Forbes Guide to the Markets: Becoming a Savvy Investor / Edition 2by Marc M. Groz
Pub. Date: 09/28/2009
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
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
*Futures and Options
*Investing With or Without a Broker
*Fundamental, Technical, and Quantitative Analysis
*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.
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Table of ContentsESTABLISHING A FRAME OF REFERENCE.
From "Dumb" Barter to Intelligent Agents.
Confronting Information Overload.
STOCKS AND EQUITY MARKETS.
Varieties of Stocks.
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.
Sources of Information on Mutual Funds.
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.
SUMMING UP RISK AND RETURN.
How Well Are My Investments Doing?
Coming to Grips with the Many Dimensions of Risk.
A Crescendo of Change.
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