How The Stock Exchange Works (For Dummies) [3:33]


This video quickly and succinctly explains the basics of the stock exchange, including shares, value, profits, bubbles, and a few other concepts.  It’s a good introduction to some of the basic ideas and how they fit together.

Discussion Questions

  • What surprised you the most or what did you learn about the stock market?
  • What is a share?  How does it get a ‘value’ assigned to it?
  • What did they mean when they compared the stock market to gambling?
  • What is a bubble?  How can they be a problem?

Keywords: stock exchange, economics, money, capitalism, globalization, financial


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