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What Happens When I Don't Tender My Shares?

A number of publicly traded companies grow through mergers and acquisitions. These transactions involve the exchange of cash or stock for existing shares in the target company. Reasons for acquisitions can range from expanding a market footprint to broadening product or service ...

Default Risk Premium Calculation

Investments are priced in the market based on risk. The riskier a particular asset, the greater the required return. The capital asset pricing model is used to help calculate an intrinsic value, or price, for a security. Analysts can then compare the model price to the market ...

What Happens When the Stock Market Drops a Point?

All major financial television news sources track the major stock market indexes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. These results are widely followed by investors, some of whom also track them on their mobile phones. While keeping informed of ...

How to Buy a First Stock on E-Trade

E*Trade is an online brokerage firm that was one of the pioneers of Internet-based investing. Fundamentally, the steps to making a first trade with E*Trade are similar to those for any land-based financial institution. The main difference is that with E*Trade you'll conduct your ...

The Effect on Treasury Bonds When the Interest Rate Is Raised

U.S. Treasury securities including Treasury bonds are viewed as one of the safest investment options. The major risk involved with Treasury bonds is interest rate risk -- the change in bond values when interest rates change. As marketable securities with fixed rates of interest ...

How Do Dividends Affect Stock Price?

Your total return from dividend stocks consists of the rise in your stock prices plus the corporate profits companies pay out as dividends on your shares of their stocks. You profit when stock prices rise and dividends remain steady. Knowing the relationship between dividends ...

How to Find Out What Percentage of Your Portfolio Each Stock Makes Up?

Your investment portfolio’s overall return depends on the performance of each individual investment in the portfolio. A stock that makes up a greater percentage of your portfolio influences your overall returns more than a stock that makes up a lower percentage. These ...

Is Buying Under 100 Shares of a Stock Worth It?

Often new investors just entering the market have minimal proceeds to invest. This can also apply to long-term investors who have limited incomes or who have a number of long-term holdings they will not sell. If someone has under $10,000 or even $5,000 to invest, depending on ...

What Are the Differences Between the Dow Jones, NASDAQ & S&P 500?

Look at the front page of a newspaper's business section or the home page of a financial website, and you'll usually find listings for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500. These three indexes are often treated as indicators of the overall ...

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