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Consumer Education
Name: _________________________________
Mr. Lemke
Period: _____________
Understanding INVESTING – Investopedia WebQuest
Directions: Using an Internet browser, go to Click on Tutorials in the top right
corner of the page. Then, scroll down on the page and click on Investing 101: A Tutorial for Beginning
Investors. Answer the following questions:
1. What is investing?
2. What is compound interest?
3. Name at least 3 investment vehicles (ways you can invest).
4. Briefly define “stocks.”
5. What are the two types of stocks?
6. What type of investment has historically out-performed all others in the long run?
7. What is a portfolio?
Click again on Tutorials in the top right corner of the page. Then, scroll down on the page and click on
Stocks Basics Tutorial. Answer the following questions:
1. What is a stock certificate?
2. In terms of business’s day-to-day running, what is the extent of control that you have as a
3. What is the advantage of issuing stocks versus “debt financing?”
4. Why have stocks generally out-performed other investments?
5. What is the difference between the NYSE and the NASDAQ?
6. What is a “small-cap” stock and why might someone consider investing in a “small-cap” stock?
Use an Internet search engine to find the stock symbol for 5 corporations. Once you have found the 5
symbols, list the current market price for each stock.
Corporation Name
Stock Symbol
Current Market Price