What it Means to Buy a Company’s Stock
Stock ownership defined and how the price of a company’s stock is determined.
Introduction to Bonds
What a bond is and why an investor might what to buy one.
Treasury Bond Prices and Yields
How bond prices change and interact with interest rate fluctuations. Learn why interest rates go down when bond prices go up.
Relationship Between Bond Prices and Interest Rates
Why bond prices and interest rates move in opposite directions.
Bonds Versus Stocks
The difference between a stock (ownership of a company) and a bond (lending to a company) with an emphasis on what a bond is and how it works.
Open-End Mutual Fund Part 1
What a mutual fund is and how it’s created.
Open End Mutual Fund Redemptions
How mutual fund shares are purchased, how they are redeemed, and how their prices (net asset value) is influenced.
Exchange Traded Funds
What an exchange traded fund is, and how it’s both different and similar to a mutual fund.
What is Inflation
Inflation defined and how it’s calculated.
What the consumer price index is and how it’s determined.
Moderate Inflation in a Good Economy
Why good economies tend to generate a reasonable amount of inflation.
What a Ponzi Scheme is, how it works, and an example from Bernie Madoff.
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