Common Stock

A security

that gives

voting rights,

partial ownership,

and

claim on a firm’s assets.

It is not paid back and lost

if the company should fail.

It allows the owner to

elect the people in power

in the company.

Securities

A negotiable

or non-negotiable

investment or financing

instrument

that can be

sold and bought

on the financial market.

Bonds, stocks, debentures

notes and options are included.

Publicly Traded

Any securities and shares

that are

bought and sold on

an organized exchange.

They are bought off a

document

that is called a prospectus.

Board of Directors

The governing body of a corporation,

generally selected from

among the stockholders

and  constituting in effect a committee

of their number or board of trustees

for their interests.