|| Separate types of investments, such as stocks/stock mutual funds, bonds/bond funds, money market accounts, and international stocks/international stock funds.
||Money paid by a corporation to each shareholder. Typically paid four times a year, these distributions of company profits can be used to reinvest in more shares of the company.
|| A mutual fund or account that invests in short-term, liquid investments. These funds generally pay better than a savings account with a bank but less than a typical stock mutual fund. These funds are considered very low risk.
|| A mutual fund is a pool of stocks, bonds, and other securities managed by an investment company. Individuals can buy shares of the fund and profit from its investment gains.
|rate of return
||The annual amount of money an investment makes, given as a percentage. For example, a $100 investment that is worth $112 the next year had a 12% return.
||The chance that an investment may lose value. Less-risky investments have a lower rate of return.
||Monetary increase in an investment. If an investment loses value, it is called a negative return.