Thursday, September 3, 2009

From Common Craft - Stock Markets in Plain English

Common Craft has released a new video titled Stock Markets in Plain English. As always, Common Craft has taken a potentially confusing topic and boiled it down into clear, easy-to-understand terms. Stock Markets in Plain English begins with a clear explanation of the differences between a private company and a public company. The video moves on to explain how people can make or lose money in the market. Stock Markets in Plain English concludes with an explanation of the Dow Jones and the S&P 500.

The newest Common Craft videos can no longer be embedded, but you can watch them on the Common Craft website.

Applications for Education
Stock Markets in Plain English could be a great resources for economics and business teachers to use to introduce the fundamental concepts of the stock market.

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The Economic Fairy Tale
Investing in Plain English
The Crisis of Credit Visualized