ECON Kickoff Aug 30-31

1.  What is the difference between “trading in stocks” and “investing in stocks”?

2.  Go to Yahoo! finance and search for ticker symbol ^DJI  (the ^ is the shift+6) – click on components on the top left.   How many companies are part of the Dow Jones index?

3.  If you wanted to invest in 3 companies on the Dow, which 3 would you choose?  Why?

4.  When you finish writing your kickoff, go to smartstocks.com and add those three stocks to your account.

200+ words.   Spellcheck and proofread your work before you press “Publish”.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) is an index of 30 large American companies. It is used to signal the strength or weakness of the overall market.

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