Q1. In financial terms, what does ISA stand for?
Individual Savings Account
Q2. What are shares?
They are a small bit of a company that you can buy
Q3. What dictates the rise and fall of share prices?
The confidence of the investors
Q4. What's the name of the stock market index that tracks the performance of the 100 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange?
Q5. How do companies usually share profits with shareholders?
They pay dividends
Q6. You can put up to how much into a cash ISA?
Q7. Why are shares issued by companies?
To raise investment money, to help a company grow and to raise money for expansion
Q8. What does FTSE stand for?
Financial Times Stock Exchange
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