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Term Of The Hour

float: Original post by Victoria Duff of Demand Media Stock traders are always concerned about the number of shares in a float. http://photos2.demandstudios.com/DM-Resize/photos.demandstudios.com/getty/article/82/205/dv141035b.jpg?w=700&h=700&keep_ratio=1 Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images There are two basic types of stock: common stock and preferred stock. When a company incorporates, it…

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