CNBC Explains Equities


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    Alpha and beta are important tools for many investors when it comes to figuring out investment returns. So what are they exactly and how do they work? CNBC explains.

  • In conventional terms, front running is something that happens within a firm. However, that definition has changed some recently.

  • An initial public offering—or IPO as it's most commonly called—is the way for companies to go from private to public and sell stock shares in their firm. Here's a look at how the IPO process unfolds as CNBC explains.

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    A company’s market capitalization, also known simply as “market cap”, is an indication of how much that company is worth on the open market. How do you compute a company’s market capitalization?

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    Preferred stocks are a special class of investments that have several unique features. Those features often make them confusing to investors. So what exactly are preferred stocks? CNBC explains.

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    Pessimistic about the future of a company’s stock and not sure what to do about it? One strategy employed by many investors is stock shorting, a tool that allows them to make money when a stock goes down.

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