Education en When You Buy A Stock, Here's How Much Cash The Company Actually Receives <p>When you buy $1,000 of a company&rsquo;s stock in your Robinhood account, how much of that cash goes directly to help fund the company and its business operations? The answer is $0.</p> <p><strong>Where Your Cash Goes:</strong> The issue of buying shares of stock to help &ldquo;save&rdquo; struggling companies like <strong>GameStop Corp.</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="">GME</a>) and <strong>AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="">AMC</a>) has come up frequently on social media since the WallStreetBets-fueled meme stock buying frenzy began in January. However, experienced investors know that publicly traded companies don&rsquo;t get a dime from the cash you spend buying their shares of stock.</p> <p><em>Related Link: <a href="">Kevin O&#39;Leary Of &#39;Shark Tank,&#39; Benzinga CEO Jason Raznick Talk GameStop, Bitcoin And Economic Recovery Trades </a></em></p> <p>Companies typically raise cash in the public market when they first go public via an initial public offering (IPO), a merger with a special acquisition company (SPAC) or a direct listing. However, once their shares are trading on the public market, any shares you buy in your brokerage account are coming directly from another shareholder who is selling, not the company itself. Aside from any trading fees you may spend on the transaction, every dollar you spend buying shares of GameStop, AMC or other stocks ends up in the brokerage account of the person or institution that sold them to you.</p> <p>AMC and GameStop traders on Reddit and Twitter have been celebrating their efforts to &ldquo;save&rdquo; these ...</p><p><a href= alt=When You Buy A Stock, Here&#039;s How Much Cash The Company Actually Receives>Full story available on</a></p> AMC Analyst Color DataTrek Research GME HTZGQ Nicholas Colas Penny Stocks Education Analyst Ratings General GME US36467W1099 AMC HTZGQ Analyst Color Penny Stocks Education Analyst Ratings General Benzinga Sun, 28 Feb 2021 18:02:11 +0000 Wayne Duggan 19880222 at How Long Do You Typically Hold A Stock For? <p>Every week, Benzinga conducts a survey to collect data on investing trends, such as what traders look for in a stock and how they get their trading funds.</p> <p>This week, we asked the following question to over 500 traders and investors concerning their trading timeframe: <strong>How long do you typically hold a stock for?</strong></p> <ul> <li>Less than 1 day</li> <li>1 day to 1 week</li> <li>Monthly</li> <li>Yearly</li> </ul> <p>The top response was yearly, with 29% of respondents indicating that this was their preferred trading timeframe.</p> <p>When evaluating your trading timeframe, it is important to take into account things such as your income and target retirement age. While market volatility can make some ...</p><p><a href= alt=How Long Do You Typically Hold A Stock For?>Full story available on</a></p> Benzinga survey holding Long scalping Short swing trading Education Crowdsourcing Trading Ideas General Education Crowdsourcing Trading Ideas General Benzinga Sun, 28 Feb 2021 17:04:54 +0000 Allen Vinson 19898125 at Nathan Michaud, Founder Of Investors Underground, Joins 'Pennies Going in Raw' To Talk Twitter Traders, Short Selling And More <p>Alongside the historic rise of&nbsp;traders entering&nbsp;the market is an equally historic increase of &quot;social&quot; trading. In addition to sites like r/WallStreetBets and Discord, many traders have turned to the financial side of Twitter, colloquially known as &quot;FinTwit,&quot; for investment ideas.</p> <p><strong>What Happened:</strong> Nathan Michaud, founder of <a href=";utm_medium=cpc&amp;utm_campaign=brand&amp;gclid=CjwKCAiA1eKBBhBZEiwAX3gql24Y02jc25znIHC-alNYIAnpi-Z8Hor8ifNOjCDflm_FxH6pstqQcxoC6L8QAvD_BwE">Investors Underground</a>, joined <a href="">Pennies Going In Raw</a> hosts Hugh Henne and Dan Knight to discuss the influence of <strong>Twitter Inc</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="">TWTR</a>)&nbsp;on the market.</p> <p><strong>Why It Matters:</strong>&nbsp;The trio noted to listeners that&nbsp;many of the bigger influencers on Twitter can <em>influence</em> the price of a stock. There is nothing illegal or wrong with simply stating that one likes a stock or sharing research. As Michaud explains, that line is crossed if the influencer is taking money to promote the stock.</p> <p>&ldquo;If you&rsquo;re getting compensated for stocks you should be disclosing it and you shouldn&rsquo;t be trading them,&rdquo; Michaud said.</p> <p>In his very early days of trading, Michaud gained first-hand experience dealing with the SEC regarding compliance ...</p><p><a href= alt=Nathan Michaud, Founder Of Investors Underground, Joins &#039;Pennies Going in Raw&#039; To Talk Twitter Traders, Short Selling And More>Full story available on</a></p> AMC TWTR Education Trading Ideas General TWTR US90184L1026 AMC Education Trading Ideas General Benzinga Sat, 27 Feb 2021 23:21:17 +0000 Aaron Bry 19886097 at Why GameStop Stock Traders Should Beware The 'Law Of Twos And Threes' <p><strong>GameStop Corp.