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					Student Investment Club
                    Agenda
•   Introductions
•   Basic Terminology / Information
•   Stock Simulation Contest
•   Administrative
•   Closing
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.
 Source: Investopedia.com
                       Stocks
• A stock represents a percentage of ownership in a
  company.
• When you INVEST in STOCKS you buy “shares” of
  that stock.
• 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”
              Stock Market
• Where shares of stock are traded
• Several different exchanges: NYSE, NASDAQ,
  AMEX
• International Markets
finance.google.com
GE Stock Quote
          Other Sites to Try…
• Yahoo! Finance (finance.yahoo.com)
• Morningstar (morningstar.com)
              Stock Brokers
• 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
  stock
                 Order Types
• Market: Buy/sell at the next available price
• Limit: Buy/sell at any price better than what
  you specify
• Stop: Sell if the price falls to a certain price or
  buy if a price rises to a certain price (AKA
  Stop-loss)
                Competition!
•   $10,000
•   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
    March 1!
• MYSTERY PRIZE!!!!!
      Available Executive Positions
•   Treasurer
•   Director of Investment Simulations
•   Director of Group Investments
•   Director of Technology

• See us after the meeting!
Questions?