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Diversification and Risk Lesson (high school)

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Diversification and Risk

Students are given a portfolio of investments, and they assess the relative risk associated with the products in their portfolios. They later determine which savings and investment instruments might be most suitable for clients of different ages and economic status.

Making Personal Finance Decisions (high school)

Lesson 8A: Managing Risk-Time and Diversification

The Making Personal Finance Decisions curriculum teaches valuable personal finance lessons grounded in economic theory. The curriculum is divided into 10 themed units, with each unit containing two lessons. The twenty individual lessons employ a variety of teaching strategies designed to engage students in the learning process and equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed personal finance decisions.

Stock Market Strategies: Are You an Active or Passive Investor?

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Stock Market Strategies: Are you an Active or Passive Investor?

Stock market mutual funds offer investors diversified stock market portfolios, but there are several types. Actively managed funds attempt to “beat” the market by using research, forecasts, and judgment to pick stocks with the best growth prospects. Passively managed funds attempt to replicate the market by buying a representative sample of the stocks on a specific stock market index. Which to choose? This issue of Page One Economics explains the efficient market hypothesis and how it might influence your investment decisions.

Financing Public Projects with Stocks and Bonds

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Financing Businesses and Public Projects with Stocks and Bonds

Stocks and bonds offer potential gains for investors, but they can also help fuel the economy. This issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance explains how stocks and bonds can help companies grow, entrepreneurs start businesses, and governments fund public projects.

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