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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a securities markets unit of a standard introductory business course. Topics covered include:
- The role of investment bankers
- Types of bonds
- Trading securities on the stock exchange
- Advantages of bond financing
- How the Dow Jones Industrial Average affects market conditions
1. Securities Markets and Investment Bankers
Securities markets and investment banks provide opportunities for companies to obtain capital and people to make investments to increase their wealth. In this lesson, you'll learn about securities markets and the players involved.
2. Selling Stock to Raise Capital
One method a business can use to raise funds is selling stock to potential investors. In this lesson, you'll learn about raising capital through the sale of stock, including its advantages and disadvantages.
3. The Advantages of Bond Financing
This lesson introduces you to the basics of bond financing, important vocabulary related to bond financing, and the financial advantages to the bond issuer. You will learn why bond issuances are a great way for companies to fund large projects.
4. Real Income: Definition, Effect & Formula
How can you make the same amount and have less money? This lesson will discuss real income and explain the impact inflation has on buying power, both good and bad.
5. Real Interest Rate: Definition & Calculation
An investment that pays 10% interest doesn't guarantee that you'll have a 10% increase in purchasing power. In this lesson, you'll learn about the real interest rate and how to calculate it.
6. Return on Investment: Definition, Formula & Example
Return on investment is a crucial analytical tool used by both businesses and investors. In this lesson, you'll learn the basic formula, a variant used for shareholders, and be provided examples.
7. What Are Commodities? - Definition, Types & Examples
This lesson explains what a commodity is, how the products are similar and how the pricing relates to commodities. Several examples of commodities are included.
8. What is a Foreign Investment? - Definition & Examples
Learn what a foreign investment is and some common examples that you can relate with. Find out about the different types of foreign investment and why companies and individuals invest in foreign countries.
9. What Is a Hedge Fund? - Definition, Structure & Example
In this lesson, we discuss the nature of hedge funds, illustrate investment strategies, and reveal their appeal and controversy. We also make comparisons between a hedge fund and a mutual fund and present the overall structure of a hedge fund.
10. What is a Mutual Fund? - Definition, Types, Advantages & Examples
This lesson will define a mutual fund, a type of investment vehicle. Also in this lesson, various types of mutual funds will be explained, and advantages and examples of mutual funds will be explored.
11. What is a Private Investment? - Definition & Overview
Private investment in the world of economics does not necessarily mean what you think it does. In this lesson, you'll learn what private investment is as well as its related concepts. You'll also have an opportunity to take a short quiz.
12. Capital Requirements: Definition & Explanation
Capital is a critical concept in business management - companies that don't manage their capital well often go out of business quickly. In this lesson, we'll discuss what capital is, how it's calculated, and how a company can determine their upcoming needs.
13. Trading Securities on the Stock Exchange
Stocks are traded all over the world seven days a week, 24 hours a day on stock exchanges located in the world's financial capitals, such as New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. In this lesson, you'll learn how stocks are traded.
14. Bonds: Types, Characteristics and Issuing Procedures
In this lesson, you will learn about some of the more common types of bonds and their characteristics. Bonds include: secured and unsecured bonds, term and serial bonds, registered and bearer bonds, and convertible and callable bonds.
15. How Indicators Influence Market Conditions
The stock market offers an opportunity for investors to accumulate a significant degree of wealth. Investors often use tools called indicators to help them make investment decisions. In this lesson, you'll learn about these tools.
16. Investment Opportunities in Stocks and Bonds
Investors often turn to the stock and bond markets when investing their money. Each market offers opportunities and risks for the individual investor. In this lesson, we'll explore the nature of these investments.
17. Investment Opportunities in Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds
Investing in the stock market is not limited to individual stocks. Investors can also invest in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. In this lesson, you'll learn about these opportunities, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
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