</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="">GME</a>) shares closed at $101.74 Friday&nbsp;after the stock surged from under $45 on Wednesday to as high as $184.68 on Thursday.</p> <p>Some traders may see the extreme volatility in GameStop as chaotic and unbelievable, but former hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson said Friday that GameStop and other meme stocks like <strong>AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="">AMC</a>) and <strong>Koss Corporation</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="">KOSS</a>) have demonstrated textbook dead cat bounces this week.</p> <p>A dead cat bounce is a large, short-lived recovery in a stock that has experienced an extreme decline. Unfortunately, dead cat bounces tend to be bull traps for traders, tricking some buyers into prematurely believing the bottom is in.</p> <p><em>Related Link: <a href="">Kevin O&#39;Leary Of &#39;Shark Tank,&#39; Benzinga CEO Jason Raznick Talk ...</a></em></p><p><a href= alt=Why GameStop Stock Traders Should Beware The &#039;Law Of Twos And Threes&#039;>Full story available on</a></p> AMC Analyst Color GME KOSS Reddit wallstreetbets Whitney Tilson Education Short Ideas Analyst Ratings Trading Ideas General KOSS US5006921085 GME US36467W1099 AMC Analyst Color Short Ideas Education Analyst Ratings Trading Ideas General Benzinga Fri, 26 Feb 2021 23:31:09 +0000 Wayne Duggan 19886906 at This Day In Market History: The First Emerging Market Equity Fund Launches <p><em>Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date.</em></p> <h3>What Happened?</h3> <p>On this day in 1987, Franklin Templeton launched the first-ever <a href="">emerging markets</a> equity fund for retail investors.</p> <h3>Where The Market Was</h3> <p>The S&amp;P 500 was trading at 282.9 and the Dow closed the day at 2,216.6.</p> <h3>What Else Was Going On In The World?</h3> <p>In 1987, &ldquo;The Simpsons&rdquo; and &ldquo;Full House&rdquo; debuted on U.S. TV. A gallon of gas cost 89 cents.</p> <h3>Opening Up The Emerging World</h3> <p>The high-growth economies ...</p><p><a href= alt=This Day In Market History: The First Emerging Market Equity Fund Launches>Full story available on</a></p> BCAUY EEM EMF Franklin Templeton IEMG SSNLF this day in market history VWO Education Emerging Markets Top Stories Markets General EEM US4642872349 VWO US9220428588 EMF US8801911012 SSNLF BCAUY IEMG Education Emerging Markets Top Stories Markets General Benzinga Fri, 26 Feb 2021 16:36:00 +0000 Wayne Duggan 11258333 at COD Accelerates Pathways to Postsecondary Education Through Dual Credit Program <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="" /> <p>Glen Ellyn, Ill., Feb. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Juan Gallegos was a junior in high school when he decided to attend College of DuPage after graduation to study Culinary Arts. Wanting to get a jump start on his college journey, he enrolled in two COD dual credit courses offered at his high school, culinary arts and accounting.</p> <p>"Entering college with six credits under my belt decreased the time it took me to complete my degree," he said. "I also saved nearly $1,000 in course and textbook fees because dual credit classes are offered at no-cost."</p> <p>Serving more than two dozen high schools in DuPage County, COD&#39;s Dual Credit program allows students like Gallegos to enroll in selected courses at their high schools for which they receive both college credit and high school credit. Classes are taught at partner high schools during the regular school day by high school teachers who also are approved as Dual Credit Instructors by COD. The curriculum for each class is approved by COD and is equivalent to the same course offered on campus.</p> <p><strong>Pathway to a Career</strong></p> <p>For James Guerrier, a COD Dual Credit course led him on a path to his current career as a human resources consultant.</p> <p>"I had always been interested in business administration, but those types ...</p><p><a href= alt=COD Accelerates Pathways to Postsecondary Education Through Dual Credit Program>Full story available on</a></p> Education Press Releases General Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:00:00 +0000 Globe Newswire 19878769 at Worldwide Digital Classroom Industry to 2026 - Key Players Include Dell, Jenzabar, and Discovery Education Among Others <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="" /> <p>Dublin, Feb. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The <a href=";utm_medium=PressRelease&amp;utm_code=rfjzkf&amp;utm_campaign=1505705+-+Worldwide+Digital+Classroom+Industry+to+2026+-+Key+Players+Include+Dell%2c+Jenzabar%2c+and+Discovery+Education+Among+Others&amp;utm_exec=jamu273prd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">&#34;Digital Classroom Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026&#34;</a> report has been added to <strong>;s</strong> offering. <br /><br />The global digital classroom market reached a value of US$ 94.08 Billion in 2020. A digital classroom refers to a technology-enabled classroom which facilitates the learning process of students. It incorporates several hardware and software components such as personal computers, projectors, interactive whiteboards (IWBs), lecture capture solutions, enterprise resource planning systems (ERP), student information systems (SIS), student administrative software (SAS) and learning content management systems (LCMS). <br /><br />As digital classrooms offer an interactive way of imparting knowledge and assist students in retaining the acquired knowledge for a longer time, their demand is proliferating in schools and universities across the globe. Looking forward, the publisher expects the global digital classroom market to exhibit strong growth during the next five year.