Saturday, January 30, 2010

Stock Stumpers - Random Trivia Questions

2009 was an excellent year for most stock investors with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 18.8%, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index 24.0%, and the Nasdaq Composite Index 43.9%. While the new year is unlikely to match those gains, hopefully the market will be a better place for your money than a piggy bank.

When trading stocks online, you have to be very careful that the stock symbol you enter matches the company you actually wanted to buy. Most symbols are acronyms or abbreviations or variations thereof, which can get confusing with so many companies and so few letters per symbol. Very few companies have unusual symbols that make them more memorable, like BUD for Anheuser-Busch and CAKE for the Cheesecake Factory. If you don't already know the dozen symbols in this week's quiz, you won't forget them after you've seen the answers...

Stock Stumpers Questions

  • Q1) BEN
  • Q2) BID
  • Q3) CAR
  • Q4) DISH
  • Q5) DNA
  • Q6) EAT
  • Q7) GPS
  • Q8) HOG
  • Q9) HOT
  • Q10) LUV
  • Q11) SEE
  • Q12) WON

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