stock that provides the most basic form of corporate ownership, and it entitles you to voting privileges.
stock that gives the owner the advantage of receiving cash dividends before common stockholders receive any.
a corporation's written pledge to repay a specified amount of money along with interest.
the written pledge of a government or a municipality to repay a specified sum of money with interest.
an investment alternative in which investors pool their money to buy stocks, bonds, and other securities based on the selections of professional managers who work for an investment company.
an investment in property or land with an expectation that the property will increase in value so you can sell it at a profit or receive rental income.
An odd lotter is an investor who purchases shares or other securities in small or unusual quantities. Stocks are typically traded in increments of 100 shares, a quantity known as a round lot or board lot.
an order to a broker to sell (buy) when the price of a security falls (rises) to a designated level
an order to a broker to sell or buy stocks or commodities at the prevailing market price
An amount of money, typically a set percentage of the value involved, paid to an agent in a commercial transaction
over-the-counter (OTC) Market
a network of dealers who buy and sell the stocks of corporations that are not listed on a securities exchange.
a market for existing financial securities that are currently traded among investors.
initial public offering (IPO)
when a company (called the issuer) issues common stock or shares to the public for the first time.
a market in which an investor purchases securities from a corporation through an investment bank or some other representative of the corporation.
occurs when investors are optimistic about the economy and buy stocks. Because of the greater demand for stock, the value of many stocks and the value of the stock market as a whole increases.
occurs when investors are pessimistic about the economy and sell stocks. As a result of this decline in demand, the value of individual stocks and the stock market as a whole decreases.
takes into account not only the capital appreciation on the portfolio, but also the income received on the portfolio.
earnings per share
the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock
price-earnings (PE) Ratio
one of the most commonly used measures of value in financial circles. It expresses the value in terms of a multiple of profits.
The nominal value of a bond, share of stock, or a coupon as indicated in writing on the document or specified by charter
the right granting to shareholders the first opportunity to buy a new issue of stock; provides protection against dilution of the shareholder's ownership interest
A public company or publicly traded company is a company that has permission to offer its registered securities