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The Stock Market (Grades 11-12)

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The Stock Market

Medieval French banks traded debt between themselves.
  1. True
  2. False
What was the first company to have publicly traded shares?

Stock and shares are the same thing.
  1. True
  2. False
A portion of the ownership of a company is called a                                .
An individual holding preferred stocks has voting rights over company decisions.
  1. True
  2. False
What is the name given to an agreement to buy a certain stock at a set later date?
  1. derivatives
  2. stock option
  3. index funds
  4. stock futures
What are the benefits a company sees by putting stocks on the market?

What is the term given for a company putting shares on the stock market for the first time?
  1. stock options
  2. equity portfolio
  3. initial public offering
  4. corporate diversification
Stocks are traded at stock exchanges.
  1. True
  2. False
What causes stock prices to rise?

Owning shares in a company entitles the bearer to a portion of its profits called                .
  1. bonds
  2. dividends
  3. derivatives
  4. mutual funds
Stocks in the NASDAQ index are traded at the New York Stock Exchange.
  1. True
  2. False
A sudden decline of stocks across the market is called a                                .
In the stock market, a period of gradual gains are known as a                               market, and periods of gradual declines are known as a                               market.
Profits from stocks would be taxable under what type of tax?
  1. income tax
  2. property tax
  3. investment tax
  4. capital gains tax

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