Club Info Those having trouble with the listserv, come see me after the meeting The club meets every OTHER Wednesday. Trip to Wall Street is set for later during next semester Guest speaker: Financial Advisor and leader in socially responsible investing, Jay Desautels from UBS will join us early in December for a short dissertation and questions
Investment Simulators www.virtualstockexchange.com Check out website Other useful and interesting sites include: www.nyse.com, www.ameritrade.com, www.etrade.com, www.fool.com, www.bloomberg.com, and www.wsj.com Also check out the Investopedia website: http://simulator.investopedia.com/
Internship Opportunities A great site to help you prepare for any interview is Morgan Stanleys site under its career and student pages. Email me if you have any questions about how to go about getting an internship somewhere or where to go. Upcoming Events Investment challenge began today We will begin watching Boiler Room soon or possibly start it early next semester
Check out the website and newsletter from listserv to keep up-to-date Guest speaker to come from UBS Information for NYC trip A quick overview of each institution, jargon, and etiquette Common Jargon, Acronyms and Definitions
Bull market: A continuous rise in the market. Bullish: an optimistic outlook on the market or a company/sector Bear market: A continuous drop in the market (usually of 10% or more) Bearish: pessimistic with regard to the market or a particular stock Blue-chip stock: reliable, large companies, usually part of the Dow (Coca-Cola)
Closing price: The last price a stock was at during the closing of the markets Common stock: security representing partial ownership in a public or private corporation
DJIA (Dow): oldest U.S. market index representative of the average in price movements of the top 30 companies that most accurately reflect the economy as a whole. Stands for the Dow Jones Industrial Average For the most comprehensive list, go to www.fool.com/school/Glossary.htm
Common Jargon, Acronyms and Definitions (Cont.) S&P 500: Standard & Poors index of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. - thought of as the best measurement of the overall stock market NYSE: New York Stock Exchange The oldest and largest stock exchange in the U.S. comprised of traders from many of the top firms
Russell 2000: index that serves U.S. small cap stocks NASDAQ: National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation An index that includes the Nasdaq 100 the top 100 largest companies (mostly tech.) can also be bought as a single stock: AMEX: QQQ
Federal Reserve: Central bank of the U.S. overseeing money supply, interest rates, and credit through a seven-member board. For the most comprehensive list, go to www.fool.com/school/Glossary.htm Recent Events Mutual Fund industry dilemma: Esp. Putnam Funds. Putnam update CNBC article
New NYSE board members CNBC article Market timing at Prudential SEC article Other Investor information Online SEC quiz and other useful SEC links: Investor tools Quicken Score Card: http://www.quicken.com/investments/strategies/ Investor Clearing house (Alliance for Investor education)
http://www.investoreducation.org/ CNBCs market watch: http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/briefing/StockTicker.asp Morgan Stanley http://www.morganstanley.com/careers/recruiting/index.ht ml One of the most well-known firms in the financial world, offering some of the most challenging and well-rewarded career opportunities in almost every field.
Bloomberg http://about.bloomberg.com/careers/index.html A leader in the gathering and distribution of financial information. Bloomberg has many divisions, but its most powerful asset is the Bloomberg terminal used by all of the top institutions for financial analysis and coverage. http://about.bloomberg.com/professional/profservice.html Bear Stearns Undergraduate career site
Much like Morgan Stanley, this firm is at the head of its league for investment banking, and securities trading. Credit-Suisse http://www.creditsuisse.com/en/careers/index.html Credit Suisse Financial and Credit Suisse First Boston together provide a full spectrum of financial services and offer just as much reward and challenge as any other financial institution. Online work
Go to: MorganStanley.com CreditSuisse.com BearStearns.com
Bloomberg.com Check out the sites, and take a look at some of the interview questions and profiles on each one. Also, try to learn a bit about the difference between each. Closing Info/Announcements Some places we may visit in NYC: www.morganstanley.com, www.bloomberg.com, www.bearstearns.com, www.creditsuisse.com, www.nyse.com, www.ml.com
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