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Which Stocks To Choose?

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Stocks – what are they?

When you purchase a share or stock, you’re actually buying a small part of a corporation. These are often referred to as "equities" because they represent ownership (“equity”) in the business. EM Braxton Universal considers equities to be a critical component in any strong, diversified investment strategy; whether your investment goals are income generation or capital growth. We have access to a virtually limitless selection of stocks bought and sold on exchanges around the world.

Common stock

When people refer to “stocks,” they’re usually talking about what are known as "common stocks” as these are the most widely traded. Holders of common stock are entitled to vote on corporate policies and to elect the board of directors.

Common stocks/shares often provide the holder with a variable dividend that’s a portion of the issuing company’s profits. These are known as value stocks. Growth stocks, on the other hand, tend to increase in market value due to higher earnings but do not pay dividends.

Historically, common stocks yield higher returns than bonds but carry substantially more risk. There is always a chance of a stock becoming worthless if the issuing company goes out of business. If this happens, holders of common stock are not paid until the company’s creditors, preferred stockholders and bondholders have been compensated.

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Preferred stock

Preferred stocks have some similarities to both common stocks and bonds, making them more appealing to certain investors. Preferred shares typically provide a fixed, guaranteed dividend as long as they hold the stock. Also, in the event the company is liquidated, preferred stockholders have an earlier claim on company assets. Preferred stocks generally do not confer any right to vote regarding corporate governance.