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Energy Investing DeMystified : A Self-Teaching Guide by Davis Edwards

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Chapter 9Stocks (Equity Investments)

Stocks, along with bonds, are one of the primary ways that companies raise money to operate and expand their businesses. Stocks provide a partial ownership in a company. This allows stock investors to benefit from growth of the company over time. The biggest driver for company growth is often a growing economy or favorable industry conditions. As a result, stocks typically make a good investment for investors wishing to benefit from a growing economy or improving economic conditions.

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES

After completing this chapter, the student should have an understanding of

• Equity and debt financing

• Corporations ...

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