Pers. Fin. P 7 Investing
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savings plan designed to encourage saving for future college costs which has tax advantages over traditional savings accounts
Retirement savings account
Retirement savings account for the public sector (ie. teachers/city employees)
a range of investments held by a person or organization.
the chance that an investment (EX - stock or commodity) will lose value
an amount of money paid to an employee for selling something
the value of all the property, possessions, and money that someone has
to invest in a variety of investments to balance your portfolio and protect yourself from risk (don't put all your eggs in one basket!)
a stock exchange
an investment program funded by shareholders that trades in diversified holdings and is professionally managed. Because many people pool their money, it allows you to buy into bigger investments than you could do on your own.
A type of security that signifies ownership in a corporation and therefore allows you a claim on part of the corporation's assets and earnings.
a debt investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (typically corporate or governmental) which borrows the funds for a defined period of time at a variable or fixed interest rate.
property consisting of land and buildings. People buy real estate as a way of investing
The process of determining retirement income goals and the actions and decisions necessary to achieve those goals.
52 Week Range
The lowest and highest prices at which a stock has traded in the previous 52 weeks
a sum of money paid regularly (typically quarterly) by a company to its shareholders out of its profits
a piece of ownership of a company
EPS Earnings per share
The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.
a running report of the prices and trading volume of securities traded on the various stock exchanges. A "tick" is an up or down movement in the sale price of a security.
a market in which prices are falling, encouraging selling.
a market in which share prices are rising, encouraging buying.