Investing is Like...
By: Grace Odegaard
Investing is like a a shopping center
Investing is like a shopping center. When you invest, you have a lot of options. You also can get a lot of money or you can lose money. When you invest you can either take a lot of time and watch your investments, or you can invest in an option where someone watches the investment for you. You can't get someone to do all your shopping for you, but you can shop online verses in the store. If you shop online, you can get the same shopping mall stores, but it can take less time. It can also be easier that actually going to a store. When you shop, you can't exactly get money, but you can get a good deal. On the flip side, when you go shopping you can end up paying a lot of money for things that you don't necessarily need. In other words, you can make a bad deal. When you are at a shopping center you have a variety of stores to choose from. You can choose to go to many stores or just one. Likewise, you can chose to invest in only one investment, or you can invest in many investments and many investment types.
This is an increase in a stock and it shows a capital gain.
Money is what you put into investments, and it is also what you use to shop.
These bags show how you can buy a lot of stuff at a store.