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Fin Lit 2

Introduction To Investing Vocab List

Bond A form of lending to a company or the government (city, state, or federal).
Dividend The share of profits distributed in cash.
Financial Risk Pyramid Illustrates the trade-offs between risk and return for a number of saving and investing tools.
Index A group of similar stocks and bonds.
index Fund A mutual fund that was designed to reduce fees by investing in the stocks and bonds that make up an index.
Inflation The rise in the general level of prices.
Inflation Risk The danger that money won't be worth as much in the future as it is today.
Investing The purchase of assets with the goal of increasing future income.
Investment Philosophy An individual's general approach to investment risk.
Investment Risk The possibility that an investment will fail to pay the expected return or fail to pay a return at all.
Market Price The current price that a buyer is willing to pay for stock.
Maturity Date The specified time in the future when the principal (or initial investment) amount of the bond is repaid to the bondholder.
Portfolio Diversification Reduces risk by spreading investment money among a wide array of investment tools.
Rate Of Return The total return on an investment expressed as a percentage of the amount of money invested.
Risk The uncertainty regarding the outcome of a situation or event.
Rule Of 72 Allows a person to easily calculate when the future value of an investment will double the principal amount.
Speculative Investments Have the potential for significant fluctuations in return over a short period of time.
Stock A share of ownership in a company.
Stockholder Or Shareholder The owner of a stock.
Tax-sheltered Investments Eliminate, reduce, defer, of adjust the current year tax liability.
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