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Personal Finance Connections

What is a stock?
How is a stock different from a bond or a mutual fund? (possible extension: Have students create a mutual fund and determine what stocks would be in the fund and in what amounts. Explain index funds and compare to those.)
Historical growth of stock prices
Risk versus return
Diversification of a portfolio
Connection between current events and stock prices

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