<br /><br /><strong>Global Digital Classroom Market Drivers:</strong> </p> <ul> <li>Nowadays, governments across the globe are undertaking initiatives for improving teaching methods, quality of education and infrastructure of educational institutions. For instance, many governments are introducing the concept of smart classrooms in order to improve the education system. This is also contributing in the transformation of the learning system in both the K-12 and higher education segments.</li> <li>On account of strong internet penetration, students now prefer online sources for gathering information on a topic. In addition to this, technological advancements across the globe are also strengthening the growth of the digital classrooms market.</li> <li>Digital classrooms provide teachers with the ability to analyze and assess the skills learned by the students in real time while providing instant feedback on their performance. Owing to this, students can have a more transparent outlook on their performance and other contributions on a regular basis.</li> <li>As cloud computing facilities ...</li></ul><p><a href= alt=Worldwide Digital Classroom Industry to 2026 - Key Players Include Dell, Jenzabar, and Discovery Education Among Others>Full story available on</a></p> Education Analyst Ratings Press Releases Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:43:31 +0000 Globe Newswire 19874730 at Top 10 Electric Vehicle Stocks You Should Know About <p>The electric vehicle market is <a href="">expected to touch</a> $985.72 billion by 2027 as traditional automakers and emerging EV companies transform the automotive landscape. The change is being precipitated by factors such as the Biden Administration&#39;s push to convert the <a href="">entire federal fleet to EVs</a>.</p> <p>Here are 10 EV and alternative energy companies that you should know about in this transformative age:</p> <p><strong>Tesla Inc</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="">TSLA</a>): Led by its charismatic CEO Elon Musk, the segment leader reported <a href="" style="text-decoration-line:none">Q4 revenue</a> of $10.74 billion and full fiscal revenue of $31.54 billion. Deliveries in Q4 stood at 180,667. Last year, the company delivered nearly half a billion vehicles, twice that of German rival <strong>Volkswagen AG</strong> (OTC: <a class="ticker" href="">VWAGY</a>).</p> <p><strong>Nio Inc</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="">NIO</a>): With an ambition to become the Tesla of China, the company reported a third-quarter <a href="" style="text-decoration-line:none">adjusted loss</a> of RMB 996 million or $146.7 million. The Chinese automaker delivered 12,206 vehicles in the same period. Cars <a href="" style="text-decoration-line:none">delivered</a> in December stand at 7,007, a 32.43% rise from 5,291 units in November.</p> <p><strong>Xpeng Inc</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="">XPEV</a>): The automaker has <a href="" style="text-decoration-line:none">carved out a niche</a> in the ...</p><p><a href= alt=Top 10 Electric Vehicle Stocks You Should Know About>Full story available on</a></p> AAPL AMZN ARKQ CCIV electric vehicles EVs F FCEL FSR HNHPF LI lucid motors News NIO OSK PLUG Rivian TSLA VWAGY WKHS XPEV Education Tech General AAPL US0378331005 AMZN US0231351067 FCEL US35952H1068 PLUG US72919P2020 F US3453708600 FSR LU0490650438 OSK US6882392011 TSLA US88160R1014 HNHPF ARKQ LI WKHS VWAGY NIO CCIV XPEV News Education Tech General Benzinga Fri, 26 Feb 2021 08:31:50 +0000 Shivdeep Dhaliwal 19872808 at Here's How Much Investing $1,000 In 3D Systems Stock 5 Years Ago Would Be Worth Today <p>Investors who have owned stocks since 2016 generally have experienced some big gains. In fact, the <strong>SPDR S&amp;P 500&#39;s</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="">SPY</a>) total return in the last five years is 117.3%. But there is no question some big-name stocks performed better than others along the way.</p> <p><strong>3D Systems&#39; Bumpy Ride:</strong> One company that has given investors whiplash in the last decade is 3D printing stock <strong>3D Systems Corporation</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="">DDD</a>).</p> <p>3D Systems was one of the biggest booms and busts of the early years of the post-financial crisis bull market.</p> <p>In early 2009, the stock was trading under $6, but it reached a peak of $97.28 by early 2014. By the time the beginning of 2016 rolled around, the stock was trading all the way back down at around $8.50.</p> <p>During the peak of the 3D printer market mania, bulls justified absurd market valuations by arguing that 3D printers would ultimately be ...