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Common Share vs. Unit Offerings

Common Share vs. Unit Offerings

Both common share and unit offerings are different types of purchasing options for stocks and securities of a company. Common share offerings are the most known and frequently purchased stock options, whereas unit offerings are a more complex and grouped security purchasing option. …

What is an Escrow Release?

You can’t run before you learn to walk (though some of you out there may think you can do anything), and it’s almost impossible to understand what an escrow release is before learning what an escrow itself is. An escrow is a financial agreement between two parties that make financial transactions secure by using an escrow account. An escrow account is a neutral third-party used to release a sum of money inside of an account once the terms on both ends of an agreement are met. …

What is a Subscription Agreement?

A subscription agreement is a firm handshake between a private or public company and a private investor—no “dead fish” handshakes allowed. A subscription agreement (also known as a private placement) ensures a specific number of shares are sold at a specific price. …

Shell Corporations

Shell Corporations

Not to be confused with the oil and gas company of the same name, shell corporations are businesses—sometimes sketchy, other times not—that are not as established and function without solid operations and without large assets. Shell corporations are most commonly used for start-up businesses, companies looking to raise capital, and businesses interested in going public on the stock market. While not as common, shell corporations can be used to hide illegitimate companies’ suspicious business practices. …

CPC vs. SPAC

CPC vs. SPAC

CPC (Capital Pool Companies) and SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations) are two different formats of raising capital for business owners and investors alike. Because both CPCs and SPACs are publicly traded on the stock market yet vary in how they are formed, their rules, and what they include overall. …

Why Do Public Companies Raise Money?

Why Do Public Companies Raise Money?

Financings vs. Buying in Open Market

Shell Corporations

Shell Corporations

RTO vs. IPO

RTO vs. IPO

Taking the easy way out isn’t only reserved for doing tasks that are less than desirable (like shoveling snow off the driveway but then deciding you’re better off just making tire tracks) or attempting to put an argument with the in-laws to rest—they also have to do with finances. In the world of money, many companies look for easy waysRead more …

Flow-Through Financing

Flow-Through Financing

April 15 is a grim day—no one likes taxes, getting taxed, or paying taxes. That’s just the truth. In the United States, taxes are everywhere from grocery shopping to personal services. But Canada is doing something right. Flow-through financing (or flow-through investments) are typically dedicated to the Canadian market. Flow-through financing is simply a financial instrument where the investor receivesRead more …

Convertible Debenture

Convertible Debenture

At the end of the day, it takes money to make money. We (those interested in finances) know this and so do businesses. Sometimes, however, businesses are looking for an extra buck or two to expand their business internationally or to simply grow. This is where convertible debentures come into play. Convertible Debenture Example Let’s start off with an exampleRead more …

Bought Deal

Bought Deal

Most investors hardly see the backend process of purchasing stocks and other investments. Oftentimes, retail and newbie investors will go on their brokerage app or website and make stock and investment purchases according to their own research. There are always a certain number of shares that a company is willing to put up for sale. These shares can range dependingRead more …

Mining Investing Infographic Part 1

Mining Investing Infographic Part 1

Investing in stocks can be a thrilling and enriching experience, especially when you’re on the receiving end of a big return. One way investors have discovered greater returns is by investing in junior mining stocks, which are small publicly traded companies. However, these companies represent a high-risk, high-reward investment. …

Mining Investing Infographic Part 2

Mining Investing Infographic Part 2

Anyone can have an idea for a business, but not everyone can run one. And when it comes to industries that can make real money, having a solid business plan is everything. That’s what makes picking the right mining company to invest in so difficult. Yes, there is a lot of money to be made in mining, but to truly build a business, there needs to be a concrete strategy in place. …

Mining Investing Infographic Part 3

Mining Investing Infographic Part 3

If you think mining is only about location then you’re only about half right. While the physical location of the mine is certainly important to its success, other factors play a major role as well. Consider how a mining project’s location can stir up social debate and environmental discussions—and suddenly things are a bit more complicated. …

Mining Investing Infographic Part 5

Mining Investing Infographic Part 5

One of the best ways you can avoid mistakes with mining stocks is by taking a look at their history. How successful were their previous projects? How strong is their funding? These two pieces of information can provide you with valuable information for your decision-making process. …