We received a question recently from an investor looking for information on whether it would be considered insider trading for him to purchase stock in the company he works for. There’s no simple yes or no answer to this question, so we’re going to answer it in two parts.
NSSC Blog: Before You Invest
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It’s tax time and that means investors are about to be bombarded with advertisements telling them to invest before the income tax deadline.
There's no new Before You Invest blog post this week or next week as we take a break for the holidays. Happy Holdays everyone, we’ll see you in 2020 with more investor education information!
We had a question sent to us asking what a white paper is in connection to cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs). We’ll be speaking toward what a white paper is in that context.
A promissory note is a financial instrument that is a written promise from one party to pay back another party a set sum of money, either on demand or at a specific date in the future.
The promissory note contains all the terms of the borrower’s indebtedness. This includes the principal amount of the loan, any interest rate applied to the loan, the maturity date, and the date and place the note was issued.
A debenture is a type of debt instrument that is similar to a bond in that it is issued by a company or a government as a way of raising capital. Unlike a bond a debenture is not secured by collateral and must rely on the credit rating and reputation of the issuer for support.
FOREX is the Foreign Exchange Market. It is a global, decentralized over-the-counter market for the trading of currencies. FOREX allows anyone to exchange one form of currency for another. For example, Canadian dollars for US dollars, British Pounds or EUROs.
One of our readers is a keen follower of the stock market. They aren’t heavily invested in stocks, but they enjoy monitoring the price of some local companies and some well-known blue chips. After observing some wide fluctuations and volatility over the years they want to know what factors affect the value of a stock?