financial

Investing is no different from any other worthwhile endeavor.

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The index of leading indicators is one of a number of cyclical indicators and is considered a barometer of recession or recovery.

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Aside from basic common and preferred stocks, companies can issue classes of stocks.

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One of the best ways to assess conventional wisdom is by surveying the opinions of those who publish newsletters advising subscribers on market direction, stocks to buy and sell, and so forth.

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If you own an individual portfolio of stocks, one of the first things investors often learn (sometimes the hard way) is to sell your worst-performing stocks first and keep your best-acting investments the longest.

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The interest paid on corporate bonds is considered income, so it’s taxed.

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For years I have been an advocate of directly investing in stocks and bonds, as opposed to investing in pooled assets such as funds.

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To many people, preferred stock appears to be a cross between equity and debt securities. Although it is an equity security and represents ownership in the issuing corporation, it does not provide all of the privileges of ownership that are normally associated with common stock.

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