Student Investment Club
• Basic Terminology / Information
• Stock Simulation Contest
What is Investing?
Making your money
work for you.
Purchasing an asset or item (a security) with the hope
that it will generate income or appreciate in the future.
• A stock represents a percentage of ownership in a
• When you INVEST in STOCKS you buy “shares” of
• The percentage of the company you buy with
each share depends on the total number of
shares available (shares outstanding)
• Found via their TICKER SYMBOL
– 1 to 4 letters in length
– Ex. General Electric = “GE”
– Apple, Inc. = “AAPL”
• Where shares of stock are traded
• Several different exchanges: NYSE, NASDAQ,
• International Markets
GE Stock Quote
Other Sites to Try…
• Yahoo! Finance (finance.yahoo.com)
• Morningstar (morningstar.com)
• Can buy and sell shares of stocks for you
• Charge a commission each time you buy or sell
(online brokers usually $3 to $12 per trade)
• Examples: E*Trade, TD Ameritrade, Scottrade,
Charles Schwab, SogoTrade
• When you buy or sell you create an ORDER for a
• Market: Buy/sell at the next available price
• Limit: Buy/sell at any price better than what
• Stop: Sell if the price falls to a certain price or
buy if a price rises to a certain price (AKA
• Up to 5 different securities
• 3 Weeks (2 orders will be collected)
• Collect first “BUY” orders next week.
• Chance to buy or sell again Feb. 22.
• Winner determined by market values on
• MYSTERY PRIZE!!!!!
Available Executive Positions
• Director of Investment Simulations
• Director of Group Investments
• Director of Technology
• See us after the meeting!