The Stock Market

The Stock Market

by Rik Hafer, Scott E. Hein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313338248

ISBN-13: 9780313338243

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The stock market—the virtual place where corporations raise capital—has come to symbolize business more profoundly than any other entity or institution. This book provides a glimpse into the history, development, regulation, and increasing importance that the stock market plays in business and economic growth, as well as the investment strategies of

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The stock market—the virtual place where corporations raise capital—has come to symbolize business more profoundly than any other entity or institution. This book provides a glimpse into the history, development, regulation, and increasing importance that the stock market plays in business and economic growth, as well as the investment strategies of individuals—in the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and emerging markets in the developing world that are rapidly integrating into the global economy.

To explore the roles and workings of the stock market, the authors trace its evolution from its origins on Wall Street in the 1700s to the present, and examine the varied ways in which it is used to generate economic value. From initial public offerings (IPOs) to hedge funds to American Depository Receipts (ADRs) to options and more, the authors go beyond basic stocks and bonds to highlight the development and current applications of a wide variety of financial instruments that are used to raise capital. Featuring examples, graphics, illustrations, glossary, index, and references and on-line resources, this volume offers an accessible and engaging introduction to the world of investment and corporate finance, while illuminating one of the icons of capitalism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313338243
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Greenwood Guides to Business and Economics Series
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

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