Shares represent ownership in a corporation and give the right to vote for the company's board of directors and benefit from its financial success.
Part of a company’s profits (earnings) that is paid as money or shares to stockholders. In The Stock Market Game, any dividends received are listed in Transaction History and are included in the portfolio’s total equity.
Whatever profits or net income remains after subtracting the company’s expenses from its revenue. A company’s profit.
Initial Public Offering (IPO)
An IPO is the first issue of stock for public trading made by a company.
Someone who purchases stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other financial instruments in hopes the investments will increase in value over time.
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A company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations.
Often pay a fixed dividend on a regular schedule. The prices tend to be less volatile than common stock. Preferred stocks tend to move with changing interest rates. Preferred stocks holders cannot vote on corporate matters.
A collection of investments owned by one individual or organization.
A company owned by a person, family, or small group of investors that does not sell stock to the public.
A company owned by investors who buy shares of stock usually through a stock exchange.
The chance of losing all or part of the value of an investment.
An individual investor’s ability to accept loss of some or all of the money they have invested. A person’s risk tolerance is based on a number of factors including age, financial stability, amount of time before the invested funds are needed for other purposes, etc.
Also known as a shareholder, is the owner of the stock.
A security that signifies ownership in a corporation and represents a claim on a part of the corporation’s profit (or loss). Companies usually issue stock to raise money for a variety of reasons, including expanding or modernizing their operations.
Place/electronic platform where shares of are bought and sold.