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BULL MARKET: A condition of the stock market in which stock prices are generally rising and most of the participants expect this to continue. In other words, the stock market is into an extended period of "charging ahead" like a mad bull. A bull market usually occurs because investors see a healthy, vibrant, profitable economy on the horizon. Compare bear market.

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Lesson Contents
Unit 1: Introduction
  • A Definition
  • Doing Production
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Capital
  • The Industry
  • Unit 1 Summary
  • Unit 2: Objectives
  • Staying Alive
  • Profit And Maximization
  • Real World Firms
  • Natural Selection
  • Unit 2 Summary
  • Unit 3: Legal Types
  • Types
  • Proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • Corporation
  • Other Options
  • Liability
  • Unit 3 Summary
  • Unit 4: U.S. Firms
  • Legal Types
  • By Industry
  • Unit 4 Summary
  • Unit 5: The Bigger Picture
  • Market Structures
  • Business Sector
  • Unit 5 Summary
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    The Firm

    This lesson investigates the nature of firms, especially those in the U.S. economy, including what they are, what they do, and how they operate. Paying careful attention to this lesson is no guaranteed that Duncan will end up with a multi-billion dollar "dot-com" business, but it won't hurt.

    • The first unit of this lesson, Organizing Production, gets us started with an overview of what firms are and their primary function in the economy -- which is production.
    • In the second unit, Objectives, we take a closer look at what motivates firms, especially the pursuit of profit.
    • The third unit, Legal Types, examines the most common legal forms of business firms, including proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.
    • The fourth unit, U.S. Firms, investigates firms in the United States by the numbers -- including how many, what they are, what they produce.
    • The fifth and final unit, The Bigger Picture, then closes this lesson by discussing the role firms play in the grand economic scheme of things.

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    TOTAL REVENUE CURVE, MONOPOLISTIC COMPETITION

    A curve that graphically represents the relation between the total revenue received by a monopolistically competitive firm for selling its output and the quantity of output sold. It is combined with the total cost curve to determine economic profit and the profit maximizing level of production. The slope of the total revenue curve is marginal revenue.

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    Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time strolling through a department store hoping to buy either a coffee table shaped like the state of Florida or storage boxes for your summer clothes. Be on the lookout for telephone calls from former employers.
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    The Dow Jones family of stock market price indexes began with a simple average of 11 stock prices in 1884.
    "It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly. "

    -- Isaac Asimov

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