Understanding the Stock Market

Understanding the Stock Market

by Helen Thompson
     
 

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The stock market refers to how pieces of various companies are bought and sold.

Investing money means to make money from your money.

A share is a piece of the company that you can buy.

A corporation is any business that splits itself into different shares. In many ways, it has the same legal rights as a person.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a measure

Overview

The stock market refers to how pieces of various companies are bought and sold.

Investing money means to make money from your money.

A share is a piece of the company that you can buy.

A corporation is any business that splits itself into different shares. In many ways, it has the same legal rights as a person.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a measure of how thirty large stocks are doing. It serves as a measure for the strength of the rest of the stock market.

A ?bull-market? means a time when the stock market is doing well and the values of shares are high, while a ?bear-market? is the opposite.

The stock market and the economy are connected; when one is doing well, so is the other.

Learn all this and more in Understanding the Stock Market.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
One of fourteen in the "Jr. Library of $Money" series that introduces upper elementary and middle school students to financial concepts such as inflation, interest rates, credit and stock ownership and institutions such as banks, the stock market, the Federal Reserve and the FDIC. This title discusses the stock market in twenty-five short chapters that utilize bold photographs, illustrations and well-researched text in an appealing layout to introduce the often confusing network of trading stocks and bonds and how the average investor can use it to make money. Concepts discussed include: what stocks and bonds are, determining the value of stocks, what are dividends, what is the stock exchange, what is a bear or bull market, the history of the stock market, the stock market and the economy, recession and recovery and how to get started in the stock market. As the introduction states, "everyone needs a basic knowledge of our financial world" and recent developments in our economy illustrate the need for consumers of all ages to be as informed as possible. This series is a great introduction for students, has just the right amount of information and can easily by expended to hands-on learning by a creative teacher. A glossary of new vocabulary highlighted in the text, sources for further study, an index, picture credits and info about the author and advisor are included. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422217733
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Junior Library of Money Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1050L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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