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The Stock Market
Transcript of The Stock Market
Stock Market Facts
290 stock markets worldwide
Companies decide where they sell its stock
Only corporate entities can sell shares
Trading Hours: 9:30 AM and 4 PM Mon - Fri
Pay in order to be sold on the stock market
New York Stock Exchange
11 Wall Street lower Manhattan, New York
Founded March 8, 1817
Largest in the world
Closed a handful of times
Founded Feb 4, 1971
2nd largest in the world
OTC - Refers to stocks that trade through a dealer network as verses a physical locations ( NYSE)
Indicator of stock market prices
Based on the share values of 30 stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the most widely cited indicator of how the
Founded on May 26, 1896
Common vs.Preferred stock
S &P 500
Stock market index based on the market capitalization of 500 leading companies publicly traded in the U.S.
It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices
Consider it the best representation of the market as well as a bellwether for the
Rules and Regulations
represents and regulates all stock and bond brokerage firms and their employees.
Do not have complete authority over the markets
Much of the responsibility for proper behavior rests in self-regulatory organizations that brokerage firms join, and to the exchanges themselves
How to Trade
On Exchanges: place where buyers and sellers meet and negoiate a price
-- physical locations - transactions are carried out on a trading floor
-- virtual - electronic trades via computer networks
Types of Markets:
-- primary market: securities are created (via an IPO)
-- secondary market: previously-issued securities traded independent of the issuing-companies.
-- referred to as the stock market
-- the trading of a company's stock does not directly involve that company.
Using a Brokerage
Full-service brokerages offer you expert advice and can manage your account; they also charge a lot (Wells Fargo Advisors)
Discount brokerages offer little in the way of personal attention but are much cheaper (Fidelity)
Online discount brokers. Thanks to them nearly anybody can now afford to invest in the market (E trade)
DRIPs & DIPs
Dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) and direct investment plans (DIPs) are plans by which individual companies, for a minimal cost, allow shareholders to purchase stock directly from the company
Drips are a great way to invest small amounts of money at regular intervals
By: Jennifer Price and Lauren Hallerud
Shares, equity, or stock are all interchangeable
Must keep money in account once stock is sold
Set Limit -
Set either a floor (min) /ceiling (max) you want to stop at if your stock trades at or below it the order will be executed
What is a stock market
The more stock you purchase the more ownership you have with the particular company
A tool you can use to purchase or sell stocks from publicly traded companies
Allows one to exchange securities (Gold, Money, Oil) between buyers and sellers
Fundamental Accounting Equation:
Assets - Liabilities = Owners Equity
Stock Market Continued......
(a.k.a. Big Board)
How to decide?
Source: USA Today Ariticle: NYSE or Nasdaq? The whys of where a stock's listed
Publicly traded companies are required to issue quarterly and annual reports through the Securities and Exchange Commission
Ensures that markets work efficiently
Selling Your Stock: How to Leave
You can leave whenever you want!!!!!!
What We Learned
Buy low, sell high
Markets are volatile
Get quality data
So easy 3rd graders can do it!
Invest your money wisely in stocks and you
can possibly earn big bucks!
It's important to pay attention to the world around you
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