Introduction

The stock market can be very confusing. It can rise and decrease. You can make profit or lose money. It's like gambling for money because you never know when you're going to win or lose depending on your luck in the game. So far investors buy stocks and stockholders are the one that are in charge of stocks. Stockholders get dividends from the company when the stock market rises and the investors get money from the highest rate of return. In a stock market, it's better to invest in a large company rather than in a small company because the large company is more experienced while the small company does not know much about stocks and will most likely fail in business. This pathfinder will allow readers to comprehend how the stock market works, how to make profit from stocks, what's the best way to invest in a stock, and how a stock market can crash.



Subject Headings:

  • Stock Profit
  • Stock Finance
  • Investors
  • Stock Market Crash

Search Terms:

  • Stocks
  • Black Monday
  • Stockholders
  • Stock Market Crash

About Stocks in General

**Glossary- Stocks**


"Stocks in finance(Encyclopedia)." The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, Columbia University Press. 2003. homeworkNYC.org. Online (20 April 2007).
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Annotation: This article gives basic information on stocks. It lets you know what stocks are and what does it do in general.

"Test Your Money Smarts." U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. http://www.sec.gov/investor/tools/quiz.htm (20 April 2007).
Navigation: Internet Public Library- TeenSpace- Search Term: Stocks- Test Your Money Smarts
Annotation: This website is a quiz that tests you on how much you know about stocks. No matter what answer you choose, they will always describe their answers to you. The information they give is also much easier to understand.

Sarkar, Asani and Li, Kai. "Should U.S. Investors Hold Foreign Stocks?" Current Issues in Economics and Finance. March 2002: 1-6. SIRS Government Reporter. Online (20 April 2007).
Annotation: This article provides information on what you should do as an investor in stocks. It also gives you advice on what choices you should make when investing stocks.




Profits and Benefits from Stocks


Dunphy, Stephen H. "Riding the Bull." The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA) 3 May, 1998: A1+. SIRS Researcher. Online (20 April 2007).
Annotation: This article gives information on how stocks can be your financial security and how it can benefit you in the future. It also explains why the stock market is important.

Valdmanis, Thor. "NYSE Votes to Bless Reform." USA Today 17 Dec. 2003. SIRS Researcher. Online (20 April 2007).
Annotation: This article talks about the roles of the New York Stock Exchange and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in stocks. It talks about how the government tries to make further reforms for the stock market exchange.

"Q&A: Small Business & the SEC." Q&A: Small Business & the SEC May 1999: 1-36. SIRS Government Reporter. Online (20 April 2007).
Annotation: This article gives information on how you should handle your investments when the stock market crashes and how the SEC takes immediate action for investors. It describes the role of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.



Looking Back at Three Major Stock Market Crashes

1) 1929


"Stock Market Crash [1929]." The First Measured Century. http://www.pbs.org/fmc/timeline/estockmktcrash.htm (20 April 2007).
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Annotation: This website provides information about the 1929 stock market crash. It tells how banks went bankrupt, what investors did immediately, and what action the government took.

"Crash Memories." American Experience. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/crash/sfeature/sf_excerpts.html (20 April 2007).
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Annotation: This website revealed peoples' thoughts and experiences on the 1929 stock market crash. It's explains brief cutscenes that people went through at that time.

Radio Corporation of America (R.C.A.) Stock Prices
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"A Hot Stock." American Experience. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/crash/sfeature/sf_rca.html (20 April 2007).
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Annotation: This graph shows that the stock prices kept increasing for the R.C.A., even though the stock market crashed on October 1929, but no dividends were paid. It was considered one of the hot tech stock of the Twenties. Other companies did not have increasing stock prices.

2)1987


"Black Monday(Encyclopedia)." The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, Columbia University Press. 2003. homeworkNYC.org. Online (20 April 2007).
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Annotation: This article gives strong information about Black Monday, which is a stock market crash in the year 1987. It also provides possible reasons for the crash.

3)1998


"The Crash: Timeline of the Panic." Frontline. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/crash/etc/cron.html (20 April 2007).
Navigation: SIRS- Search Term: Stock Market Crash- WebSelect Sites- The Crash- The Crash: Timeline of the Panic
Annotation: This website shows the timeline for the global financial crisis that happened in the year 1998. It talks about each country was slowly getting affected by the rapid drop of stock markets.

"The Crash: Interviews." Frontline. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/crash/interviews/ (20 April 2007).
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Annotation: This website shows experts' commentary on the 1998 global financial crisis. They described how they were involved at that specific time and place.

"The Crash: Architecture Scorecard." Frontline. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/crash/solutions/scorecard.html (20 April 2007).
Navigation: SIRS- Search Term: Stock Market Crash- WebSelect Sites- The Crash- The Crash: Solutions & Prescriptions- The Crash: Architecture Scorecard
Annotation: This website shows what action each country took to deprive the stock market crash. It also gives brief information on what each country proposed on and how they assisted each other during their financial crisis.