African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4050

Article in Press

Mathematical literacy and Nigerian Stock Exchange: A study of financial information for Blue-chip stocks’ business decision analysis

HASHIM SABO BELLO1 and MUTARI HARUNA DUNARI2

  •  Received: 08 June 2016
  •  Accepted: 21 March 2017
In academic study, as in other walks of life, figures can give you a lot of detailed information quickly and efficiently, the time you invest in learning how to read tables and diagrams will save you a lot in your future decision making. You will become informed much more precisely and much more rapidly once you can take advantages of these figures, following this premise, the study aims to find out how figures are being used to analyses the hypotheses put forward by stock brokers to peg prices of shares, and as well identify and interpret what they are being used for in the Nigerian stock Exchange. Well, the paper examines stock numeracy experience and its implications for business decision analysis, whereat the study believes that the mathematical literacy will stimulate the intelligent investors to assess the profitability, survivability, growth, stability, dividend (if any), likely problems, risks and other factors which may affect his/her investment in a particular company.

Keywords: Mathematical literacy, Blue-chip stocks, Decision analysis, Information, Investment.