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Cons. Ed. Ch. 11

Discount Bond a bond purchased for less than its maturity value
Annuity a contract sold by an insurance company that provides the investor a series of regular payments, usually after retirement
Diversification an investment strategy for spreading risk among different types of investments
Investing the use of savings to earn a financial return
Inflation a rise in the general level of prices
Risk the chance that an investment's value will decrease
Annual Report an SEC-required summary of a corporation's financial results for the year and prospects for the future
Stock a unit of ownership in a corporation
Financial Advisers Professional investment planners who are trained to give investment advice
Bond an investment that represents the debt of a company or a government
Mutual Funds a profesionally managed group of investments brought using a pool of money from many investors
Futures contracts to buy and sell commodities or stocks for a specified price on a specified date in the future
Option the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a commodity or stock for a specialized price within a specified time period
Penny Stocks low-priced stocks of small companies that have no track record
Rule of 72 technique for estimating the number of years required to double your money at a given rate of return
Created by: LBird