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Part 6: Compound Interest

Part 6: Compound Interest

Compound interest is like the special fertilizer that makes those trees grow bigger and produce more fruit over time.

Part 5: Portfolio

Part 5: Portfolio

Let's build on our gardening analogy where investing is like planting a tree. In this case, the portfolio is your whole garden – with all the different seeds (stocks, bonds, ETFs) in it.

Part 4: Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Part 4: Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Welcome back to The Apricot Investor’s Glossary series, where we take complex terminology and turn it into bite-sized pieces of knowledge, perfect for seasoned investors and newbies alike.

Part 3: Bonds

Part 3: Bonds

Think of it as loans you give to governments or companies, like Armenian government bonds*. You lend them money for a set period (maturity date), and they pay you interest (coupon) in return. When the bond matures, you get your initial investment (principal) back.

Part 2: Stocks

Part 2: Stocks

Think of it as owning a tiny piece of a company, like Apple or Google*. When the company performs well, its stock price goes up, potentially bringing you capital gains. If the company struggles, the price might fall, leading to losses.

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