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PCS Personal Fin

Personal Finance Key Terms Ch. 8

TermDefinition
diversification the practice of dividing the money a person invests between several different types of investments in order to lower risk
investing the process of setting money aside to increase wealth over time for long-term financial goals such as retirement
investment account or arrangement in which a person puts his/her money for long-term growth; invested money should not be used for a suggested minimum of five years
liquidity quality of an asset that permits it to be converted quickly into cash without loss of value; availability of money
portfolio a list of your investments
risk degree of uncertainty of return on an asset; in business, the likelihood of loss or reduced profit
risk-return ratio relationship of substantial reward compared to the amount of risk taken
share piece of ownership in a company, mutual fund or other investment
stocks securities that represent part ownership or equity in a corporation
tax-favored dollars money that is invested, either tax deferred or tax free, within a retirement plan
Created by: Ms.Sala