|| A market with generally stagnant or falling stock prices.
||Interest-earning loans to the government, corporations, or municipalities
||A market with generally rising stock prices.
|| Owning a collection of investments (such as stocks from different industries, stocks from both small and large companies, bonds, and money market funds) in order to spread risk and have a safer overall investment.
|| An investment advisor who can help you define and reach your financial goals.
||The collection of investments you personally hold
||Stocks of very large companies, such as Walmart, General Electric, and IBM, that have a market capitalization of between $10 billion and $200 billion.
||Stocks of largely unknown companies with smaller market capitalization, or dollar value of total stock ownership. Small-cap stocks generally have a market capitalization between $300 million and $2 billion.