Chapter 15e - Stock Market Summary • Go to...

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Inflation: the increase in the general level of prices of products and services over a specified period Consumer price index (CPI): a measure of inflation that represents prices of various consumer products Producer price index (PPI): a measure of inflation that represents prices of products used to produce other products Industry analysis of stocks Stock prices susceptible to industry conditions Increased demand generally leads to higher stock prices Changes in competition also affect demand, earnings, and stock prices Integrating your analyses Analyzing the firm, the economy and the industry allows assessment of future performance Economic, industry, and firm-specific conditions impact a firm’s stock price Financial Planning Online:
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Unformatted text preview: Stock Market Summary • Go to: • Click on: Market Data • This Web site provides a summary of recent stock performance • Financial Planning Online: Stock Index Quotations • Go to: • This Web site provides recent quotations of indexes that can be used as benchmarks when assessing your investment portfolio’s performance. Click on “Charts” to review historical movements in any specific index • How Stock Investment Methods Fit within Your Financial Plan • Key decisions about investing in common stock for your financial plan are: Should you consider buying stock? What methods should you use for investing in stocks?...
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