</p><p><a href= alt=Here&#039;s How Much Investing $1,000 In 3D Systems Stock 5 Years Ago Would Be Worth Today>Full story available on</a></p> 3D printers DDD SPY Education Tech General DDD US88554D2053 SPY US78462F1030 Education Tech General Benzinga Thu, 25 Feb 2021 19:34:22 +0000 Wayne Duggan 19803945 at Addictions And Prevention In Adults And Adolescents: Changing The Perspective <p><strong>This article by Carlos Alberto Barzani, Psychologist, was originally published on <a href="">El Planteo</a>.</strong></p> <p>The matter of prevention is always a challenging subject, as it aims to improve health conditions and to anticipate harm, in order to avoid it. However, the human psyche is very complex; and sometimes it occurs that well-intentioned advice aimed at avoiding something undesirable ends up having the opposite effect. Especially on an issue as controversial as drug addiction.</p> <p>Therefore, people tend to talk not about individuals with addiction, but about drugs and drug addicts.</p> <h4><strong>The Social Lens</strong></h4> <p>It is common to hear in police chronicles of violent events the inevitable question about criminals: were they on drugs? &nbsp;As if criminal behavior was the product of drugs and not of a person responsible for their own actions. Evidently, for certain sectors it is easier to talk about the scourge of &quot;drugs&quot; than about the growing level of violence and helplessness in our society. This is because approaching it from this other perspective would lead to talking about social and health policies carried out by the States.</p> <p>Mass messages, for the most part, are characterized by being moralizing, authoritarian and/or by appealing to fear, leading to repeated proselytizing speeches that only have meaning and effectiveness for those who produce them. These strategies not only fail to reduce drug use, but in some studies have been found to escalate it.</p> <p>On the other hand, the topic of &quot;drugs&quot; generates &quot;interesting&quot; and &quot;passionate&quot; debates on television or even casual conversation. Placing the problem on them focuses the discussion on the wrong spot, as we omit to see the bond that the individual may have with the substance. If we shift the spotlight to the relationship between human beings with drugs, we will see, for example, that some of them were used in certain indigenous communities for a long time. There, they played an important role in certain religious or initiation rites, and did not create addictions. Here we notice that the relationship that these people had with those drugs was different from the one we have in our western Judeo-Christian culture.</p> <p>In today&#39;s society, legal drugs - alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals - are but consumer goods. Thus, they are offered through advertising campaigns that promise success, pleasure, fun, efficacy, whichever fits best. Illegal drugs - marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy, etc. - are conceived as demonizing substances.</p> <p>Furthermore, the law confers on illegal drug users the dual status of criminals and sick people. Drug use requires medical attention, but possession constitutes a crime... Identifying a substance as an external object with &quot;demonic&quot; powers capable of infecting a subject, possessed by the intoxicant, removes responsibility for their actions and decisions from the addictive user. A person with addiction problems may be able to ...</p><p><a href= alt=Addictions And Prevention In Adults And Adolescents: Changing The Perspective>Full story available on</a></p> addiction Cannabis Carlos Barzani Prevention Education Psychology Markets General Cannabis Education Psychology Markets General Benzinga Thu, 25 Feb 2021 17:19:58 +0000 El Planteo 19755921 at This Day In Market History: Legal Tender Act Of 1862 <p><em>Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date.</em></p> <p><strong>What Happened?</strong> On this day in 1862, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Legal Tender Act into law.</p> <p><strong>Where The Market Was:</strong> The Legal Tender Act predates both the S&amp;P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.</p> <p><strong>What Else Was Going On In The World?</strong> In 1862, the U.S. began construction of the Central Pacific Railroad. The Confederacy won the second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia. ...</p><p><a href= alt=This Day In Market History: Legal Tender Act Of 1862>Full story available on</a></p> this day in market history Education General Education General Benzinga Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:39:52 +0000 Wayne Duggan 19855167 at Hani Zeini Scholarship 2021 for College Students is Open <p>A successful entrepreneur and visionary, Hani Zeini has announced the scholarship submission date for aspiring students looking to complete their degree education.</p> <p>Miami, FL, February 25, 2021 --(<a rel="nofollow" href="" rel="nofollow"></a>)-- The Hani Zeini Scholarship program offers a one-time payment of $1000 to the winner. Any student from a certified college or university stands a chance to apply for the Hani Zeini scholarship 2021.