What is the Stockmarket?
- How do we know how much something is worth?
- What do we mean by demand and supply?
- What is the differences between goods and services?
- What are interest rates?
In groups, answer one of the following question. You will present to the class with a list of 5 to 10 important vocabulary words to remember. List these words, with definitions here.
- What is the stock market?
- What are shares?
- Why should we invest our money in shares rather than put it in a bank?
- How can investing in the correct stocks make me money?
- What is meant by a publicly listed company?
Now that you have an idea of how it works:
- Pick 5 stocks by typing in the name of a company – Make a copy of this document and hyperlink your document here
- After you’ve decided on 5 stocks that you might be interested in, find the following for each one:
- 52-Wk High shows the highest selling price of the stock in the last 52 weeks.
- 52-Wk Low shows the lowest selling price of the stock in the last 52 weeks.
- Stock column gives the full name of the company.
- Sym is the symbol used by the company on the ticker reports generated by the stock exchanges that track the trading of each stock.
- Volume lists the number of shares sold (in hundreds).
- Last shows the stock’s price at close of business yesterday.
What does a 4.6% dividend yield mean?
- If for example, I own 1000 shares of a stock that has a dividend yield of 4.6%, what does that mean?
- It means that at the current trading price of that stock, you will earn 4.6% of that price as a dividend. So if the stock CURRENTLY trades at $100 per share, that means you get $4.60 per year per share. If you have 1000 shares, that equals $4,600 per year.