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STOCKS. By: John, Chris, Jacob, Kenan, Luke. What is a stock?. A type of security that signifies ownership in a corporation and represents a claim on part of the corporation's assets and earnings.

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By: John, Chris, Jacob, Kenan, Luke

What is a stock
What is a stock?

  • A type of security that signifies ownership in a corporation and represents a claim on part of the corporation's assets and earnings.

  • Common stock: usually entitles the owner to vote at shareholders meetings and to receive dividends.

  • Preferred stock: generally does not have voting rights, but has a higher claim on assets and earnings than the common shares

Different stocks
Different Stocks

  • There are many different stocks in the market, such as; Google, Apple, Yahoo, Blackberry, Samsung, Sony, Microsoft etc.

How will stocks affect you
How will stocks affect you?



  • You can make quick money.

  • If you put your money into a good company, your money can double, triple or even quadruple.

  • You can keep shares as long as you want.

  • For example: If you entered into apple ten years ago, you will be a long term share holder and you could have made millions.

  • On a bad decision you can also lose money fast.

  • If you put you money into a company and it goes dry, you can lose hundreds or thousands.

  • The company can go bankrupt and you lose all your money.

  • It’s a gamble.

How stocks benefits companies
How stocks benefits Companies?

  • Companies only make money when they decide to go into the stock market and give an initial public offering(IPO).

  • In summary, they only make money when people buy into companies stocks(ex. Facebook sold their stocks for $40, so that $40 goes directly to Facebook).

How to buy stocks
How To Buy Stocks

  • You can buy stocks on your computer.

  • You can call the market and buy stocks

  • You can by stocks on your phones, iPods and tablets.

Thinking questions
Thinking Questions

  • If you noticed that your stocks value was decreasing, would you buy more at a lower price or sell and cut your loses? Explain

  • If you are a first time stock buyer, would you buy a stock that is well known (apple) or buy a new upcoming stock? Explain

  • In your opinion what age do you think the most common stock buyers are?