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What is a share?

What is a share?

A share is a single unit of ownership in a corporation or financial asset. Investors buy shares in a corporation and are then known as a shareholder. If the corporation declares any residual profits these are then distributed to the shareholders in the form of...

What is FinTech?

What is FinTech?

Fintech is the term used to describe the collective of financial technology that seeks to improve and automate the delivery and use of financial services. When it was first introduced it was initially applied to technology that was employed at the back-end of systems,...

What is capital gain?

What is capital gain?

Capital gain is the growth in a capital asset’s value once the asset is sold. Typically associated with stocks and funds due to their price volatility, capital gains can be realized on any security that is sold for a higher price than it was purchased for. The capital...

What is a stock market index?

What is a stock market index?

A stock market index is a hypothetical portfolio of investment holdings that represent a segment of the financial market. The index value is determined by the prices of the underlying holdings and can be based on market cap weighting, revenue weighting, float...

What is a commodity?

What is a commodity?

A commodity is a basic good used in commerce and one that is interchangeable with other goods of the same type. Commodities are generally raw materials or primary agricultural products that can be bought and sold. Commodities are traded on an exchange and must meet...

What are the best performing index funds?

What are the best performing index funds?

Index funds are popular with investors owing to their promise of ownership of a wide variety of stocks, more portfolio diversification and lower exposure to risk, usually at a low price. Many investors, in particular those that are new to the world of investing, opt...

Is 5G still a relevant investment angle?

Is 5G still a relevant investment angle?

Concerns around 5G technology, combined with delays in components, may have slowed down the rise of 5G - But now we are over halfway through 2021, is 5G still a relevant investment angle? It’s barely worth investing in mega caps like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Yes, they...

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