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Economics and Business: Finance

What is investing?

Finance investment

is committing money or capital to purchase something with the expectation of gain (additional income or profit)

 Key Components:

- analysis of assets,
- speculation & risk
- rate of return

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Financial Literacy

Sources of Stock Quotes

Barron's (online.barrons.com/)

- premier financial magazine: in-depth analysis and commentary on the markets, updated weekdays

BigCharts (bigcharts.marketwatch.com/)

- leading and advanced investment charting and research site

Bloomberg (www.bloomberg.com)

- business and financial market news: world economic news, stock futures, stock quotes, & personal finance advice

CNNMoney (money.cnn.com/)

- online home of FORTUNE and MONEY magazines, and serves as CNN's exclusive business site

The Dow Jones averages, 1885-1995 / edited by Phyllis S. Pierce
Reference HG4915 .D6434 1996
- history and chronology of Dow Jones

Stock Price Records

Financial Times (historical archive 1888-2007)

- articles that analyze the martker; current via Lexis-Nexis

Mergent

- company and stock reports

Mergent InvestorEdge

- equity research reports, updated weekly,

- providing analysis and buy, sell and hold recommendations

StockCharts

- chart creation tools - some are free, most active stocks, also historical

Wall Street Journal, 1984-

- data and analysis, also in Lexis-Nexis

Exchange

Stock Exchange = a public entity for trading of company stocks and derivatives.
It facilitates the exchange of securities between buyers and sellers.  

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