Stock Returns During Presidential Election Years

Stock Returns During Presidential Election Years

Stock Options Explained

Selling Short Explained

Investopedia, “What is Intrinsic Value"

Investopedia, "Market Value of Equity (Market Capitalization)

Investopedia, "Required Rate of Return"

Investopedia, "Dividend Discount Model"

Investopedia, “Residual Income Method

Investopedia, “Discounted Cash Flow Model


Investopedia, “EBITDA”

Investopedia, “Bottom Line Growth Versus Top Line Growth"

Investopedia BETA Overview Reading

KW Site: “CASE STUDY” - Meet the Client

Investopedia, “Affluent Millenial Investor Survey” - Know Your Client

KW Approved Stock List - Investment Restrictions

KW Investment Rules - More Restrictions

Investopedia, Education, Investing, Stocks - Historical Rate of Return Context

Investopedia, Education, Investing, Alternate Investments

Investopedia, “Efficient Frontier"

Investopedia, “Active Versus Passive Investing"

Select Sector SPDR Website


Board Notes for Stock Market Data Analysis Unit (October 2018)

13 High BETA Stocks To Watch

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New Stock Market Videos

A special thank you to the SIFMA organization whose generous grant allows our Business Statistic students to play SMG at no cost.  Further materials are available in Resources: Financial Literacy.

Lucky Penny Investments

Draft Lucky Penny Report

DECA SMG COMPETITION (One Hour To Beome A Stock Expert)

Cramer Video "Know What You Own” Video (10 minutes, focus on 4:00-8:30 minute marks) **

Understanding Statistics Video (2 minutes) **

Rate of Return Video (1 minute 41 seconds) **

Net Present Value Explained Video (2 minutes 1 second) **

Internal Rate of Return Explained Video (1 minute 30 seconds) **

Capital Budgeting: NPV vs. IRR Video (Advanced, 1 minute 30 seconds)

Using Excel To Calculate IRR Video (1 minute 36 seconds)

Volume of Shares Traded Explained (1 minute 43 seconds)

Using Volume To Make Purchase Decisions (1 minute 49 seconds)

Analysis of Variance Explained Video (1 minute 22 seconds) 

Downside Risk (1 minute 17 seconds)  **

Standard Deviation Explained Video (1 minute 52 seconds) **

Empirical Rule (1 minute 33seconds) **

Volatility & Beta Explained Video (1 minute 22 seconds) **  Examine Beta For Your Stocks

Correlation (2 minutes, 2 seconds)  **

Correlation Coefficient (1 minute 26 seconds) ** - Calculate “r" Using SPDR TRACKER

Implied Volatility Video (Adavnaced Topic - 1 minutes 9 seconds)

Normal Distribution Explained Video (1 minute, 13 seconds)**

Skewness Explained Video (58 seconds)**

Moving Averages Explained Video (1 minute 34 seconds) **

Jim Cramer Explains Golden Crosses Video (10 minutes, focus first 4 minutes) *

Candlestick Charts Explained Video (1 minute 47 seconds) **

Bollinger Bands Video Explanation Video (2 Minutes) ** 

Bollinger Explains The Value Of His Bands Video (3 minutes)

Bollinger Bands Text Explanation

Stochastic Oscillator Video (1 minute 47 seconds)

Relative Strength Indicator (RSI) Video (1 minute 22 seconds)

Regression Analysis Overview Video (1 minute 21 seconds) 

R-squared Applied To Stocks Video (1 minute 58 seconds)

American Depositary Receipt (ADR (1 minute, 57 seconds)

Khan Academy Videos - “Finance & Capital Markets” Section  

"Put and call options” offers a series of 18 videos of varying levels of depth.  The first ten offer a basic understanding of options and their purpose, strengths and weaknesses as financial instruments.

"Forward and Futures Contracts” - The first four videos in this section explain the basic mechanics of future contracts. 

Portfolio Ideas


Our Starting Point Review

Investing 101 Lessons

Weekly Company Profiles

Why Learn To Invest?  

** Ameritrade Invest Early  

  Retirement Planning Made Simple

What's My Number?



 What's Your Number?

**Investco Intentional Investing                        

Investco What Happened?                                  

 **Investor Baby Videos

**  Easy Home Loan

** Hot Dog Loan

** What Is A Bond?

Dumb Ways To Borrow Money

Adam Sandler Pitches Loan

Introductory Stock Videos

Cramer Video "Know What You Own"

Cramer Video "How Many Stocks Do You Own"

YAHOO! Data Mining With Permission

Yahoo! Finance

Video Showing How To Download Historical Stock Price Data

Stock Market Game Materials

Stock Market Game Log In Window                

Math Behind The Market                                     

InvestWrite Competition                                    

Stock Market Glossary     


Select Sector SPDR Website:  Select Sector SPDRs are exchange traded funds (ETFs) that divide the S&P 500 into nine sector index funds.  Together, the nine Select Sector SPDRs represent the S&P 500 as a whole. Each Select Sector SPDR can be bought individually, providing investors with undiluted exposure to a particular sector or industry group.  Their web site allows students to research the stock market as a whole, by sector or by individual company.  

FYI: Each Select Sector Index is calculated using a modified "market capitalization" methodology. This formula ensures that each of the component stocks within a Select Sector Index is represented in a proportion consistent with its percentage of the total market cap of that particular index. 


StockCharts.Com:  This free stock analysis tool allows students to graph stock prices over time.  Students synthesize their prior knowledge of graphs with the financial literacy curriculum of this course. Students use this site to develop graphical displays to predict the future movement of stock prices in the short and intermediate term.   Students are introduced to graphical displays beyond standard line graphs. explains candlesticks in this hand-out.

Investopedia                Forex & Stock Trading Library: Chart Patterns

CNBC Stock Screener  This search engine identifies stocks that meet certain statistical characteristics.  There are preset screens that meet certain statistical parameters; "Solid Stocks, Solid Companies", "S&P Dogs", "High Quality, High Dividends", "Small Cap Value" and "Large Cap Growth".  Users may also customize their own set of search parameters.

Ameritrade Fund Comparison Tool :  This search engine allows users to input an index ticker symbol, and the engine outputs a chart that compares five similar funds with the input fund. 

Motley Fool: You've got to love any financial resource with such a self-depricating domain, These guys were one of the first resources that attempted to educate the average investor in terms they could understand.  Originally, they communicated through a radio show and monthly newsletter.  Now they disseminate ther lessons through the web and social media. 

Passion For Your Portfolio - CNN show clips

Jim Cramer Explains Golden Crosses:  Description pending …. To develop their understanding of intermediate stock price predictors, students choose a stock and use to create a time series price chart for three years.  Students then annotate all golden and death crosses.  An annotated  evaluation is added to stating whether the intermediate term price predictor was correct.

Understanding The Logarithmic Scale

Cyclical Phases: Peak-trough tables produced by the BLS Current Employment Statistics (CES) program identify key turning points in seasonally adjusted CES time series. Key turning points are those which mark the beginning of sustained periods of growth or contraction in the time series. These points mark changes in trend and are distinct from month-to-month or other short-term fluctuations.

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