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What is a Wash Sale in Stocks?

What is a Wash Sale in Stocks?

Wash sales occur when traders sell a stock for a loss, then repurchase it within 30 days. These types of sales are monitored by the Internal Revenue Service so that traders cannot claim a deduction for a capital gains loss and then immediately repurchase the same...

Is Stansberry Research Legit?

Is Stansberry Research Legit?

There are dozens of investment newsletters on Wall Street proclaiming they have the best insights into the market, but Stansberry Associates Investment Research is one of the oldest in the game, and they have been in business since 1999.  Many stock advisors and...

Is Motley Fool Legit?

Is Motley Fool Legit?

You’ve seen their commercials boasting about 500% returns on their stock picks. The Motley Fool is one of the oldest stock picking newsletter services with over a quarter-century of operations. The Company has survived through multiple bubbles and bull and bear...

Carl Icahn Investor Spotlight

Carl Icahn Investor Spotlight

About Carl Icahn Carl Icahn is one of the most revered names in stock trading and one of the wealthiest people in the world. Icahn was the 26th wealthiest person on the 2020 Forbes 400 list, having amassed $16.7 billion in net worth over the course of a several...

Benjamin Graham Investor Spotlight

Benjamin Graham Investor Spotlight

About Benjamin Graham Benjamin Graham is widely considered to be the father of value investing. Among his disciples are famous investors like Warren Buffett, Irving Kahn, and Sir John Templeton. In fact, Warren Buffett described Graham’s classic 1949 book, ‘The...

What is a Stock Market Bubble?

What is a Stock Market Bubble?

It’s common for traders and investors alike to hear warnings of a market bubble whenever the market is aggressively bullish for an extended period. Bubbles occur when investors within a specific sector or across the entire market inflate the value of assets well...