Forbes Guide to the Markets: Becoming a Savvy Investor / Edition 2

Forbes Guide to the Markets: Becoming a Savvy Investor / Edition 2

by Marc M. Groz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470463384

ISBN-13: 2900470463382

Pub. Date: 09/28/2009

Publisher: Wiley

An essential resource for the new or seasoned investor from Forbes(r), the most trusted name in the business.

This accessible book is a practical guide to the financial markets. Designed to help both the new and experienced investor gain sufficient understanding and knowledge to invest wisely and confidently, it covers all the elements necessary to become

Overview

An essential resource for the new or seasoned investor from Forbes(r), the most trusted name in the business.

This accessible book is a practical guide to the financial markets. Designed to help both the new and experienced investor gain sufficient understanding and knowledge to invest wisely and confidently, it covers all the elements necessary to become financially "street smart," from products, players, and procedures to rules, regulators, and risk/reward trade-offs. Filled with solid investment principles. Forbes(r) Guide to the Markets covers such critical topics as: Buying and Selling Stocks
*Mutual Funds
*Bonds
*Futures and Options
*Investing With or Without a Broker
*Fundamental, Technical, and Quantitative Analysis
*Calculating Returns
*Diversification
*Past and Future Trends.

Highlighting key terms and containing a complete glossary, this authoritative resource is an essential tool for anyone aspiring to become a savvy investor.

Today's top business publication. Forbes(r) magazine is aimed at investors, business executives, and managers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900470463382
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312

Table of Contents

ESTABLISHING A FRAME OF REFERENCE.
From "Dumb" Barter to Intelligent Agents.
Point-Counterpoint.
Confronting Information Overload.
STOCKS AND EQUITY MARKETS.
Varieties of Stocks.
Stock Markets.
Three Views of the Numbers.
Where to Find Information of Stocks and Financial Markets.
How to Buy and Sell Stock.
MUTUAL FUNDS AND INVESTMENT COMPANIES.
A History and Overview of the Mutual Fund Business.
Advantages of Mutual Funds.
Disadvantages.
Sources of Information on Mutual Funds.
Related Instruments.
BONDS AND OTHER FIXED-INCOME SECURITIES.
Seven Characteristics of Bonds.
How the Other $12 Trillion Is Invested.
OPTIONS, FUTURES, AND OTHER DERIVATIVES: ENGINES OF FINANCIAL INNOVATION.
Options.
Futures.
Other Derivatives.
SUMMING UP RISK AND RETURN.
How Well Are My Investments Doing?
Coming to Grips with the Many Dimensions of Risk.
A Crescendo of Change.
Glossary.
Index.

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