What are dividends?

Some companies, often large profitable ones in established industries, pay out a portion of their profits to the owners (shareholders).  These are dividends. Dividends are real cash payouts that arrive in the investment account of the shareholders on a (hopefully) […]

What are stocks?

Stocks are shares of a company.  Owning a stock (or share) means you own part of that company.  Being part owner of a company entitles you to a share of the future earnings of that company.   How are stocks […]