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Investment Vocabulary Quiz

Quiz by Darla McGuire

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  • Q1

    A company-sponsored retirement account to which employees can contribute income directly into an investment account. The employer may match a part of all of that contribution.

    Pension Plan

    Roth IRA

    Traditional IRA

    401(k) Plan

    300s
  • Q2

    A market where the prices of stocks fall which encourages investors to sell.

    Bull Market

    Bear Market

    Cat Market

    Dog Market

    300s
  • Q3

    A market in which share prices are rising, encouraging buying.

    Cat Market

    Bull Market

    Dog Market

    Bear Market

    300s
  • Q4

    A security in which the investor loans money to a company or government, which then pays regular interest to the investor and returns the principle on the maturity date.

    Bond

    Certificate of Deposit

    Share

    Stock

    300s
  • Q5

    The measurement or grading given to a bond. This indicates the bond's creditworthiness, which is the likelihood that the bondholder will be paid back.

    Report Card

    Credit Report

    FICO Score

    Bond Rating

    300s
  • Q6

    Tax on the profit from the sale of an asset.

    Personal Property Tax

    FICA Tax

    Sales Tax

    Capital Gains Tax

    300s
  • Q7

    Occurs when you sell an asset for more than what you originally paid for it (profit).  Almost any type of asset you own is considered a capital asset.

    The Capitals

    Capital Loss

    Capital Gain

    Capital Letters

    30s
  • Q8

    Earning interest on the interest plus the principle invested.

    Compound Fracture

    Simple Interest

    Stock Interest

    Compound Interest

    300s
  • Q9

    The annual interest rate paid on a bond is expressed as a percentage of the face value and paid from the issue date until maturity. 

    Coupon

    Compound Interest

    Sales Flyer

    Dividend

    300s
  • Q10

    The practice of investing in a large variety of stocks, bonds, and/or funds as a way to reduce your overall risk.

    Bond

    Diversification

    Speculative

    Stock

    300s
  • Q11

    When your employer contributes money to your 401(k) account to reflect the contributions you've made out of your compensation.

    Traditional IRA

    401(k) Match

    Pension

    403(b)

    300s
  • Q12

    A sum of money paid regularly (typically quarterly) by a company to its shareholders out of its profits.

    Salary

    Dividend

    Coupon

    Interest

    300s
  • Q13

    A portfolio of stocks or bonds designed to mimic the composition and performance of a financial market index. These funds have lower expenses and fees than actively managed funds because the human element of investing is removed; no one is choosing the individual stocks. They are designed to follow certain preset rules.

    Mimic Fund

    Mutual Fund

    Index Cards

    Index Fund

    300s
  • Q14

    An account is set up at a financial institution that allows an individual to save for retirement.

    Pension

    401k

    403b

    IRA (Individual Retirement Account)

    300s
  • Q15

    Rate of increase in prices over a given period of time decreasing the purchasing value of money.

    Inflation

    Investing

    NSYNC

    Insurance

    300s

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