S&P 500 – The S&P 500 is a stock index composed of 500 US companies, mainly larger businesses with large market capitalization (Large Caps). Most people, even those with no real interest in the stock market, are familiar with the S&P 500 as the level of the index is regularly quoted on media news reports. […]
Employee Stock Options – Employee Stock Options are a popular way for employers to compensate their workers, chiefly upper management, by inculcating in them a desire to work towards the company’s prosperity. Equity Financing – Equity Financing refers to the practice of issuing shares of stock in order to raise money for a business purpose. […]
Index funds are a type of Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that focuses on the performance of specific stock indices, as opposed to other types of ETFs that are based on oil or other commodities. Index funds are appealing to certain kinds of investors because they are inherently more stable than investing in specific stocks. Index funds spread the risk factor over the entire index, which in the ...
Exchange traded funds, or ETFs for short, are investment funds that trade as shares on major stock exchanges. There are many different kinds of ETFs; some specializing in commodity sectors like oil or gold and others acting as tradable replicas of stock market indices like the NASDAQ or S&P 500. For many investors, large and small, it’s much easier to buy shares in an ETF modeled after the ...