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Chapter 2 Investment

TermDefinition
Aggressive Growth Stock Mutual Fund A mutual fund that attempts to receive the highest capital gains. They are wilder and know as small-cap funds.
Annuity Savings accounts with an insurance company
Bond A debt instrument by which the company owes you money
C.D. Certificate of Deposit
Commodity You either hit big or lose it all
Diversification To Spread Around
Dividend A profit you get when the company you are investing in increases its value
Fixed Annuity These are at a low interest rate (5%) and are a bad investment because they do not pay enough.
Liquidity Availability; You can get to it; How you can get to your investment
Investments Investing your money or capital in order to gain profitable returns. (Invest in a business or a share of stock)
Mutual Funds investors pool their money to invest. These are good long term investments
Large-Cap Fund 25% growth and income
Money Market money accounts with check writing priviledges. These are good for emergency funds
Mid-Cap Fund 25% Growth
Risk Chances of losing your money. As the risk goes up, so does the potential return.
International Stock Mutual Funds An investment made anywhere outside of the country that the resident is not in
Risk/Return Ratio The higher the risk, the more the return and vice versa
Savings Account An Account in which people put money in to save. Does not earn very good interest and you can't access it very easy.
Share a part in the joint-stock company
Single Stocks High degree of risk; when you buy stock, you are buying a small piece of ownership. When the value of the company increases, you get a dividend
Small-Cap Fund 25% Aggressive Growth
Speculative Based on history, you will predict how you will do in the future.
Track Record How well the stock has performed
Variable Annuity mutual funds sheltered by the annuity covering
New York Stock Exchange The largest stock exchange in the U.S. located in New York City
American Stock Exchange The second largest stock exchange in the U.S. located in New York City
Growth Stock Long term stock that will grow and be worth more money
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