10 Questions Investors Might be Too Embarrassed to Ask

While wading through the internet today, I came across this post on mint.com.  It is the first of a two part series authored by Minyanville.com, an investor information site, and it describes 10 questions that investors might feel a bit sheepish about asking.   The questions that are brought up could take up entire chapters or even books to fully answer, so these brief answers are a good starting point to exploring these questions.  The questions the article covers are provided below.

  1. Am I missing out by not investing in stocks?
  2. How do I find research by analysts and how would I know if an analyst is any good?
  3. What are the most important indicators of a stock’s health?
  4. What’s a dividend?
  5. If I hear about an upcoming IPO, how can I buy into it?
  6. I always hear about investors shorting a stock. What does that mean?
  7. What are the differences between preferred and common stocks?
  8. What’s a decent return for nonprofessional investors?
  9. Can I invest in a hedge fund? Should I?
  10. What’s an ETF and why should I care?


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  1. You review lots of online brokerages. What about the education providers in town? Do you have any plans to go over them and what their merits are and what types should be avoided?

    Thanks!

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