A prolonged period of falling stock prices and a general feeling of investor pessimism
Blue Chip Stocks
Stocks of large, well-established corporations with a solid record of profitability.
A prolonged period of rising stock prices and a general feeling of investor optimism
An Increase in value of the stock above the price initially paid for.
Type of stock that pays a variable dividend and gives the holder voting rights.
Buying stock directly from a corporation
Using dividends previously earned on a the stock to buy more shares.
Part of the corporation's profits paid to stockholders.
Earnings Per Share
Corporation's after-tax earnings divided by the number of common stock shares.
Stocks in corporations that reinvest their profits into the business so that it can grow.
Stocks that have a consistent history of paying high dividends.
The use of borrowed money to buy securities.
The price for which the stock is bought and sold in the marketplace.
An assigned (and often arbitrary) dollar value.
Type of stock that pays a fixed dividend and carries no voting rights.
Stockholder's written authorization to transfer his or her voting rights to someone else.
selling stock borrowed from a broker that must be replaced at a later time.
An increase in the number of outstanding shares of a company's stock.
The owners of the corporation.