Teaching the Stock Market to your Kid

  1. Sit down with your child and the business section of the local paper.
  2. Go to the listings for the Stock Exchange.
  3. Find a stock your child is familiar with, such as Disney or McDonald's.
  4. Explain that stock represents a share of ownership in the company.
  5. Tell what each number for the stock you have selected means.
  6. Ask if your child has any questions.Keep a list of all questions and double-check if you had answered all the queries.
  7. Suggest your child tracks the price of the stock over the next week.
  8. Have your child prepare a sheet of paper or poster for that purpose.
  9. Point out the stock tickers on Television.
  10. At the end of the week, review the price changes and see what other questions your child may have.


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