Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Can I donate stock to charity?

    Giving stock, instead of cash, as a donation can greatly benefit both parties. You will find that most charities, hospitals, schools and other nonprofit organizations will accept stock as a gift or donation. If the stock has increased in value from the time of purchase, the owner can avoid paying the capital gains tax by donating the security to another party.
  2. What is the formula for calculating compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in Excel?

    The concept of CAGR is relatively straightforward and requires only three primary inputs: an investments beginning value, ending value, and the time period.
  3. Why do some preferred stocks have a higher yield than common stocks?

    Before we answer this question, let's just take a quick review of what a stock's yield is actually measuring.The yield is calculated by taking the stock's annual expected dividend and then dividing that number by the stock's current market price, which results in a coefficient that is usually expressed in percentage terms.
  4. Which day is known as China's "Black Tuesday" and why?

    On February 27, 2007, the Chinese stock market suffered a correction, causing choppy markets all over the world. The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) lost 9% of its value and uncertainty caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) to dip 416 points.China's move toward capitalism started in the 1970s.
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