Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds. Write down these questions on your notes (leave answer space). What are Stocks? How does the Stock Market Work? Why Do People Buy Stock? Where are stocks bought & sold? How to buy & sell stocks? What is the difference between a stock and a bond?.
Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds
Symbol= ticker symbol for the index
Last= the price it stopped trading at
Change= the difference between the current closing price & the previous day’s closing price
Change %= the percentage change between the current closing price & the previous day’s closing price
This is an index list.
NYSE=New York Stock Exchange
BBY=Ticker symbol for Best Buy
Best Buy Co., Inc (NYSE:BBY)
47.46 +2.92 / +6.56%Sep 18
41.85 - 58.49
47.46 = price the stock closed at today
+2.92 = the Net Change the difference between the current closing price & the previous day’s closing price.
+6.56% = the Net percentage Change the difference between the current closing price & the previous day’s closing price.
Volume = the number of shares that were bought & sold today
Previous Close = what the stock closed at yesterday
52wk Range = the lowest to highest price this stock has traded at during the past 52 weeks
Open = The price it started trading at today
P/E Ratio = the price-earnings ratio, & is obtained by taking the latest closing price per share and dividing it by the latest available net earning per share. A high PE ratio usually indicates a stock that is experiencing a higher than average growth in earnings.
High = the high price the stock traded for today
Dividend Yield: the dividend divided by the closing price
Low = the low price the stock traded for today