How the Stock Market Works: A Beginner's Guide to Investment

How the Stock Market Works: A Beginner's Guide to Investment

by Michael Becket
     
 

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So just how does the investment industry really work?

Now more than ever, people are being affected by the fluctuations in the global economy and by financial uncertainty - with major impacts on their savings, portfolios and pensions. It takes not just savvy but real information to maintain financial security and saveguard one's future. Consequently, it is now

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So just how does the investment industry really work?

Now more than ever, people are being affected by the fluctuations in the global economy and by financial uncertainty - with major impacts on their savings, portfolios and pensions. It takes not just savvy but real information to maintain financial security and saveguard one's future. Consequently, it is now more important than ever to understand how the markets work and what choices are available.

Fully updated for this sixth edition, How the Stock Market Works tells investors what is being traded and how, who does what with whom, and how to evaluate a particular share or bond in light of rival claims from critics and admirers. From the practical consequences of being a shareholder to a basic coverage of the taxation regime, this book provides a wealth of information on individual product types as well as the key players themselves.

It may not take a genius to make a fortune, but anyone considering investing in the stock market will need care, common sense, lots of luck - and the expect advice of How the Stock Market Works.

Editorial Reviews

History And Other Thoughts - Giorgia Guazzarotti
"[A] very informative read. If you are interested in starting to invest in the stock market, and ready to master some financial language, you will find this book very useful."
Midwest Book Review
"[A] fine pick for business and personal finance collections."
Industry
"This book cuts through the institutions' mystique with basic information for the amateur... covers all the important issues and takes a sceptical swipe at the pretentious jargon employed by the so-called experts"
From the Publisher

"[A] fine pick for business and personal finance collections." --Midwest Book Review

"This book cuts through the institutions' mystique with basic information for the amateur... covers all the important issues and takes a sceptical swipe at the pretentious jargon employed by the so-called experts." --Industry

"Updated fourth edition provides information on how the investment industry works and how to invest successfully." --Journal of Economic Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749472382
Publisher:
Kogan Page, Ltd
Publication date:
09/28/2014
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
516,204
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
...[A] fine pick for business and personal finance collections." —Midwest Book Review

"This book cuts through the institutions' mystique with basic information for the amateur... covers all the important issues and takes a sceptical swipe at the pretentious jargon employed by the so-called experts." —Industry

Meet the Author

Michael Becket is a much-respected financial journalist and was The Daily Telegraph's small business editor for over 10 years. He is the author of a number of successful books, including The Daily Telegraph's An A to Z of Finance, published by Kogan Page.

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