Ch. 31 Voc.

The act of committing money or capital to an endeavor (a business, project, real estate, etc.) with the expectation of obtaining an additional income or profit.
Preferred Stock
stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights
a supply of something available for future use
The financial return on stock on a per share basis expressed as a percent of the stock market value. (To compute the yield, divide the annual dividend per share by current market price of the stock).
a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
Stock Exchange
an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
Mutual Fund
a regulated investment company with a pool of assets that regularly sells and redeems its shares
a part of a company's profit that is divided among the people with shares in the company
Blue-Chip Stocks
high-priced common stocks that have been strong, profitable stocks for a long period of time.
Capital Gain
the difference between a higher selling price and a lower purchase price, resulting in a financial gain for the seller
Speculative Stocks
are stocks that are reålativley new firms that dont have an established track record.
Capital Loss
The difference between a lower selling price and a higher purchase price resulting in a financial loss for the seller
Common Stock
Represents ownership in a publicly held company which entitles owners to dividends (if declared by the company's Board of Directors), voting rights on matters affecting the company, and in the elections of Boards members.