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TEACHING AND LEARNING STOCK MARKET BEGINNING INVESTING WORKSHEET LESSON PLANS KIDS ADULTS - STOCK BASICS - BASIC STOCK MARKET INVESTING LESSONS - STOCK PRICES

 

INVESTING - STOCK MARKET

 

STOCKS WORKSHEETS AND LESSONS

 

 

 

This section provides information, lessons, and worksheets on stocks and stock market basics.  Learn what a stock is, buying stocks, calculating stock price changes, and reading the stock market table.

 

While learning about stocks and the stock market is a great way to learn about the economy and how business works, investing in individual stocks is not necessarily the best investment choice for most people, unless they are getting advice from an experienced and trusted professional.  For most individuals who want to invest in the stock market, low priced index funds provide a low cost and more simple way to invest in a diversified portfolio of stocks.

 

 

What is a stock?

 

A stock represent a share in the ownership of a company. If you own a company's stock, then you are a owner, or shareholder, of the company. A stock represents a claim on the company's assets and profits. A stock is also known as equity.


The ownership percent, of a company that you own is calculated by dividing the number of shares a person owns buy the number of shares of stock outstanding.

For example:

1000 shares owned
10,000 shares outstanding

= 10% ownership.

 

Stock Certificate
Ownership of stock is represented by a stock certificate. A stock certificate represents your ownership of the company. These days, when you buy stock of a company, you usually do not get the actual stock certificates any more. Instead, your ownership is tracked electronically, making it easier to buy and sell shares.

So, now that you have stock and ownership of a company, what can you do? Not really very much. You will benefit when the price of the stock goes up, or lose if the price goes down. As an part-owner of the company, you are given the right to vote for company's board of directors.

Another way you may benefit is if the company pays dividends. Dividends represent a percent of the company's profit, paid to the shareholders.

Buying stock can be risky, since while the price of the stock may go up, it may also go down. If the company goes bankrupt, then you could potentially lose all the money you invested in the stock. However, that is what investing is all about. Taking risks, in the hope of making money on your investment, with no guarantee that you will make money.
 

The following worksheets provide an opportunity to practice your understanding of stocks. Many of these worksheets are RANDOM and customizable, so you may print out several different versions depending on the skill level of your students.

 

 

STOCKS WORKSHEETS AND LESSONS

 

Buying Stocks

Practice calculating stock price times shares.

 

How Many Shares?

Practice calculating how many shares you can buy.

 

 

Stocks - Percentage Change

Practice calculating a stock's percentage price change.

 

Stocks - Dollar Change

Practice calculating a stock's dollar price change.

 

 

 

HOW TO READ A STOCK TABLE

How to Read a Stock Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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