Chad Langager

Chad Langager

Chad Langager is the co-founder of Second Summit Ventures. He is passionate about the internet, startups and cycling. You can find out more about him on his website www.clangager.com.

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  1. What does it mean when financial news reports say that more ...
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    What does it mean when financial news reports say that more ...

    This simply means that in a market, more stocks (issues) traded down for the day compared to the number of companies that traded up for the day.When a stock or issue is considered to be bought it must ...
  2. Why would a company make drastic cuts to its dividend payments?
    Investing

    Why would a company make drastic cuts to its dividend payments?

    A dividend cut occurs when a dividend paying company either completely stops paying out dividends (a worst-case scenario) or reduces the amount it pays out. This will often lead to a sharp decline in the ...
  3. Start Investing With Only $1,000
    Investing Basics

    Start Investing With Only $1,000

    Find out what fees and restrictions need to be considered before investing $1,000.
  4. Having A Plan: The Basis Of Success
    Options & Futures

    Having A Plan: The Basis Of Success

    It ensures that you have a realistic outlook, and a solid strategy. We show you why and how.
  5. When short selling a stock, how long does a short seller ...
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    When short selling a stock, how long does a short seller ...

    There are no general rules regarding how long a short sale can last before being closed out. A short sale is a transaction in which shares of a company are borrowed by an investor and sold on the market. ...
  6. Why do commercial bills have higher yields than T-bills?
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    Why do commercial bills have higher yields than T-bills?

    The reason that commercial bills have higher yields than T-bills is due to the varying credit quality of each bill type. The credit rating of the entity issuing the bill gives investors an idea of the ...
  7. How is a put option exercised?
    Options & Futures

    How is a put option exercised?

    A put option is a contract that gives the option holder the right, but not obligation, to sell a set amount of shares (100 shares per contract) at a set price. If the option is exercised, the option writer ...
  8. How can a futures trader exit a position prior to expiration?
    Trading Strategies

    How can a futures trader exit a position prior to expiration?

    A futures contract is an agreement to buy or sell a commodity at a pre-determined price and quantity at a future date in time. While this is similar to an option, where the holder has the right to purchase ...
  9. Why does my broker allow me to enter only day orders for ...
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Why does my broker allow me to enter only day orders for ...

    Put simply, brokerage firms restrict short sales to day orders because of the complexity of the short sale transaction and the difficulty in authorizing shares to be short sold in a rapidly changing environment.Long-term ...
  10. Is it true that you can sell your home and not pay capital ...
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    Is it true that you can sell your home and not pay capital ...

    It is true in most cases. When you sell your home, the capital gains on the sale are exempt from capital gains tax. Based on the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, if you are single, you will pay no capital ...
  11. Where can I get bond market quotes?
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    Where can I get bond market quotes?

    Getting bond quotes and general information about a bond issue is considerably more difficult than researching a stock or a mutual fund. A major reason for this is that there is not a lot of individual ...
  12. Why do all mutual fund tickers have an X at the end?
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    Why do all mutual fund tickers have an X at the end?

    It's true that all mutual funds' tickers have an X at the end of their symbol. The reason for this is to distinguish between mutual fund tickers and other securities that also have ticker symbols (such ...
  13. What is the short/current long-term debt account on a company's ...
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    What is the short/current long-term debt account on a company's ...

    A lot of confusion can arise with this balance sheet account. After all, how can something be both long and short? Despite appearances, however, this concept is not as complex as one might first think. ...
  14. If I pay for a course to learn about trading can I write ...
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    If I pay for a course to learn about trading can I write ...

    There are some investing costs that can be written off each year, even if you aren't a day trader. The general rule in determining whether an investment expense is deductible is that the expense needs ...
  15. What are the fifth-letter identifiers on the Nasdaq?
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    What are the fifth-letter identifiers on the Nasdaq?

    All of the companies traded on the Nasdaq have four-lettered tickers, which are representative of the actual company. For example, the ticker symbol for Nasdaq-traded Microsoft is MSFT. However, in some ...
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