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Asked by Kathleen
Answered by John Farmer
Financial Adviser in Prescott, AZ
It's a simple process called "Dollar Cost Averaging" where you buy a falling market in small proportions. No one knows when the market will turn around.
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Asked by Edna
Answered by Helen Barbre Stephens
Financial Adviser in Fort Worth, TX
Hi Edna, You can't sell your securities until you have securities to sell. Here is a link: http://www.sec.gov/answers/lostcert.htm that explains what you need to do...
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Asked by Kathleen
Answered by John Farmer
Financial Adviser in Prescott, AZ
It depends on how they are being used in an overall portfolio. The main advantage of an ETF is that it can be traded on an exchange in real time with instant liquidit...
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Asked by Erin
Answered by Michael Mezheritskiy
Financial Adviser in Avon, CT
Good morning Erin.Thank you for your question. Once you leave your company, you forfeit any options that you did not vest in. however options that you are vested for a...
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Asked by Joseph
Answered by Michael Hoffman PRO+
RFC, CLU, ChFC in Grass Valley, CA
Market capitalization refers to the size and usually the maturity of the company. The market is generally divided into Large, Mid and Small cap sectors. The Large ca...
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Asked by Jessica
Answered by Pamela J. Horack, PRO+
CFP® in Lake Wylie, SC
Hi Jessica! Sounds like you have a great family - what a gift! As I read your question, I hear two concerns. One - I want to grow this money as much as possible. Two -...
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Asked by Michael
Answered by Alex Bentley PRO+
Financial Adviser in Pacific Palisades, CA
Trading is more short-term and investing is more long-term. An example of trading would be buying and selling a stock in a day. An example of investing would be buyi...
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Asked by Lynn
Answered by Steve Stanganelli
CFP®, CRPC® in Amesbury, MA
Mutual funds are a tool for investing. And like all tools they're not good or bad but you'll be better served if you use them correctly. First, the basics: A mutual...
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Asked by Lynn
Answered by Tracy Scott Burke
CFP®, ChFC® in Harrisburg, PA
Hi Lynn, Rebalancing your 401(k) is a good idea. As an example, assume your 401(k) has an initial asset allocation of 50% stocks/50% bonds. If the stock market do...
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Asked by Katie
Answered by Kim Miller PRO+
CFP® in Redmond, WA
Hi - stock options are contracts offered to employees as compensation incentives - "work hard and stay here - you will be rewarded". Briefly, a stock option gives you...
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