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Investment Vehicles

No, I am inot talking about cars and trucks! An investment vehicle is simply something you invest your money in. It helps to understand what’s available before starting to think about how you will invest your money. This section provides information on the most common investment vehicles. There are certainly other ways to invest your money, such as real estate, but they are beyond the scope of this chapter.

Stocks

Stocks are bought and sold on the stock market, and everyone has heard of that! A share of stock represents an ownership stake in a company. As the value of the company goes up or down, the price of the stock shares goes up or down as well. The value of a company in this context is not a literal calculated value but a perceived value. For example:


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