Investing for beginners

Easy-to-follow bite-sized investing explainers to help you quickly dive in.

Types of Stocks

There are various types of stocks in which to invest. Not all of them offer your portfolio the same.

What Are Stock Futures?

Stock futures are derivative financial contracts that require the buyer to buy and the seller to sell at a set date and price.

What Are Semiconductors?

In the scientific world, semiconductors are materials that conduct current – partly (hence the name). They play a major role in tech for investors.

How to Invest in Commodities

There are five basic ways to invest in commodities: commodity futures, commodity pools, ETFs and ETNs, stocks, and mutual funds.

What are Preferred Stocks?

Preferred stocks are hybrid investments that combine features of stocks and bonds.

What Are Performance Disclosures?

Performance disclosures don’t just cover a broker’s rear end – they provide investors with crucial information.

What Does It Cost to Invest?

When you start investing, there are several types of fees to familiarize yourself with so as to not be caught off guard by the cost to invest.

What Are Fractional Shares?

Fractional shares are fractions of a single share of a company’s or ETF’s stock.

What Is a Double-Dip Recession?

A double-dip recession occurs when the economy starts to recover from one recession, then slides into another.

How to Calculate Crypto Tax

Have you cashed out on crypto gains? With new guidelines on taxable events, you have the tools you need to calculate your crypto tax bill.

What Are Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans?

If you have to go into debt to get through school, subsidized loans are one of the cheapest options. But for students who don’t qualify, unsubsidized loans may still be cheaper than private, higher-rate loans.

How Do You Calculate the Cost of Living?

Cost of living, or COL, refers to the amount of money required to cover living expenses in a set place or time.

How Does Supply and Demand Affect Investors?

Supply and demand works in the stock market, just as it does in the broader economy.

What Is a Fiduciary?

Wondering what a fiduciary is and how to choose the right one? We have the tips you need to hear. Read this article to understand who is a fiduciary.

What Are Cannabis Stocks?

The legal cannabis market is expected to be worth over $73 billion by 2027, providing plenty of opportunities for investors to get in on the ground floor.

How Does a 1099-DIV Affect Taxes?

Looking for instructions for 1099-DIV? Learn what this IRS form is and what you need to know about it to file your taxes correctly.

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What Is the Difference Between Investing and Gambling?

Investing and gambling appear to be similar activities on their faces. Essentially, you’re throwing money in a pot and praying that you see a return on your capital, risking your pocket change (or your life savings) for a chance at riches.

How to Reduce Investment Risk

Investment risk is the potential that you’ll lose the money you invest. Want to avoid it? In this article, we teach you how.

What is a Long-Term Investment Strategy?

Long-term investment strategies simply involve investing long-term.

What Is Social Security?

Social Security is the catch-all term used to describe benefits paid out by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

How to Start Investing Young (Under 18)

Learning how to start investing under 18 can teach invaluable skills early. Take advantage of compound interest and find out how to get started here.

What Are the Different Market Sectors?

Stock market sectors divide public companies into categories based on their line of business. As of January 2023, the Global Industry Classification Standard details 11 market sectors.

How Should You Deal With Market Losses?

Did you know there are technically four types of market losses? Learn with Q.ai as we identify them and teach you how to cope with market loss.

What Is Risk Tolerance?

How much risk can you stomach? Risk tolerance is described as the degree of variability in investment returns that you’re willing to withstand.


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