Breaking it Down: Parent Companies, Holding Companies, and Subsidiaries

What do Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut have in common? They’re all “subsidiaries” of the same parent company...…

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Victoria Woodhull: Wall Street's First Female Broker

The story of Victoria Woodhull (neé Claflin) is one for the ages. It has everything you could want in a biography: a rags-to…

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What is a Market Index?

Ever heard of the S&P 500? How about the Dow? (They’re in the news quite a bit.) Both are market indices and are used to help describe…

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Understanding Capital Gains

Whenever you own stock, there’s a possibility the value will change over time. In some cases, the value might increase—that’s considered a “gain.” (As you might guess, a decrease in value is considered a “loss.”) When you…

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Abigail Adams: One of the First U.S. Women Investors

Abigail Adams is often remembered as being the wife of Founding Father and later president, John Adams, but she accomplished much more than that. An early advocate for women's’ rights, female education, and the abolition...…

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What is Micro-Investing?

Investing isn’t just reserved for folks with a lot of extra cash lying around, although it can seem like it sometimes. Investing can be for everyone. While minimum…

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How to Read a Brokerage Statement

Have a brokerage account? It’s likely that you get statements about it then. While perusing your statement may not be your favorite part of each month, it’s a good idea…

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Bull Market & Bear Market: a Quick Explainer

When you find yourself in financial chatter, you might hear folks refer to a “bull market” or a “bear market.” Let’s talk about what that even means.…

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6 Things Every New Investor Ought to Know

Investing is exciting, if also a bit overwhelming. Let’s cut through the confusion and break down six things new investors should know as they get started.…

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Spooky Stock Market: 7 Creepy Investing Terms, Explained

For those new to the investing world, some of the terms and phrases you come across can seem jargony, dry, and—well—a bit boring. Today, we’re sharing a special themed investor jargon post that celebrates some of the strangest, spookiest bits of...…

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Investor Jargon: Portfolio

A portfolio is a formal way to describe the investments you hold, like bonds, stock, or cash equivalents. In some ways, it can be like a…

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8 Common Common Stockholder Rights

Stock ownership comes with certain rights. While they can vary depending on state regulations where a company’s incorporated, these are the eight most common rights for common stock owners.…

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Investor Jargon: Dividends

Heard of dividends but not sure what they are? We’ve got you covered.…

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How to Read Stock Tickers

You know those stock numbers that scroll along the bottom of some news programs? Those are real-time stock tickers. Unsure of how to read them? Let’s break it down.…

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What Series A Means for Bumped—and You

We’re thrilled to announce that Bumped has closed a $14.1M Series A Round. Learn what this funding means for our mission, app, and customers.…

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Investor Jargon: Common Stock & Preferred Stock

There are two different types of stock that shareholders can own: common and preferred stock. In this post, we go over the differences and what they mean for shareholders.…

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Investor Jargon: Shareholder Meetings & Proxy Voting

Folks with at least one full share of common stock in a company get the the opportunity to have their voices heard on certain business decisions via shareholder meetings and proxy voting—which is rad. Here’s how it works.…

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Long Live Loyalty

Hear from our CEO and Founder on why your customer is the most important person in your world. His take? To build an authentic, lasting 1:1 relationship with your customer, make them an owner.…

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3 Ways Ownership Can Be More Than Holding Shares

One reason people start investing is the chance to grow their money. But did you know there are other potential benefits to becoming an owner in the companies you love? Here are three.…

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Investor Jargon: Private and Public Companies

Regardless of industry, there are two main types of companies: privately held and publicly traded. Here’s what that means.…

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How an IPO Gets Made

IPO. You’ve heard the term. We break down the what, why, and how of Initial Public Offerings, and explore the path companies take to go from private to public.…

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Why Do Stock Prices Fluctuate?

Stock prices change. Sometimes a little. Sometimes a lot. Sometimes very quickly. But the relative unpredictability of the market doesn’t have to be scary. In this post, we break down one of the reasons why fluctuations happen.…

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Investor Jargon: Fractional Shares

Fractional shares are at the core of what Bumped does. But what are they, why do they matter, and how do we use them? Let’s break it down.…

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