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Emoji Finance Friday©: Dollar Cost Average

1. You invest a large sum of money 2. And decided to buy one certain stock 3. You talk to your adviser who has an idea 4. To split the money up over 5 months 5. Getting an average price of the stock 6. Your adviser explains that soon you may have more shares than if you bought all the shares at once 7. You think about this… 8. You buy into what your adviser says 9. #Moneyface because I mean mo shares...

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Emoji Finance Friday©: Bonds

Let us break this down 1. You decided to invest some money in a bond 2. You get a “certificate” claiming you have a bond 3. This bond “yields” fixed interest rate of 7% every year #bondgoals 4. You receive money from the bond every year 5. The bond has a maturity rate of 10 years 6. At the end of the 10 years the bond reaches maturity Now let us piece this together, you decided to invest some money...

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Emoji Finance Friday©: Annuities

1. You Invest money 2. Choose an Annuity (box) 3. You are confused and think what options to choose 4. You pick a few funds in the Annuity 5. Time passes and you gain value 6. Gains are tax deferred 7. You grow old and at 59 1/2 you take money out 8. Money is taxed in LIFO manner Now let us piece this together, You want some alternative to retirement accounts and look into an Annuity, now you decided...

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Emoji Finance Friday©:Compound Interest

Let us break this down 1. You add money to your investments with 5% annual return 2. Add more money 3. Now you give it some time 4. And soon the 5% starts to multiply every year 5. More years go by and you add 5% on 5% 6. All equals Compound Interest #moneyface Now let us put this together, you smart little Emoji you have saved a ton of money and are ready to invest it, now you add money to your investment...

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Warren Buffet Alert: 1 Billion Into Airplanes

Warren is back at it with the billions. This time our godfather started investing in airlines for the first time since the 80s! For those of you who know Warren Buffet is a very practical billionaire and has long been against investing in the airline industry after owing some stock in them in the 80s, which he described as an unpleasant experience. So why the change of heart? Well Buffet was against...

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Emoji Finance Friday©: Fed Rate

Let us break this down 1. The Feds meet at the reserve building 2. They meet every quarter 3. They talk and think about the economy 4. Often look at economic data 5. Vote yes or no to raise the rates 6. These raise in rates directly impacts bank borrowing rate 7. This all equals the Fed Rate Now let us piece this together, the feds meet at the reserve building, once a quarter, they sit together in...

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Emoji Finance Friday©: ETF

Let us break this down 1. You invest money 2. This goes into an ETF that has no minimum 3. The ETF consist of “cuts” of companies 4. Like Tennis balls, Basketballs, footballs, and volleyballs 5. This all equals 1 ETF, so you own parts of companies 6. You feel blessed because the expenses are low 7. This all equals an ETF Now let us piece this together, you decide to invest some money in an ETF, the...

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The Ghost Of Wall Street: Snap IPO

Welcome to the madness that is March, and no I am not talking about college basketball but about the Snap IPO. We here at Orca have been anticipating this IPO for quite some time now and have promised to bring updates to our readers. Check out our last article on if it’s worth buying into the Snap IPO here. So what is buying Snap going to cost you? Well less than a date to the movies, if you can get...

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Emoji Finance©: Hedge Funds

Let us break this down 1. Investors give money to a manager 2. They shake on a deal 3. This gives the manager full autonomy like a king of their money 4. The fund has quant analysis to see trends in the market 5. And they invest your money in high risk high reward situations Now let us piece this together, you as an investor give money to a manager, and shake on a deal that gives the manager full control...

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Emoji Finance Friday©: Consumer Price Index

Lets us break this down 1. Researchers are analyzing data 2. They look at consumer good prices 3. Like Bread, Cars, Avocadoes, Jewelry, Sunglasses, and Houses 4. They analyze the change in price 5. This all equals Consumer Price Index Now let piece this together, there are researchers that sit a look at good prices, such as bread, cars, avocado etc. All consumer good that we as a country purchase....

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Warren Buffet Alert: Buffet Rolls-back on WalMart

As the market is in a change Orca would like to introduce a new segment called Buffet Alerts, as many of you know Warren Buffet is the “Oracle of Omaha” but in my mind he is the godfather of the stock market, and truly a visionary that we Orca’s should learn and understand from. With the recent political changes Mr. Buffett has been very busy and we will be highlighting some of his bigger moves. So...

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Emoji Finance Friday©: Mutual Funds

Let us break this down 1. You give some money to a mutual fund 2. They have researchers that manage the fund 3. Who have ideas to divide your money 4. And split them through various companies 5. Like Apple, Watermelon, and Lemon #beyonce 6. You own parts of these companies in one fund 7. This all equals a mutual fund Now let us piece this together, you decided to invest some money in a mutual fund...