All About Stock Coalinga CA

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

Spencer Sherman
Abacus Wealth Partners, LLC
(707) 829-6190
7182 Healdsburg Avenue
Sebastopol, CA
Expertises
Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Financial Issues Between Generations, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Socially Responsible Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Julie Schatz
Investor's Capital Management, LLC
(866) 966-9291
1100 Alma St., Suite 200
Menlo Park, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Louis Barajas
Louis Barajas, Wealth Planning
(562) 347-0070
10330 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 250
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Entrepreneurs, Advising Medical Professionals, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA, MBA

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

Barbara Steinmetz
Steinmetz Financial Planning
(650) 401-3800
1840 Gateway Drive, Suite 200
San Mateo, CA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, EA, MS

Mark Wilson
The Tarbox Group, Inc.
(949) 721-2330
500 Newport Center Drive, Suite 500
Newport Beach, CA
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, APA, CFP®

Joel Shaps
Bedrock Capital Management, Inc.
(650) 964-7024
5050 El Camino Real, Suite 204
Los Altos, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CIMA

Darius Gagne
Quantum Wealth Management
(310) 568-1204
600 Corporate Pointe, Suite 1120
Culver City, CA
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Professional Athletes or Entertainers
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, PhD

Marjorie Bennett
Aegis Capital Management Inc.
(510) 655-9333
6215 Manoa Street
Oakland, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, High Net Worth Client Needs, Socially Responsible Investments, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, MBA

Patrick O'Hara
R.E. Wacker Associates, Inc.
(805) 541-1308
973 Higuera Street, Suite A
San Luis Obispo, CA
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, High Net Worth Client Needs, Alternative or Private Investments, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
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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