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Here’s Where The Gold Bar North Claims Fit Into U.S. Gold Corp.’s Strategy

On July 5, U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ:USAU) announced that it had completed the acquisition of the Gold Bar North (GBN) claims in Nevada. The...
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Revenue Beat Drives Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) 25% Higher

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT) is soaring today, with its shares currently up $8.58 at $42.67 in early-afternoon trading – a 25 percent boost. The...
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Vertex Pharma (VRTX) Skyrockets Following CF Trial Data

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:VRTX) is making some incredible gains today, currently trading nearly $28.00 higher at $160.04 – a 21 percent boost. Trade volume...
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Google (GOOG): The $1000 Mark is Doable

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has generated substantial growth for shareholders, as its share price soared 66% in the last three years. After hitting an all-time...

Netflix (NFLX): Is It a Selling Opportunity?

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) has clearly bulldozed bearish sentiments about the company’s growth strategy following substantial revenue and subscriber growth rate in Q2. Its share price...
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Puma Biotech (PBYI) Scores Breast Cancer FDA Approval

Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ:PBYI) is trading considerably higher this morning, following the news that the company’s breast cancer therapy has been approved by the...

Halliburton Unlikely to Raise Dividends Amid Bleak Fundamentals

Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) has been sustaining its quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share over the last 12 quarters, unlike its previous history of raising the...
USA

Market Pundits Expect Some Pressure on JPMorgan Chase (JPM)

Although, JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) earned $26.5B in the last twelve months, the highest earnings ever by any U.S. bank, the company’s lower than expected...
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BioLife Solutions (BLFS) Scores Regulatory Approval In Korea

BioLife Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:BLFS) is trading a bit higher today, following the company’s announcement that its osteoarthritis therapy has been granted marketing approval by...

Owning a stock is like owning a part or a share of a company. Before the technological revolution, shareholders would be issued a certificate proclaiming them as an owner of X amount of shares. Today, share ownership is verified digitally and the vast majority of stock trading is done online. Before computers, to sell stock you would have to physically take your certificate and sell it. Today, a few clicks on your computer is all it takes to buy and sell shares. Moreover, many brokers offer relatively inexpensive flat fees to make a trade.

Stocks also come in different types. The most common is the aptly named common stock. This is basic stock in a company with a claim to dividends. When people discuss stocks without mentioning which type, the majority of the time they are taking about common stock.

Going higher up the ladder, one gets to preferred stock. This is a share of ownership in the company with special rights, such as guaranteed dividends, more voting power (depending on the company), and if the company is liquidated, preferred shareholders get paid before common shareholders.

Stocks are very flexible and different companies have various classes of stock that they define. One benefit of earning income on stocks in the United States is the capital gains tax, which may be less than regular income tax.

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DJIA Today: Dow Jones Futures Pare Losses but GE Weighs

The Dow Jones Industrial Average settled off session lows Friday, as disappointing earnings for industrial bellwether General Electric (NYSE: GE) weighed.The blue-chip index dropped...
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S&P 500 Futures Flat as Energy, Industrials Lag

U.S. stocks ended the week on a softer note, as shares of energy and industrial companies led the declines.The large-cap S&P 500 Index pared...
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Slide In Crude Oil Undermines Natural Gas Prices, Positioning In Focus

Natural gas was unable to make any further headway following Thursday’s storage data with an element of profit taking following gains during the week...
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NZD/USD Breaks To 10-Month High, On Pace To Post Fifth Consecutive Daily Advance

NZD/USD has gained every day this week and is seen breaking above November highs today to break to a 10-month high. The pair...
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Baker Hughes US Oil Rig Count Declines To 764, 2nd Decline Since Late June

The total Baker Hughes North American rig count for the week ending July 21st declined to 950 from 952 the previous week.The number of...