1. Why did Milton think his chocolate candy would sell?
2. Where did he get the money to start making chocolate?
3. What type of company did Hershey have before he incorporated?
4. What benefits do you think Milton gained from forming a corporation?
5. Why would people today want to invest in the Hershey Company?

1. Milton thought that caramel would be too rich to eat everyday and people would stop purchasing this product. Chocolate was new and exciting and he felt that it would last a lot longer, and do better in the future.

2. Milton got the money to start making chocolate by selling his caramel company.

3. Milton had a caramel company before he started to make and sell chocolate.

4. Milton Hershey gained a lot of money and popularity. His name was very well known, and still is today.

5. People would currently want to invest in the Hershey Company today because they would make a lot of money off of the products. So many people consume Hershey products each day.

Companies to possibly invest in:
Utz (chips/pretzels)
Hershey (candy)
Starbucks (coffee)
Walt Disney (company)
Microsoft (Halo reach video game)
Verizon (cell phones)
Dr. Pepper Snapple group (drink)
First Niagara (bank)
Johnson and Johnson (bathing products)
Google (Web browser)
Apple (Electronics)
Yahoo (Email)
Ebay (Purchasing site)
Cannon (Camera)
Southwest (Airlines)

1. Is Revlon doing better or worse than yesterday? How do you know?
2. Is Rite Aid nearer to its yearly high or low? Would this be a good time to purchase the stock? Explain
3. What are the stock ticker symbols for Revlon and Rite Aid? Are you surprised? Explain
4. Did either Revlon or Rite Aid pay a dividend?
5. Which two pieces of information shown on this stock chart would you consider most important for people to find out before purchasing the stock of a company? Explain.
6. Would the same information be the most important information for people who already own stock in these companies? Explain.
7. What would you guess was the general trend of the market on this particular day? Explain what information led you to this conclusion.

1. Revlon is doing worse than yesterday. We know because the graph on the stock market site told us.

2. Right now, it would be a really bad time to buy right aids stock because they are at their yearly low.

3. The ticker symbols for Revlon is REV and RAD. We are not surprised because all the letters in the ticker are in the actual word. Example, Revlon's first three letters are "Rev" and that is Revlon's ticker symbol.

4. Neither Revlon or Rite aid payed a dividend.

5. The two pieces of information that are most important for people to know are the change in price for the stocks and how much the stocks are worth at the moment.

6. We would say yes because if the change in price increases or decreases they can sell or keep it. They should can always see the current price of the stock so that they can sell it if it's high enough and they will gain money.

7. The general trend for this specific day on the market seems to be that the prices are going down because of the recession.

Investment 1: Jax Company provides gas and electric to your area. Its stock has risen slowly and steadily over the last two years. It pays an annual dividend of $4 per share per year. You own 200 shares, so the company pays you a yearly dividend of $800. What type of risk are you taking by investing in Jax Company? Explain

Investment 2: Watching the news, you learn a new drug is coming out that supposedly makes children smarter. You’ve never heard of the drug manufacturer, but you decide to invest in this company. Why wouldn’t we want our children smarter? If you have no other information and plan to invest in this drug company, what kind of risk are you taking? Explain.

Investment 3: Interior Electric announces it is creating an all-electric car, but it hasn’t come out yet. Based on the news, its stock price has increased 20% in one month. If you buy the stock now, what type of risk are you taking? Explain.

Investment 4: ALLON Clothing Company’s profits have almost doubled this year. The price of the stock has gone up from $48 to $56 over the same period. If you were to invest in this stock, what degree of risk would this investment present? Explain

1. You would risk that the stocks could go down, since it is gas, something could go wrong and the stocks would plummit.

2. The drug could potentially harm children or not have any effect at all. If this occurs, nobody will invest in this product and the stocks will go down.

3. You are taking a risk because if the car is not working or good, people will ask for refunds, and the stock will go down.

4. The degree of risk you would be taking is a financial risk. You would be taking this risk because if the stock goes down, you are losing money.

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