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How Stocks Work

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How Stocks Work introduces you to both the basics and the finer points of stocks, the most widely held -- and misunderstood -- tool for today's individual investor. Written in the jargon-free, easily-referenced Q&A format of its bestselling companion book, How Wall Street Works, this accessible and commonsense reference provides answers to hundreds of commonly asked questions, everything from what each share of stock represents to how to evaluate the risks versus rewards of investing in a particular stock. ...
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Overview

How Stocks Work introduces you to both the basics and the finer points of stocks, the most widely held -- and misunderstood -- tool for today's individual investor. Written in the jargon-free, easily-referenced Q&A format of its bestselling companion book, How Wall Street Works, this accessible and commonsense reference provides answers to hundreds of commonly asked questions, everything from what each share of stock represents to how to evaluate the risks versus rewards of investing in a particular stock. You work hard to earn your money -- now it's time to put your money to work for you. How Stocks Work will dramatically increase your understanding of what stocks are and show you how to make them the cornerstone of a successful, long-term investment program.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071363891
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 0.72 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 5.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 What Stocks Represent 1
Ch. 2 Financial Statements and Stock Values 29
Ch. 3 How Stock Is Issued 55
Ch. 4 How Markets Are Made in Stocks 77
Ch. 5 Choosing a Broker for Your Stock Investments 101
Ch. 6 Fundamental Analysis for Valuing Stocks 123
Ch. 7 Technical Analysis for Evaluating Stocks 151
Ch. 8 Mutual Funds as Managed Baskets of Stocks 177
Ch. 9 Investing in Foreign Stocks 205
Ch. 10 Tax Implications of Stock Investments 229
Ch. 11 The Risks of Stock Ownership 251
Ch. 12 Sources of Stock Information 275
Index 299
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