</p> <p>To win the scholarship, a student will have to send a well-formulated essay that reflects their individuality and personality. The topic is already available. Students have to research and approach it from their understanding and analysis.</p> <p>The application deadline is March 1, 2021.</p> <p>2021 Hani Zeini Scholarship Details:</p> <p>It is a chance for students to win one-time award money of $1000. The amount will go to the financial aid account of the winning candidate. Applicants have to be a student of an accredited college or university. They can be studying in any class to be eligible for applying. The complete entries consisting of necessary ...</p><p><a href= alt=Hani Zeini Scholarship 2021 for College Students is Open>Full story available on</a></p> business lifestyle News Education Press Releases Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:22:31 +0000 19856028 at Commissionaires Introduces a Diversity Scholarship in Honour of African Heritage Month <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="" /> <p align="left">HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Commissionaires Nova Scotia is announcing enhancements to its annual scholarship program, including a 33% bump in award amounts and a dedicated award for applicants from historically underrepresented groups.</p> <p align="left">As part of its benefits program for employees, each year Commissionaires provides a limited number of scholarships to spouses, children or grandchildren of serving commissionaires.<br /><br />To date, the program has assisted 81 students with awards totalling $125,000.<br /><br />The new dedicated diversity award is in recognition of the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity.<br /><br />"We know ...</p><p><a href= alt=Commissionaires Introduces a Diversity Scholarship in Honour of African Heritage Month>Full story available on</a></p> Education Press Releases Thu, 25 Feb 2021 14:00:16 +0000 Globe Newswire 19852648 at STEERus™ Launches the World's First Soft Skills Academy <p>STEERus, an emerging edtech, has launched the world&#039;s first Soft Skills Academy to enable students for successful transition from school to work by coaching life skills and workplace competencies. And it&#039;s free to all students and educators worldwide.</p> <p>Rivervale, NJ, February 25, 2021 --(<a rel="nofollow" href="" rel="nofollow"></a>)-- STEERus&#8482; Inc., an EdTech startup, announced today the launch of the STEERus Soft Skills Academy, the world&#8217;s first solution for the formal instruction of soft skills and life skills. STEERus is the first company to make the executive leadership coaching experience widely accessible to youth, the first to offer a stepwise guided path for life-long career development from selection to advancement through transition, and the first solution to combine personal and professional development into one platform.</p> <p>The structured curriculum in combination with a proprietary lesson format has been designed to enable students to successfully transition from school to work. STEERus aims to be students&#8217; first choice and life-long partner in career development and growth. Students begin by learning about their paths to make an informed choice, then learn the essential workplace competencies to prepare to enter the workforce and will progress through leadership coaching to thrive and advance in their careers or transition to other fields or roles. Each coaching journey is unique and can be customized based on the needs of the student.</p> <p>According to Gallup, US employers are losing more than $1 trillion every year from losses in recruitment, productivity, and retention -- much of which is because of new employees&#8217; fundamental lack of soft skills, not technical skills (1). And more than one-third of young employees are routinely late for work (2), with 22% ghosting their new employers as &#8220;no-shows&#8221; on their first day on the job, and another 23% who quit within the first month ...</p><p><a href= alt=STEERus™ Launches the World&#039;s First Soft Skills Academy>Full story available on</a></p> business News Non-profits Education Entrepreneurship Tech Press Releases Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:03:00 +0000 19850834 at Tax Season Brings New Opportunities for Future Planning <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="" /> <p>Santa Fe, NM, Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With tax season in full swing and Tax Day coming up on April 15, The Education Plan&#xAE;—New Mexico&#039;s 529 college savings plan—offers an easy investment option for tax-advantaged savings. 529 college savings plans can be used to pay for a loved one&#039;s higher education expenses or your own.</p> <p>"Whatever stage of life you may be in, there&#039;s no better investment for the future than education – for a loved one or for yourself," ...</p><p><a href= alt=Tax Season Brings New Opportunities for Future Planning>Full story available on</a></p> lifestyle News Education Press Releases General Wed, 24 Feb 2021 21:15:00 +0000 Globe Newswire 19838918 at