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Money Advice From Rappers

I get bored when looking for financial advice and seeing the same things. Target date funds, time horizons, budgets, 401(k)s, financial advisors, etc. So I decided to try a different approach and look for money advice in an unlikely but surprisingly intuitive source: rappers.… Keep reading.

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5 of the Best Financial TED Talks

You’ve graduated from college, you’re achieving in your career, and thinking about buying your first stock. The only problem is, you were never precisely taught what the best stocks to invest in or where to start the research. Many successful Stockpile customers have found financial TED Talks to be a high starting point.… Keep reading.

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Bull vs. Bear Markets: What’s the Difference?

The terms “bull” and “bear” describe how stock markets perform generally, but also indicates how investors feel about the market and the trends that emerge as a result. Bull and bear markets are common stock market terms.

Bull and Bear Markets

A bull market refers to a market that is on the rise, which is typified by a sustained increase in market share prices.… Keep reading.

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What is the S&P 500?

Cheat Sheet for the S&P 500:

  • The S&P 500 stands for Standard & Poor’s 500.  It’s an index of 500 companies.
  • It is the main benchmark investors try to beat with their own stock portfolios.
  • The 500 stocks are updated regularly to represent the overall stock market.
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What is cost basis?

Cheat Sheet for cost basis:

  • Cost basis is a fancy name for the price you originally paid for your stock.
  • It is used to calculate the money you made or lost for tax purposes.

The cost basis is the original value you paid for an investment, adjusted for stock splits and dividends.… Keep reading.