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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Price- earnings ratio (P/E)
  2. diversification
  3. initial public offering
  4. market order
  5. Securities and Exchange Commission
  1. a to buy a variety of stocks or other investments to spread risk
  2. b the first time a corporation's stock is offered for sale to the public
  3. c the price of the stocks divided by the earnings the company made for the last year. Listed in most stock quotes, it is used to determine how cheap or expensive a stock is compared to other stocks
  4. d the government agency, established in 1934, that protects investors in stocks and bonds.
  5. e an order to purchase stocks at the current price

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the risk that an investment has been misrepresented
  2. a measure of stock market prices based on thirty leading companies of the New York Stock Exchange
  3. stock prices are falling, investors are pessimistic
  4. certificates of ownership of a portion of a debt that is due to be paid by a government/corporation to an individual; usually bearing a fixed rate of interest
  5. stock prices are rising, investors are optimistic

5 True/False questions

  1. net asset valuethe investment value of each share of a mutual fund, or the pirce per share that you can buy a fund

          

  2. common stockshares of ownership in a corporation that give stockholders voting rights and a portion of future profits (after holders of preferred stock are paid)

          

  3. savings bondsbonds issued by the federal government as a way of borrowing money; they are purchased at half the face value and increase every 6 months until full face value is reached

          

  4. round lotcertificates of ownership of a portion of a debt that is due to be paid by a government/corporation to an individual; usually bearing a fixed rate of interest

          

  5. liquidityan investment that is easily converted into cash