Common Craft has released a new video - Stock Markets in Plain English.

As usual, 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.
  • moves on to explain how people can make or lose money in the market.
  • concludes with an explanation of the Dow Jones and the S&P 500.

Sadly, the newest Common Craft videos can no longer be embedded, but they can be watched on the Common Craft website.

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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