TED-Ed Explains the Basics of Stocks and Investing

TED-Ed has released a new lesson that should be of interest to anyone who has hopes of retiring some day. That lesson is titled How Do Investors Choose Stocks? Some of the highlights of the lesson include a basic explanation of what a stock and the stock market is, the differences between active and passive investing in the stock market, why some people pick one of those approaches over the other, and how traders analyze the prospects of a stock. 

Applications for Education

This TED-Ed lesson could be a great introduction to a larger lesson on stock markets. If I was still teaching social studies I would definitely include this video as introductory material before my students played a stock market simulation game.


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