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Diversification An investment strategy in which you spread among industry sectors. Reducing risk by combining different investments whose prices aren't likely to move in step with one another
Industry A group of companies that makes the same products
Portfolio A collection of investments owned by one individual or organization
Risk The chance of losing all or part of the value in an investment
Bonds An IOU that a company or government sells when it borrows money. Bonds are called fixed income investments because they pay a fixed amount of interest to the bondholder who purchases the IOU.
High Yield Bonds To attract investors, the issuers of these bonds pay a higher rate of interest than investment grade bonds with the same maturity. They are rated below investment grade bonds and called 'Junk Bonds."
IOU An acknowledgement of dept
Maturity The day when the principal amount is payable
Par value The principal amount of a bond due at maturity
Principal Face amount of a bond, due at maturity
Trade Date The day when purchase or sale of bond is transacted
Mutual Funds Investment company that poll savers' money to invest in a variety of stocks and bonds. Professionals who research companies and buy or sell stocks actively manage them based on what they think is best for the shareholder.
Created by: rogersmr13