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Wills Econ

Term Sheet 6.6-6.7

Investment The act of redirecting resources from being consumed today so that they may create benefits in the future; the use of assets to earn income or profit.
Financial System consists of a network of savers, investors, and financial institutions that work together to transfer savings to investors
Financial Assets include saving accounts, certificates of deposit, and government and corporate. This represents claims on the borrower
Financial Intermediaries are financial institutions that bring together saves and leaders
Mutual Fund a business that accepts deposits from many people to invest in various ways
Hedge Fund an investment partnership that has freer rein to invest aggressively and in a wider variety of financial products than most mutual funds.
Diversification distributing your money among a variety of investments
Portfolios a collection of financial assets
Return the money an investor receives above and beyond the sum of money initially invested
Coupon Rate interest rate that a bond issuer will pay to a bondholder
Maturity the time at which payment to a bondholder is due
Par Value the amount that an investor pays to purchase a bond and that will be repaid to the investor at maturity
Yield the annual rate of return on a bond if the bond were held to maturity
Savings Bonds a bond issued by the government and sold to the general public.
Municipal Bonds a debt security issued by a state, municipality or county to finance its capital expenditures, including the construction of highways, bridges or schools
Corporate Bonds A long-term debt instrument indicating that a corporation has borrowed a certain amount of money and promises to repay it in the future under clearly defined terms.
Shares a portion of stock
Dividends a share's portion of the company's profit
Capital Gains/Loss gain or loss stemming from the sale of a qualifying investment that has been owned for longer than 12 months at the time of sale.
Income Stock pays higher-than-average dividends compared to other stock issues
Growth Stock stock of a corporation that has had faster than average gains in earnings and is expected to continue to
Common Stock Shares of ownership in a public corporation. The shareholder has voting rights in the corporation.
Preferred Stock stock whose holders are guaranteed priority in the payment of dividends but whose holders have no voting rights
Stockbroker a broker who buys and sells securities on a stock exchange on behalf of clients.
Brokerage Firms a business that specializes in trading stocks
Stock Exchange a market in which securities are bought and sold.
Bull Market a market in which share prices are rising, encouraging buying.
Bear Market a market in which prices are falling, encouraging selling.
Speculation investment in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss.
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