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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an investment unit of a standard money management course. Topics covered include:
- Types of financial assets
- Investment opportunities and performance of bonds and stocks
- Bond types
- Calculating present value of annuities
- Finding the value of an annuity
- Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds
- Identifying investment performance in preferred stocks
1. Types of Financial Assets: Money, Stocks & Bonds
For an economy to operate effectively, consumers and businesses need a common medium of exchange and mechanisms to encourage some people to save, others to borrow and others to invest. In any modern economy, these needs are met with money, stocks and bonds.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Bonds: Understanding Investment Performance
In this video lesson, you will learn how to calculate the worth of a bond over time. Learn how interest payments are calculated. See just how much money can be earned from keeping a bond over time.
5. Stocks: Understanding Investment Performance
Many large companies around the world are owned by the public in the form of stocks. Watch this video lesson to learn how stockholders earn money when the company does well.
6. Preferred Stock: Understanding Investment Performance
After watching this video lesson, you will understand the differences between preferred stocks and regular stocks. You'll also learn how to calculate your dividends and earnings on your stocks when you sell them.
7. 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.
8. How to Find the Value of an Annuity
Want to see how much money you will have in the future if you make a set payment every month towards your annuity? Then watch this video lesson for the formula and how to use it.
9. How to Calculate the Present Value of an Annuity
After watching this video lesson, you should know how to calculate how much an annuity is worth at any given time. Learn how to use the formula to calculate the current worth of an annuity that you may have.
10. What is Options Trading? - Strategies & Examples
You'll learn about options trading in this lesson and how stock buyers can use this way of trading to their benefit. Learn how it can provide a safety net so stock buyers can prevent losing too much money.
11. Binary Options Trading Strategy
Binary options allow investors to create returns on the basis of whether a yes/no proposition regarding an underlying asset will occur. In this lesson we'll look at binary options basics and trading strategy.
12. Duration Risk: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will discuss what duration risk is and how it affects your fixed-income investment portfolio. The lesson will provide the definition of duration risk and then walk through a detailed real-world example.
13. Investment Drawdown: Definition & Calculation
One way to measure volatility of an investment is to look at its investment drawdown. This lesson explores how to calculate an investment drawdown and defines key concepts to understand like high-water marks.
14. Market Sentiment: Definition, Indicators & Formula
In this lesson, you will learn the definition of market sentiment as well as several indicators that will give you a 'snapshot' of market sentiment. We'll conclude the lesson with some general advice regarding using market sentiment indicators.
15. Dark Pool Trading: Definition & Regulations
Dark pools allow investors to buy and sell large quantities of stock away from the scrutiny of public exchanges. We will follow an institutional investor as he makes a dark pool trade and explore the regulatory environment dark pools operate in.
16. Historical vs. Implied Volatility
Historical and implied volatility are two important components of price volatility. Historical volatility is calculated by looking at the historical pricing of a security over a specified period of time, while implied volatility attempts to predict how volatile a security will be in the future.
17. Variability vs. Volatility in Finance
This lesson teaches the concepts of variability and volatility. These concepts are then detailed as they specifically pertain to the world of finance and investment returns.
18. Annualized Volatility: Definition & Formula
This lesson will detail how to annualize volatility by first calculating daily volatility and then annualizing this number. It explains the calculation and gives a couple examples of how to work through the formula.
19. What are Low Beta & High Alpha Stocks?
When analyzing stocks and portfolios, investors often use the metrics alpha and beta. In this lesson, we'll define each of these terms and give some examples of how an investor might use that information to optimize their return.
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