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  • 1. EDS Financial Trading & Technology Center “ Stock Market 101”
  • 2. What we do
    • Trade
    • Research
      • Bloomberg
      • FactSet
      • StockVal
      • Reuters
    • Teach
  • 3. Investment Vehicles
    • Stocks
    • Bonds
    • Treasuries
    • Derivatives
    • Currencies
    • Exchange-Traded Funds
    • Mutual Funds
    • REITS/Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • 4. What is Stock?
    • Part ownership in a company
    • Originally issued so that the company can raise large amounts of cash
    • Referred to as equity
    • Traded on exchanges (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) to promote liquidity
  • 5. How to Pick Stocks
    • High trading volume
    • New lows/highs
    • In the news
    • Stock screeners
    • Call your broker
    • Whatever interests you!
  • 6. Where to Look for Information
    • www.investopedia.com
    • Yahoo! Finance
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Business Week
    • Data Feeds (Bloomberg, FactSet, etc.)
    • Company Websites (Investor Relations)
    • Companies’ 10Qs/10Ks
  • 7. I found one! So now what?
    • Do your homework (Due Diligence)!
    • “ Paper trade” before investing real money
        • http:// simulator.investopedia.com /
        • http://www.youngmoney.com/stock_market_game/
        • http:// www.google.com /Top/Business/Investing/Games/
    • Consult a professional
    • Bottom Line: Educate yourself!
  • 8. How to Purchase Stock
    • Online Brokerages
      • Scottrade
      • Charles Schwab
      • E*Trade
      • Ameritrade
      • Lowtrades
      • TD Waterhouse
    • Traditional Brokerages
    • Through Mutual Funds
  • 9. Keep track of your investments
    • Look at Charts
      • Bigcharts.com
      • Stockcharts.com
    • Watch for News/Press Releases
      • From your company
      • About your industry
      • About politics/the economy
    • Check the Newspapers
  • 10. How to Read a Stock Table
    • Columns 1 & 2: 52-Week High and Low
    • Column 3: Company Name and Type of Stock.
    • Column 4: Ticker Symbol
    • Column 5: Dividend Per Share
    • Column 6: Dividend Yield
  • 11. How to Read a Stock Table (cont.)
    • Column 7: Price/Earnings Ratio
    • Column 8: Trading Volume
    • Column 9 & 10: Day High and Low
    • Column 11: Close
    • Column 12: Net Change
  • 12. What opportunities are available to me as a finance student at UT?
    • Commercial Banking
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Planning
    • Insurance
    • Investment Banking
    • Asset Management
    • Real Estate