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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 (

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

BigCharts (

- leading and advanced investment charting and research site

Bloomberg (

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

CNNMoney (

- 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 Nexis Uni


- company and stock reports

Mergent InvestorEdge

- equity research reports, updated weekly,

- providing analysis and buy, sell and hold recommendations

Wall Street Journal, 1984-

- data and analysis, also in Lexis-Nexis


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