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. Markets & Economy

    What causes a significant move in the stock market?

    There is a nearly infinite number of factors that can cause the stock market to move significantly in one direction or another. ...
  2. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Who Are the Key Players in the Bond Market?

    The bond market can be broken down into three main groups: issuers, underwriters and purchasers. Learn what each set of players ...
  3. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Do Preferred Shares Offer Companies a Tax Advantage?

    Find out if there is a tax advantage for corporations issuing preferred shares when compared to other forms of financing ...
  4. Bonds / Fixed Income

    How Do Low Rates Affect the Demand for Bonds?

    The lower rates that are found on bonds, especially government-backed bonds, are often not seen as enough by investors. Learn ...
  5. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Why Do Commercial Bills Yield Higher Than T-Bills?

    Find out why commercial bills have higher yields than T-bills and how it relates to the credit quality of each bill type ...
  6. Bonds / Fixed Income

    How Does a Person Gain From an Investment?

    Find out the two main ways in which a person gains from an investment, capital gains, and investment income. Learn how stocks ...
  7. ETFs

    What is the difference between iShares, Vanguard ETFs and Spiders?

    iShares, Vanguard ETFs and SPDRs, or spiders, represent different exchange-traded fund families.
  8. Financial Analysis

    What are reverse stock splits?

    A reverse stock split is when a company decreases the number of shares outstanding and increases the price per share by canceling the ...
  9. Real Estate

    How does a credit crunch occur?

    We examine the systemic and pervasive effects of a credit crunch, which occurs when a lack of funds available in the credit ...
  10. Trading Instruments

    Do I Own a Stock on the Trade Date or Settlement Date?

    Find out why you don't become a legal shareholder until the settlement date.
  11. Trading Strategy

    Where can I find information about pre- and after-hours trading on the NYSE and the Nasdaq?

    The first place investors should look to find information about pre-market and after-market activity is their brokerage account's ...
  12. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Where can I get bond market quotes?

    Bond quotes and general information are usually hard to find, but most accessible route would be through a brokerage account. ...
  13. Investing Strategy

    Why Would a Company Drastically Cut Its Dividend?

    Learn the reasons a company may significantly cut or eliminate their dividend payments to shareholders. Find out how this ...
  14. Investing Strategy

    Why do U.S. Treasury yields decrease in an emerging market crisis?

    Learn why you will often see the yields on Treasuries fall during a crisis in an emerging or foreign market. Find out about ...
  15. Trading Strategy

    Quote-driven and order-driven markets: What's the difference?

    The difference between these two market systems lies in what is displayed in the market in terms of orders and bid and ask ...
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