How to Interpret a Stock Split

When a company's existing shares are automatically divided into multiple shares it is known as a stock split.  Splits are typically bullish in nature and are commonly used to both identify the health of a company and lower the overall stock price.

Understanding Ticker Symbols

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A stock symbol, also known as a ticker symbol, is a string of letters that identify every publicly traded company. Investors use ticker symbols all day every day to identify stocks quickly, with each symbol being completely unique from the other.

Executive Treatment, The Golden Parachute

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A golden parachute is a term used to describe what benefits top executives receive when their company gets taken over (bought out, etc.) by another company, and they lose their jobs as a result.

Stock Lingo, All or None!

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When placing an order to buy shares of stock investors have sub-options such as "fill or kill" and in this case "all or none". These expressions are actually types or orders and have specific meaning to how the order is filled / completed.

Outstanding Shares Broken Down

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Outstanding shares by definition is the total number of shares held by all investors.