Apex Economics 4.2 - The Stock Market
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A stock market in which buyers and sellers enter competitive offers simultaneously.
An investor who believes the market or a specific stock is headed downward.
A stock market in which prices are falling or expected to fall.
board of directors
The group of people who oversee company decisions.
An individual or firm that executes buy and sell orders, requested by an investor, for a fee or commission.
A surge in prices beyond the real value of the associated asset.
An investor who thinks the market or a specific stock will rise.
A stock market in which prices are rising or are expected to rise.
An increase in the value of an investment that gives it a higher worth than the original purchase price.
A stock that represents ownership in a company; also called "ordinary shares."
A business owned by stockholders that is a legal entity with rights to buy, sell, and make contracts.
A major decline in the prices.
A broker who handles buy and sell orders at a reduced commission but provides no investment advice.
A share of a company's profits that the company pays to investors.
earnings per share
The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.
A broker that provides a wide variety of services to customers, including investment research and advice.
Analysis that focuses on a company's specific traits and on general economic conditions to understand the behavior of a particular company's stock.
A stock that appears attractive because of potential increases in the price of the stock leading to a capital gain.
A mentality that causes people to follow current trends.
initial public offering
The first sale of a stock to the public; also called an IPO.
Purchase of an asset with the intention of making a profit.
A company's outstanding shares multiplied by its share price.
The overall sentiment or feeling of investors in the market.
The total number of shares issued.
A stock market where trades occur via a network of computers.
A stock that represents claim of ownership in a company and has a higher claim on assets and earnings than common stock.
The market in which investors have the first opportunity to buy a newly issued share.
A company whose ownership is held entirely in private hands.
A company that has offered stocks to the public in an initial public offering.
The amount gained or lost by an investment.
The amount of reluctance a person has to taking chances.
The market in which investors buy and sell shares from each other.
Securities and Exchange Commission
An agency of the U.S. government that regulates and oversees the stock market in order to protect investors.
One unit of ownership in a corporation.
socially responsible investing
Investing in companies that are considered ethical.
Pieces of paper representing ownership shares in a corporation
A place where buyers and sellers of stocks meet and agree on a price for a trade.
The market in which shares of ownership in corporations are bought and sold.
A person who owns a share of stock in a corporation, also known as a shareholder.
Shares of ownership in a corporation.
Analysis that focuses on the activity of the stock market to understand the behavior of a particular company's stock.
A stock that appears attractive because of valuable assets owned by its company, particularly cash and real estate and a high-dividend yield.
the standard deviation of the annualized returns over a given period of time.
The number of shares or contracts traded in a security or an entire market during a given period of time
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