Create an account
Buying and selling stocks as a way to earn a fast profit. They make high risk investments with borrowed money. They buy on margin
Gives the history and background of the company-including management and the company's ability to pay back their debts.
One investor group buys enough stock in a corporation to gain control of the other corporation
Brings the buyer and the seller together. Each booth has one. They keep track of the current bid/asking price.
Has no voting rights, a fixed dividend, is less risky, is more expensive and gets paid first.
Blue Chip stocks
Best performing stocks, fortune 500 companies, typically very conservative, traded on the NYSE
Division of a single share of stock into more than one share, the price is also split in half. It is used when companies want to encourage investors.
Employ market analysts to research firms to find strengths and weaknesses of businesses looking for financial investors.
2nd largest exchange. Most securities traded are industrial and technology. Do their trading over phone and on computer only.
The difference between a stock's closing price that day and its closing price the day before.
Pooling your money with other investors and allowing a company with trained specialists to invest your money. It's a good way to diversify your investment
Securities and Exchange market
Regulatory Agency that oversees the financial markets including the stock markets.
Short term (maturity 3,6, 12 months). Seen as a shelter when the stock market is doing poorly.
Publicly held corporations
Sell their stock to a financial institution for starting capital and then that financial institution sells it to the public.
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