Reading the Financial Pages For Dummies

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The British financial pages are a minefield of jargon and impenetrable terminology - they are also your key to having a true understanding of how the financial markets work, and taking full control of your investments. This plain-English guide to the financial pages demystifies the tables, charts and analysis, so you can keep on top of the latest developments in the City and ...

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Overview

The British financial pages are a minefield of jargon and impenetrable terminology - they are also your key to having a true understanding of how the financial markets work, and taking full control of your investments. This plain-English guide to the financial pages demystifies the tables, charts and analysis, so you can keep on top of the latest developments in the City and have confidence that you are maximising your investment returns.

Reading the Financial Pages For Dummies includes:

The Financial Pages

  • What the Financial Pages Are
  • How the Financial Pages Work
  • How the Financial Pages Relate to the Stock Market
  • How You Can Use the Pages to Work for You

Using the Financial Pages to Make Basic Investments

  • Investing in Shares
  • Investing in Bonds
  • Investing in Cash Investments

Delving Deeper Into the Financial Pages

  • Sharpening Your Understanding
  • Watching Out For the Pitfalls
  • Using Charts To Monitor The Market’s Psychology

Using the Pages for More Advanced Investments

  • Going International
  • Delving into Derivatives
  • Making Money from Commodities
  • Investing in Trusts and Funds
  • Discovering More Ways to Use Managed Funds

Other Places to Go for Financial Information

  • Using the Alternatives
  • Company Accounts

Part of Tens

  • Ten Things to Know About a Share
  • Ten Ways to Get Your Asset Allocation Right
  • Ten Warning Signs that a Company Might be on the Ropes
  • Ten Red-Hot Clues to an Opportunity
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470714324
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Wilson is a widely-respected investment journalist and author with more than 25 years' experience in the field of personal finance and professional financial services. He has written widely on numerous business and investment topics and has worked for professional clients including Nasdaq Europe and Goldman Sachs.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: The Financial Pages.

Chapter 1: Introducing the Financial Pages.

Chapter 2: Looking at How the Financial Pages Work.

Chapter 3: Relating the Financial Pages to the Stock Market.

Chapter 4: Using the Pages to Your Advantage.

Part II: Using The Financial Pages to Make Basic Investments.

Chapter 5: Investing in Shares.

Chapter 6: Investing in Bonds.

Chapter 7: Investing in Cash Investments.

Part III: Delving Deeper into the Financial Pages.

Chapter 8: Sharpening Your Understanding.

Chapter 9: Watching Out for the Pitfalls.

Chapter 10: Monitoring the Market’s Psychology Using Charts.

Part IV: Using the Pages for More Advanced Investments.

Chapter 11: Going International.

Chapter 12: Delving into Derivatives.

Chapter 13: Making Money from Commodities.

Chapter 14: Investing in Funds and Trusts.

Chapter 15: Discovering Hedge Funds, Bonds, and ETFs.

Part V: Other Places to Go for Financial Information.

Chapter 16: Using the Alternatives.

Chapter 17: Understanding Company Accounts.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten Things to Know About a Share.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Make Your Asset Allocation Fit.

Chapter 20: Ten Warning Signs that a Company May Be on the Ropes.

Chapter 21: Ten Red-Hot Clues to an Opportunity.

Appendix: Glossary.

Index.

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