All About Stock Coalinga CA

Learn the true value of owning stock shares in a company.

Ted George
George Financial Advisors
(831) 438-6000
5900 Butler Lane
Scotts Valley, CA
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, MSFP

Rick Mayes
Mayes Financial Planning
(760) 729-8900
2755 Jefferson St., Suite 208
Carlsbad, CA
Expertises
Middle Income Client Needs, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Neerja Bhutani
Bhutani-Palmin Financial Planning, LLC
(925) 262-8445
712 Bancroft Rd . # 752
Walnut Creek, CA
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Michael Lynch
Lynch Financial Advisors
(916) 772-3103
1700 Eureka Rd, Suite 155
Roseville, CA
Expertises
Tax Planning, College/Education Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Advising Entrepreneurs, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, MBA, Other

Colleen Soares
Soares Financial,Inc.
(707) 225-6900
2033 First Street
Napa, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

Paula Wiiken
Wiiken & Gorman LLC
(707) 769-0200
775 Baywood Drive, Suite 306
Petaluma, CA
Expertises
Socially Responsible Investments, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, JD, MA

Alan E. Hewitt
Al Hewitt Inc
(877) 254-9348
1120 West Ave M-4
Palmdale, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, ATA, ATP, CFP®, EA, AWMA

Bryan Wisda
Summit Wealth Management, Inc.
(949) 753-9270
9210 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Professional Athletes or Entertainers, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Sandra Field
Asset Planning Inc.
(714) 827-5794
10833 Valley View St., Suite 470
Cypress, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Ralph Latza
Private Ocean
(415) 526-2900
750 Lindaro Street, Suite 130
San Rafael, CA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Divorce Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, JD, LLM

All About Stock

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Buying and selling shares of stock is at the root of American capitalism, the mechanism by which great companies have been built ever since the New York Stock Exchange was created way back in 1789. But what's truly great about the American stock market is that anyone, not just the rich and privileged, can participate.

Let's start at the beginning. A stock isn't some abstract concept. A stock represents a single share of ownership in a company. When you own a stock, you're actually a part owner of a corporation, with all the rights and responsibilities that come along with that. As a shareholder, you have a say in how the company operates - though if the company has issued millions or even billions of shares, your 10 or 100 shares might not make you the most influential shareholder!

Companies issue stock in the first place so that they can raise capital to run their business. A corporation sells off shares to outside investors in organized fashion in a public offering; the first of which is its initial public offering (or IPO).

The company can issue common stock or preferred stock.

  • Common stock represents a simple share of ownership; if the company were to go bankrupt, it would have no financial liability to common shareholders, so those shares would likely become worthless.
  • Preferred shares, on the other hand, get some special perks, which might include higher dividends or a larger vote in running the company. Preferred shares aren't as common as common stock, so you might never own preferred stock in your portfolio.
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