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Depomed (DEPO) Spikes on Fourth-Quarter Earnings Beat

After the market close yesterday, specialty pharmaceutical company Depomed Inc (NASDAQ:DEPO) announced its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results – posting both revenue and adjusted...

Is Facebook (FB) Stock a Sell After Trading Near an All-Time High?

Following a strong share price performance last year, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) stock price extended its upside surge in the first two months of this year,...

Does Amazon (AMZN) Have Further Upside? (NASDAQ:AMZN) shares rallied to an all-time high after a considerable growth in its share price over the last twelve months. The rally in...

Weeks After Its IPO, Analysts Getting On Board with ObsEva SA (OBSV)

ObsEva SA (NASDAQ:OBSV) had a great day yesterday, with three different Wall Street firms initiating coverage on the company’s stock – including three very...

Sarepta (SRPT) Inks Deal Selling Priority Review Voucher to Gilead (GILD)

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT) announced today that it plans on selling its Rare Pediatric Disease Priority Review Voucher (PRV) to Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD)...

Two Catalysts on the Way for Adamas Pharmaceuticals (ADMS), Says Mizuho

Today, Mizuho Securities reiterated a Buy rating on Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ADMS), a biotech company that focuses on developing treatments for chronic neurologic disorders....

Google (GOOG) Stock Price Is Set to Extend Rally This Year

Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock price extended the rally this year on the back of innovative products and smart business expansion strategies. GOOG’s share price rallied...

Coach (COH) Stock Is a Solid Play for Value and Dividend Investors

After dipping to the lowest level in the last thirteen months in late December 2016, Coach’s (NYSE:COH) stock price soared 7.5% in the last...

Analysts Positive on Abeona Therapeutics’ (ABEO) Low-Dose Clinical Trial Data

On Friday, Abeona Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ABEO) released very encouraging data from an ongoing clinical trial evaluating its treatment for mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type III –...

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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The latest weekly American Petroleum Institute (API) inventory data for the week ending February 17th reported an inventory draw of 0.88 million barrels. ...
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Uranium Spot Prices Run Out of Momentum

The uranium spot price rally stalled last week, ending the commodity's ascent that started in December after prices fell as low as $17.75 per...
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USD/CAD Bulls Disappointed by Fed Minutes

The Canadian dollar weakened after poor retail sales data, but USD/CAD hit resistance above 1.3200 and retreated after the Fed minutes provided no hawkish...

Nickel Prices Tracking US Dollar

Nickel prices were lower Wednesday, even after the commodity fell under significant pressure in the prior session.While all the base metals faced some pressure...