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Understanding Stock Markets: Let us first take common stocks. Consider both the earnings and the dividends as they relate to the price. Check the historical trading pattern of the shares concerned. This will give you a clue as to whether the stock has been a volatile performer and whether it has fluctuated with cyclical trends in the economy and the stock market. More...

Stock Exchanges: By the eighteenth century the first stock exchanges were formed in England, the Netherlands and France. In the American colonies, commerce was significant, but still heavily controlled by England. An informal auction market was established in New York in 1752. As the colonial economy matured and demands for funds were made by local businesses, the auction market grew. More...

Stock Trading: Traditionally, the stock market investor has looked to the market for income, capital gains, or both. The income feature on common stocks is met through dividend payments, which are usually paid quarterly on a per-share basis from the profits of a corporation, or, in some cases, from assets. Common stock dividends are not fixed in amount. The payment is set by the boards of directors, usually each quarter, based on profits and overall dividend policy. It is not uncommon for a company that is suffering a temporary setback with reduced or even no profits to continue paying a dividend out of its retained earnings (past profits). More...

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