Understanding the Stock Market

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.

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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.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422217733
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: Junior Library of Money Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 796,071
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

What Is the Stock Market? 8

What Are Stocks? 10

Determining the Value of Stocks 12

Selling Shares 14

What Are Dividends? 16

What Is a Corporation? 18

Shareholders 20

Stock Prices 22

The Stock Exchange 24

The Big Stock Exchanges 26

How Does the Stock Market Work? 28

What's a Bull Market? 30

What's a Bear Market? 32

The History of the Stock Market 34

The British Stock Market 36

The Birth of the New York Stock Market 38

The Growth of the American Stock Market 40

The Great Stock Market Crash 42

The Modern Stock Market 44

The Stock Market & the Economy 46

The Stock Market Today: Recession & Recovery 48

The Stock Market and You: Investing 50

The Stock Market and You: Getting Started 52

The Stock Market and You: Dealing with Risk 54

Here's What You Need to Remember 57

Words You Need to Know 58

Further Reading 60

Find Out More on the Internet 61

Index 62

Photo Credits 63

About the Author and Consultant 64

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