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Episodes 17 - 24

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Understanding Stocks

Learning about stock categories will help you match your comfort with risk with specific stocks.

Episode 17:

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News Release 9: Understanding Stocks

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Stocks — DRIPS

Find out how DRIPS – dividend reinvestment plans – can help you with long-term investing

Episode 18:

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Stocks — Doing Your Homework

Using a company’s free financial statements can help you determine its value

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News Release 10: Stocks — Doing Your Homework

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Stocks — Benchmarks

It’s important to choose a benchmark with which to compare a company’s financial ratios.

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Understanding Bonds

Investing in bonds can help you diversify your portfolio.

Episode 21:

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Check Bonds’ Credit Worthiness

When buying bonds, be sure to check the credit worthiness of the bond issuer. Ratings are done by such commercial firms as Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s.

Episode 22:

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Understanding Annuities

There are three types of annuities – fixed, variable, and equity-indexed. Be sure to carefully review contracts.

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News Release 12: Annuities — Investing for Future Retirement

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Using Annuities to Invest for Future Retirement

Typical annuities offer tax-deferred growth of earnings.  But be sure to understand all tax consequences and fees and other expenses.

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Iowa State Extension’s Invest Wisely project was funded by a grant from the Investor Protection Trust (IPT). The IPT is a nonprofit organization devoted to investor education. Since 1993 the IPT has worked with the States to provide the independent, objective investor education needed by all Americans to make informed investment decisions.