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There are many different types of assets you can trade. They range from common equity, to futures contracts, to commodities, to bonds, and beyond. This category goes into detail about each of these different asset classes to help you understand why they exist, why traders use them, and how they are intended to be used, traded and invested.

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    What Are Mutual Funds? 

    Mutual funds are investment vehicles that pool money from multiple investors to invest in a diversified portfolio of assets such as stocks, bonds, and other securities. Each mutual fund is managed by a professional fund manager who makes investment decisions on behalf of the investors, using the pooled money to buy a variety of different …
    What Are Mutual Funds?
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    What Are Warrants? 

    Warrants are financial instruments that grant the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset at a predetermined price within a specific time frame. While warrants share similarities with options, they possess unique characteristics that set them apart, making them an intriguing avenue for investors looking to capitalize on …
    What Are Warrants?
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    What is a High Yield Savings Account? 

    A High Yield Savings Account is a type of bank account that offers an above-average interest rate on deposits, allowing individuals to grow their bank balance faster compared to traditional savings accounts. These accounts typically earn significantly higher Annual Percentage Yields (APY) than the average national rate for savings accounts, sometimes up to 10 times …
    What is a High Yield Savings Account?
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    What is a Biotech Stock? 

    Biotech stocks are a type of equity investment that focuses on companies involved in developing, producing, and distributing biotechnology products, such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and agricultural technology.  These stocks can be highly volatile, with significant price swings driven by factors such as clinical trial results, regulatory approvals, and market demand for new treatments or …
    What is a Biotech Stock?
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    What is a Penny Stock? 

    Penny stocks are shares of small companies that typically trade for less than $5 per share and are often considered highly speculative due to their volatility and low liquidity. The term “penny stock” originated from shares that traded for “pennies on the dollar” before the SEC’s classification.  While there are common characteristics that are often …
    What is a Penny Stock?
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    Certificates of Deposit (CDs) 

    Certificates of Deposit (CDs) offer a secure and predictable investment alternative for individuals looking for minimal risk. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of CDs, examining their operational framework, varied types, comparative analysis with other accounts and assets, as well as their associated pros and cons. How Certificates of Deposit Work Understanding the …
    Certificates of Deposit (CDs)
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