Lending vs. Borrowing – Everything You Should Know
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Lending vs. Borrowing – Everything You Should Know

Lending and borrowing are two sides of the same coin. Simply defined, a borrower is someone who is in a resource deficit and is looking to rectify that. A lender has a resource surplus. They are willing to let go of excess resources with the promise of repayment. A borrower borrows from a lender – and...

Who Are Stock Loans For?
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Who Are Stock Loans For?

When you purchase a stock, you invest in a company or corporation by taking on ownership in the form of shares. You have a fractional ownership based on the total number of shares. In some companies, shares lead to high levels of input and control. In others, shares add up to result in trading and...

What is Loan Underwriting?
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What is Loan Underwriting?

The business of money lending naturally includes a lot of risk for lenders. If the borrower somehow becomes unable to pay back their debt, the lender has potentially not only lost their investment, but also the interest they would have earned. Therefore, it is in the lenders best interest to ensure that the people they...

Everything You Need to Know About Level 2 Bids on the Stock Market
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Everything You Need to Know About Level 2 Bids on the Stock Market

Navigating the stock market is no easy task, which is why Easy Stock Loans is here to help! To make the stock market a little easier to understand, we are breaking down Level 2 Quotes on the stock market for you. Easy Stock Loans doesn’t offer investment or tax advice, we simply offer educational content...

Electronic Communication Networks
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Electronic Communication Networks

When it comes to stocks, there are many ways to diversify your portfolio. Sometimes, you don’t even have to go the route of the traditional stock market. Instead, you can trade through what are known as electronic communication networks. Keep reading to find out if this is the right trading system for you.  What Is...

Posted by January 25, 2019October 16, 2019
What You Need To Know About Stock Clearing Houses
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What You Need To Know About Stock Clearing Houses

Clearing houses are great to have when making a financial transaction as they make sure your money goes to the correct destination. They are also a great option to keep in mind when looking for a stockbroker because they handle the buying and selling of trades.  In this post, you’ll learn the basics about clearing...

Posted by January 25, 2019October 16, 2019
Understanding the Role of the Market Maker
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Understanding the Role of the Market Maker

The stock market has many players that come together to perform essential functions for its overall success. One of those players is the market maker (MM). These entities play an important role in establishing liquidity. They can drive prices up and down, essentially “making the market”. Let’s dive deeper into the role they play, what...

Posted by January 25, 2019October 16, 2019
Delivery Versus Payment: A Breakdown
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Delivery Versus Payment: A Breakdown

In October of 1987, there was a near global collapse of equity prices. That dramatic moment had lasting and drastic effects on many institutions, both financial and otherwise. It left central banks searching for a solution to prevent this type of bottoming out to ever occur again. Banks realized that disturbances in settlements of security transactions...

Posted by January 25, 2019May 22, 2019
Stock Broker-Dealers: Everything You Need To Know
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Stock Broker-Dealers: Everything You Need To Know

Working with the right broker-dealer can be the difference between a profitable investment and a costly mistake. If the stock market is played right, your money can be earning you money. Learn a little bit about what exactly a broker-dealer is, and why you might want to think twice before settling for the first one...

The Depository Trust Company – Here’s What You Need to Know
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The Depository Trust Company – Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’ve ever had any dealings in the world of investing and stock deals, you might have heard of the Depository Trust Company (the DTC for short). Most of the big banks and broker-dealers in the country are participants of the DTC, so their name appears in the paperwork of countless trade deals. But what...