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Ch 39: PLACE Business Education: Securities Markets and Business

About This Chapter

The PLACE Business Education exam will expect you to know about how businesses and individuals buy and sell securities. Study this topic in this chapter on securities to prepare for the exam.

PLACE Business Education: Securities Markets and Business - Chapter Summary

One of the most important ways businesses make money is through the sale of securities. Review this crucial subject by studying the following points in these lessons:

  • How to invest
  • The workings of the stock market
  • The purpose of capital and its relationship to stock
  • Various types of investments, such as mutual funds and bonds

The lessons in this chapter are comprehensive, but at less than ten minutes in length, they are easily processed--meaning you have more time to study everything you need to know for test day.

PLACE Business Education: Securities Markets and Business Objectives

You'll be asked questions about securities in the Economics and Personal Finance section of the PLACE Business Education test. This section is one of five subareas in the test and is comprised entirely of multiple-choice questions.

The printable worksheet that accompanies each lesson will help you catch any important vocabulary words you need to go over, so you can feel confident in your understanding of the security marketplace.

8 Lessons in Chapter 39: PLACE Business Education: Securities Markets and Business
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Securities Markets and Investment Bankers

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.

Trading Securities on the Stock Exchange

2. 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.

Selling Stock to Raise Capital

3. 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.

How Indicators Influence Market Conditions

4. 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.

Investment Opportunities in Stocks and Bonds

5. 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.

Investment Opportunities in Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds

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.

Bonds: Types, Characteristics and Issuing Procedures

7. 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.

The Advantages of Bond Financing

8. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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