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. Investing Strategy

    If I sell my shares before the ex-dividend date will I still get the dividend?

    Selling a stock before the ex-dividend date will most certainly affect whether or not you receive a dividend from the company. ...
  2. Markets & Economy

    What is the Difference Between an Industry and a Sector?

    The terms industry and sector are often used interchangeably, but they have slightly different meanings.
  3. Bonds / Fixed Income

    What are the risks of investing in a bond?

    Learn more about bond market investment risk, including interest rate risk, reinvestment risk, call risk, default risk and ...
  4. Investing Strategy

    How do I find the CUSIP number for a particular stock?

    Finding the nine character CUSIP number for a stock can be a little difficult, but there are now resources that can be used ...
  5. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Where can I get bond market quotes?

    Bond information, including quotes, is most accessible through a brokerage account. The Yahoo! Bond Center is also a free ...
  6. Bonds / Fixed Income

    What is the difference between a zero-coupon bond and a regular bond?

    A zero-coupon bond does not pay coupons, or interest payments, unlike a typical bond. A zero-coupon holder receives the face ...
  7. High Net Worth Strategy

    What are the fifth-letter identifiers on the Nasdaq?

    In some cases, a stock ticker symbol on the Nasdaq will have five letters, and the fifth letter is an identifier symbol.
  8. Investing Strategy

    Start Investing With Only $1,000

    You can get started as an investor with as little as $1,000. Here's how to maximize your returns by minimizing your costs.
  9. Stocks

    What Does a Share Liquidation in My Account Mean?

    A liquidation occurs when an account's holdings are sold off by the firm where the account was held.
  10. Investing

    What is the Short/Current Long-Term Debt Account?

    A balance sheet account showing short/current long-term debt can cause a lot of confusion.
  11. Bonds / Fixed Income

    What is a basis point (BPS)?

    A basis point is a unit of measure used in finance to describe the percentage change in the value or rate of a financial ...
  12. Stocks

    What Are the Components of a Risk Premium?

    Learn the five main risks that comprise the risk premium and how they affect investors.
  13. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    How is my credit score calculated?

    Learn the criteria that go into determining your FICO credit score, the measure that is most commonly used by lenders.
  14. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    What is an assumable mortgage?

    The purchase of a home is a very expensive undertaking and usually requires some form of financing to make the purchase possible. ...
  15. Taxes

    I am a non-U.S. citizen living outside the U.S. and trading stocks through a U.S. internet broker. Do I have to pay taxes on the money I earn?

    The tax implications for a foreign investor will depend on whether that person is classified as a resident alien or a non-resident ...
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