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Ch 34: ORELA Business Education: Stocks, Bonds & Annuities

About This Chapter

Study this chapter to refresh your understanding of stocks, bonds and annuities. Reviewing these lessons will help you prepare for the ORELA Business Education exam.

ORELA Business Education: Stocks, Bonds & Annuities - Chapter Summary

These lessons will thoroughly explain stocks, bonds, and annuities in order to aid you in your studies for the ORELA Business Education exam. Upon completion of this chapter, you should know how to calculate the following:

  • Present and future values of money
  • Value of an annuity
  • Present value of an annuity
  • Financial and profitability ratios
  • Investment performance of stocks, preferred stocks, and bonds
  • Currency conversion and exchange rates

These brief video lessons are accompanied by transcripts that highlight key terminology. After reviewing the videos and the vocabulary words pointed out in the transcripts, take the interactive lesson quizzes to see how well you remember what you've learned. At the end of the entire chapter, be sure to test your knowledge using the cumulative chapter exam, which will help you gauge your competence and determine what you need to study more.

9 Lessons in Chapter 34: ORELA Business Education: Stocks, Bonds & Annuities
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Present and Future Value: Calculating the Time Value of Money

1. Present and Future Value: Calculating the Time Value of Money

A central concept in business and finance is the time value of money. We will use easy to follow examples and calculate the present and future value of both sums of money and annuities.

How to Find the Value of an Annuity

2. 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.

How to Calculate the Present Value of an Annuity

3. 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.

Financial Ratio Calculation and Analysis

4. Financial Ratio Calculation and Analysis

After watching this video lesson, you will understand how financial ratios are calculated. You will also understand where they come from and how to read them.

Profitability Ratio: Definition, Formula, Analysis & Example

5. Profitability Ratio: Definition, Formula, Analysis & Example

How do you know if a company is performing well? In this lesson, you'll learn about various profitability ratios, including what they mean, their formulas and examples illustrating them. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Stocks: Understanding Investment Performance

6. 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.

Preferred Stock: Understanding Investment Performance

7. 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.

Bonds: Understanding Investment Performance

8. 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.

Exchange Rates & Currency Conversion

9. Exchange Rates & Currency Conversion

After watching this video lesson, you will learn how currency conversion works. You will be able to convert from one currency to another with ease. Learn the process behind currency conversion.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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