QUESTION OF THE DAY
10pts daily, due by the end of class.
Every day, class will start with a "Question of the Day". You should do your best to write a complete response (25 word minimum) to the question and EMAIL it to me. If you aren't sure about what to write, please ask! No credit will be given for late QODs, unless you were absent that day.
Monday, November 26: What is the difference between SAVING and INVESTING? Why do people save? Why do people invest?
Tuesday, November 27: Why is it important to consider INFLATION when planning your saving and investing goals?
Wednesday, November 28: Why are RISK, RETURN, and LIQUIDITY important to investors? How are these concepts related to each other?
Thursday, November 29: What is STOCK? What is a STOCK MARKET? What is a STOCK INDEX?
Monday, December 3: Give some examples of LOW-RISK saving & investing options. Why is it important to always have some safe, liquid investments?
Tuesday, December 4: What are MUTUAL FUNDS? How do they help with our concerns about risk, return, and liquidity?
Wednesday, December 5: What is the difference between stocks and bonds? Why might a corporation sell a bond to raise money instead of selling stock?
Thursday, December 6: How can you tell if a stock is EXPENSIVE? Why is the PRICE of a stock not always the answer?
Friday, December 7: What is the difference between a MARKET ORDER, a LIMIT ORDER, and a STOP ORDER? (look in the PFIN 12 TEXT if you're not sure!)
Monday, December 10: How do people actually buy stocks? What role do stock markets (NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ) play?
Wednesday, December 12: What are the advantages of diversification in investment? How is diversification related to risk*? Give an example.
Thursday, December 13: Today is our last PFIN test, which covers saving and investing. What is one interesting thing that you learned about these topics…?
Friday, December 14: How are your stocks doing in the MarketWatch Challenge? How does this compare with how the “market” has been doing recently?
100pts weekly, due by Sunday at midnight.
Every week, you will be responsible for finding a recent news article which relates to a relevant business, finance, or entrepreneurship topic. The criteria include:
A 250 word paragraph that (1) summarizes your article, (2) explains how it relates to class, and (3) provides your own personal reflections on the topic.
Typed in MS Word or Google Docs and attached to an email.
Use MLA format for the paper and cite your source.
- No credit will be given if your current event does not meet all of these criteria.
Example of Current Event in MLA Format
Yahoo Business: //news.yahoo.com/business/
CNN Money: //money.cnn.com/
Fox Business: www.foxbusiness.com/index.html
NBC Business: www.nbcnews.com/business#/
ABC Business: //abcnews.go.com/business
CBS MoneyWatch: www.cbsnews.com/moneywatch/
Fast Company: www.fastcompany.com
Young Entrepreneur: www.youngentrepreneur.com
Wall Street Cheat Sheet: //wallstcheatsheet.com/
Tax Information for Students: //www.irs.gov/individuals/students/index.html
Ohio Society of CPAs: www.ohiocpa.com
American Institute of CPAs: www.aicpa.org
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