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Ch 5: Stocks & Bonds

About This Chapter

The Stocks & Bonds chapter of this Investing: Help & Tutorials course is the simplest way to master stocks and bonds. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of stocks and bonds.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering stocks and bonds material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn stocks and bonds. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding stocks and bonds
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about finance (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about stocks and bonds
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra finance learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Stocks & Bonds chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Stocks & Bonds chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about stocks or bonds. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a stocks and bonds unit of a standard investing course. Topics covered include:

  • Dividends
  • Performance of stocks and bonds
  • The Stock Exchange
  • Securities fraud and insider trading
  • Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds
  • Determinants of market conditions

12 Lessons in Chapter 5: Stocks & Bonds
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.

Investment Opportunities in 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.

What Are Dividends? - Investing in Stocks

3. 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.

Stocks: Understanding Investment Performance

4. 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

5. 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.

Trading Securities on the Stock Exchange

6. 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.

Securities Fraud & Insider Trading: Definition, Regulations & Penalty

7. Securities Fraud & Insider Trading: Definition, Regulations & Penalty

Securities fraud or insider trading is illegally trading stock on the open market using confidential information. It is usually done to gain an advantage over other traders.

Bonds: Types, Characteristics and Issuing Procedures

8. 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.

Bonds: Understanding Investment Performance

9. 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.

Investment Opportunities in Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds

10. 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.

How Indicators Influence Market Conditions

11. 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.

Present and Future Value: Calculating the Time Value of Money

12. 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.

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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