Tweet Breaking down ETFs An ETF is a type of fund that takes ownership of the underlying assets (which can include; shares of stock, bonds, bars of gold, currencies etc)
Ownership investment, also known as contributed capital refers to the amount of money or assets that an individual contributes towards a company. This may be for the purpose of starting it or to continue running it. This is the most profitable type of investment.
Mutual funds have become very popular in the last 20 years. But why have they become so popular? Simply put, they are a way for the average investor (read : us) to get a chunk of the market, without reading 10 finance books, getting a PhD in Economics or sitting all day reading news from Wall Street.
Stock is a financial term which relates to residual assets that are basically shares of a company held by groups or individuals.
Tweet Scanning through the Wall Street Journal recently I came upon an article that answered many of the questions I had about the current economic meltdown. The article which was