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Personal Investing - Chapter Summary
These lessons can help you understand basic types of investing and how they function. You'll learn enough to determine which options are best for certain goals and situations. Lesson quizzes let you evaluate your learning, and a clickable timeline makes it easy to review parts of the video where you need more help. Our lessons can help you find out about:
- Types of investments, interest rates and savings accounts
- What are some reliable websites for investment information
- How money market funds work
- Types of financial assets and annuities
- How to recognize investment opportunities in stock, bonds and funds
- What are dividends
- How to calculate earnings
- How market conditions are influenced
- What are common real estate investments
- The formula for return on investment
- What are common income tax issues in personal investments
1. Types of Interest Rates & Investments
Ever wonder how to make any sense out of all those investment options you constantly hear about? This lesson helps provide some understanding, as well as introduces the concept of the real interest rate.
2. Online Financial Investment Resources
In this lesson, you'll learn about online investment resources. We'll discuss the five most popular investment resource sites and explain their free services, as well as explore which sites provide fee-based services.
3. 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.
4. What Are Money Market Funds? - Definition, Types & Examples
Do you want to earn a higher rate of return on your investment but want to do it in a safe and less risky way? Read on to find out more about money market funds and how they can help you earn a higher rate of return in a low risk way.
5. Annuities: Types & Benefits
In this lesson, we'll define annuity and learn about the two main types of annuities. We'll also discuss three annuity investment options, including the benefits and disadvantages of each.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. What Are Dividends? - Investing in Stocks
Many people are interested in stock investment, and there are a few basic terms investors and business people should understand. This lesson explains dividends, common stock and preferred stock.
9. How to Calculate Earnings Per Share: Definition & Formula
There are many different numbers that investors look at when deciding whether to invest in a company, including the earnings per share. In this lesson, we will learn what earnings per share means and how to calculate it.
10. 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.
11. Types of Real Estate Investments
Many people invest in real estate as a way to earn a living or even just to make quick money. Whether it's a single-family residential home or a large office building, the real estate market is popular among investors.
12. 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, discover a variant used for shareholders, and be provided examples.
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