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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 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...

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...

Does the Market REALLY Always Go Up?

Does the Market REALLY Always Go Up?

Conventional investing wisdom tells you to park your cash in an index fund and then sit back and relax. Stock market corrections and bear markets? Don't worry about them - the market always goes up. Is this true? Does the market really always go up? I'd like to...

Are We In a Stock Market Bubble?

Are We In a Stock Market Bubble?

I am now more convinced than ever that we are in a stock market bubble. I will offer what I consider "proof," but first let's get a few things straight. 1. The Stock Market is a Very Real Game The stock market is a unique part of the economy. It contains properties...