Keys to Investing in Common Stocks

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Written mainly for average consumers outside the business world, Barron's Business Keys take the mystery out of business practices and terminology and make doing business understandable to everyone. Updated to reflect current market trends, this book defines common stocks and mutual funds, describes stock markets, and explains market-related terms and practices, including price-earnings ratios, dividend reinvestment plans, financial leverage, market timing, and much more. ...
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Overview


Written mainly for average consumers outside the business world, Barron's Business Keys take the mystery out of business practices and terminology and make doing business understandable to everyone. Updated to reflect current market trends, this book defines common stocks and mutual funds, describes stock markets, and explains market-related terms and practices, including price-earnings ratios, dividend reinvestment plans, financial leverage, market timing, and much more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764124471
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/15/2004
  • Series: Barron's Business Keys
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

1. What Is Common Stock? 1
2. Stock Exchanges 4
3. Growth Versus Value 7
4. Over-the-Counter Market 10
5. Inflation 15
6. Blue Chips and Other Types of Stock 18
7. Stock Market Averages and Indexes 21
8. Mutual Funds 25
9. Buying Stocks 32
10. Stock Tables 35
11. Fundamental Analysis 39
12. Earnings Per Share 42
13. Price-Earnings Ratios 45
14. Income Statement 47
15. Cash Flows 50
16. Balance Sheet 52
17. Financial Fraud 55
18. Financial Ratios 59
19. Ratio Analysis: The Enron Case 62
20. Dividends 66
21. Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs) 69
22. Technical Analysis 73
23. Investment Newsletters and Advisers 77
24. Other Sources of Information 79
25. Market Timing 82
26. Market Efficiency 86
27. Mergers and Acquisitions 88
28. Financial Leverage 90
29. Investment Banking 93
30. Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) 96
31. Arbitrage 99
32. Margin Trading 101
33. Short Sales 104
34. Diamonds, Spiders, and iShares 106
35. On-Line Investing 109
36. Index Funds 112
37. Financial Web Sites 115
38. Small-Cap Stocks 120
39. Microcap Stocks 123
40. Insider Trading 127
41. Foreign Securities 130
42. Convertible Securities 132
43. Stock Options 135
44. Financial Futures 139
45. Risk and Diversification 142
46. Dollar Cost Averaging 144
47. 401(K) Retirement Plans 146
48. Investment Clubs 149
49. Investment Scams 151
50. The Internet Craze 153
51. Investment Strategies 157
52. Retirement Planning 159
53. Asset Allocation 162
54. The Securities and Exchange Commission 166
55. Federal Reserve Board 170
Questions and Answers 173
Glossary 180
Index 185
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