Amanda Stanhaus

Earnings per share

Profit divided by the number of shares of common stock. An indicator of how much money the company is—or is not—raking in by equating overall earnings to the individual stock price.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)

Active vs. Passive Investing

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Pre-my Man, I alternated between two dating philosophies.

Active: I was on the prowl. I shamelessly introduced myself to any man that caught my eye.

Passive: Who, me? [bat eyelashes] I fabulously sipped a single malt at the bar and men came to me.

Now that I’m taken, I see the middle path. Desperate does not look good, but playing too hard to get can backfire too. Now, I look fabulously approachable at all times.

My investing philosophy similarly take the middle path.

When investing, I’m in it for the long haul. I’m a value investor, a form of passive investing. I do extensive research before I buy, and then hold on tight to the stock!

Daily, I read the business section, but don’t act like an active investor. Active investors buy & sell throughout the day, hoping to make some quick $$.

It’s been worth it to passively wait to reach my long term goals, but it fun to follow the market!

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(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)

Economic Indicator

“I think…”Measurements of various aspects of the economy that signal where the market is headed. Examples include CPI and GDP.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)