By Robert E. Lawless

Presenting a huge array of economic wisdom, this attention-grabbing, simply comprehensible publication will relief scholars and teens in attaining their wanted degrees of wealth, luck, and total monetary and private fulfillment.

• comprises dozens of authentic "Guess What?" containers revealing fascinating insights and facts

• provides an inventory of the "Top Ten errors to prevent" summarizing the foremost teachings of the book

• comprises pictures aimed toward scholars that mirror the themes of every chapter

• bargains an invaluable word list that defines dozens of economic terms

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A discount means a fi xed income security is selling below its par value in order to raise its yield to investors to be more comparable to current market interest rates. 35 36 The Student’s Guide to Financial Literacy The Yield Curve Knowing what a yield curve is and how it works is an important part of understanding the fundamentals of most fi xed income products. Under normal market conditions, investors usually demand higher yields the longer their investment dollars are outstanding. For example, all other things being equal, a 10-year bond should pay a higher yield to investors than a 3-year note sold by the same issuer.

There are many large and stable private companies, and some private companies are substantially less risky than other public companies. There are always specific features of a particular entity that will increase or decrease its risk profi le. Small, Mid, and Large Cap Stocks Small Cap Stocks — The term small cap stock usually refers to a company that has a market capitalization of under $1 billion. A company’s market GUESS WHAT? ” A dividend is usually a cash payment paid on each share of stock.

This process tends to average or smooth the price that I am paying for my shares. Individuals investing lump sums at less frequent intervals could get caught investing their dollars at higher prices when underlying markets are up. 2 is intended to show the benefits of dollar-cost averaging. The table assumes that $100 is invested each month and used to purchase shares of the same stock. As will later be discussed, I rarely support the purchase of individual stocks (as opposed to mutual funds) due to the limited diversification that GUESS WHAT?

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