Chapter 17-Investing in Stocks
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A(n) _________ corporation is a company whose stock is traded openly on stock markets.
When a corporation is profitable, the stockholders often receive a distribution of money from the corporation's earnings called _________.
_________ stock represents a type of stock that pays a variable dividend and gives the holder voting rights.
A(n) stock _________ is an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a company's stock.
Dividend _________ is the use of dividends previously earned on stock to buy more shares.
Stocks that have a history of consistently paying high dividends are called _________ stocks.
Stocks in corporations that reinvest profits into the business so that it can grow are called _________ stocks.
A stock _________ is a benchmark that stock investors use to judge investment performance.
Stocks of large, well-established corporations are called _________ stocks.
A(n) _________ stock remains stable during an economic decline.
A(n) _________ buys and sells stock within a short period of time.
Another word for day trader is _________ .
The _________ is an assigned dollar value given to each share of stock.
_________ value is the price for which the stock is bought and sold in the marketplace.
A corporation's after-tax earnings divided by the number of common stock shares outstanding is _________ per share.
A(n) _________ market is characterized by rising stock prices and investor optimism.
A(n) _________ market is characterized by falling stock prices and investor pessimism.
A marketplace where brokers buy and sell securities is called a(n) _________ exchange.
_________ brokers buy and sell stocks on the trading floor of the securities exchange.
An abbreviated stock name used in stock listings is known as the stock's _________.
Borrowing money to buy stock is called buying on _________.
Many people (individuals) in the United States own _______.
With preferred stock, ______ are fixed, regardless of how the company is doing.
You can assign your stock voting rights to someone else by completing a ______.
The ______ assigned to a stock has nothing to do with the stock's market value.
A _______ market is where you buy and sell stocks and bonds.
______ stocks do well when the economy does well but also do poorly during recessions.
The securities of corporations that are not listed on a securities exchange are ______ stocks.
______ is using borrrowed money to buy stock.
______ selling involves selling borrowed stock.
buy and hold
________ is an example of a long term investment strategy.
______ is an illegal activity.
______ averaging is investing the same amount each month.
The ______ is the oldest and most widely known stock index.
Buying on ______ is a short-term investment technique.
A ______ lowers the selling price of a stock and encourages investors to buy more.
______ investment is a long-term technique whereby investors buy stock directly from a corporation.
Percent ______ represents the cost of dividends as a percentage of the current price.
_________ stocks are a popular choice for retirees.
return on investment
______ is used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment.
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