All About Stock Coalinga CA

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

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®

Jenna Hung
LifeStream Financial, Inc.
(408) 657-6880
5201 Great America Parkway, Suite 320
Santa Clara, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Real Estate Investments, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, CMA, CPA, CPA/PFS, MBA

John "Jay" Hutchins
The Wealth Conservatory
(800) 472-1844
1751 Barcelona St. Bldg B
Livermore, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Divorce Planning, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIFA, CDFA, CFP®, MS

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

Joseph Alfonso
Aegis Financial Advisory
(408) 689-8211
3333 Bowers Avenue, Suite 130
Santa Clara, CA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, ChFc, EA

Scott Dauenhauer
Meridian Wealth Management
(949) 916-6238
25283 Cabot Road, Suite 207
Laguna Hills, CA
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, MSFP

Jennifer Hartman
Greenleaf Financial Group
(323) 330-0579
5900 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 2600
Los Angeles, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Hourly Financial Planning Services, College/Education Planning, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Socially Responsible Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CFS, MFA

William Bengen
Bengen Financial Services, Inc.
(619) 240-7349
997 Wind Cave Place
Chula Vista, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MS

Terrance Green
Blue Water Capital Management, LLC
(858) 552-1488
5755 Oberlin Drive
San Diego, CA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Abbas Heydari
Abbasali Heydari
(310) 792-2090
21535 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 355
Torrance, CA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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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