Visual Guide to Financial Markets

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A highly visual look at major investment opportunities from the minds at Bloomberg

The essential guide for anyone trying to get a handle on the fundamentals of investing, the Bloomberg Visual Guide to Financial Markets distills 30 years of Bloomberg expertise into one straightforward, easy-to-read volume. The book teaches readers about three basic investment options—governments, companies, and real assets, including gold and other commodities—and offers valuable insights into ...

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Overview

A highly visual look at major investment opportunities from the minds at Bloomberg

The essential guide for anyone trying to get a handle on the fundamentals of investing, the Bloomberg Visual Guide to Financial Markets distills 30 years of Bloomberg expertise into one straightforward, easy-to-read volume. The book teaches readers about three basic investment options—governments, companies, and real assets, including gold and other commodities—and offers valuable insights into money-market securities, bonds, stocks, derivatives, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and alternatives.

Designed to help financial professionals, students of finance, and individual investors understand the markets in which they're investing, the book begins with simple investments before moving on to more complex choices.

  • Explains bonds, stocks, derivatives, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and alternatives such as hedge funds
  • Explores the three Rs of returns, risks, and relative value that are associated with each type of investment
  • Provides a highly visual presentation with an emphasis on graphics and professional applications

The Bloomberg Visual Guide to Financial Markets gives the reader a clear picture of what underlies market structure, instruments, and dynamics and how to capitalize on these elements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118204238
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/24/2012
  • Series: Bloomberg Financial Series , #139
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 826,735
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Wilson has covered financial markets since the 1980s. He has served as a managing editor, bureau chief, columnist, radio host, and stock market reporter at Bloomberg News, and has taught business and financial journalism courses that he created to staff members worldwide. He currently writes the "Chart of the Day" column for Bloomberg and reports on stocks hourly for Bloomberg Radio.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Direct InvestingChapter 1: Overview

Chapter 1: Overview

Quotations

Three Rs

Chapter 2: Government

Currencies

Quotations

Three Rs

Bills

Quotations

Three Rs

Notes & Bonds

Quotations

Three Rs

Chapter 3: Companies

Money Markets

Quotations

Three Rs

Notes & Bonds

Quotations

Three Rs

Stock

Quotations

Three Rs

Chapter 4: Hard Assets

Gold

Quotations

Three Rs

Commodities

Quotations

Three Rs

Real Estate

Quotations

Three Rs

Chapter 5: Indexes

Currency

Debt

Equity

Hard Assets

Chapter 6: Government Revisited

Municipal Bonds

Quotations

Three Rs

Mortgage-Backed Securities

Quotations

Three Rs

Chapter 7: Companies Revisited

Preferred Stock

Quotations

Three Rs

Convertible Securities

Quotations

Three Rs

Bank Loans

Quotations

Three Rs

Chapter 8: Hard Assets Revisited

Master Limited Partnerships

Quotations

Three Rs

Real Estate Investment Trusts

Quotations

Three Rs

Part II: Indirect Investing Chapter 9: Overview

Chapter 9: Overview

Quotations

Three Rs

Chapter 10: Derivatives

Futures & Forwards

Quotations

Three Rs

Options & Warrants

Quotations

Three Rs

Swaps

Interest-Rate Swaps

Quotations

Three Rs

Credit Default Swaps

Quotations

Three Rs

Chapter 11: Mutual Funds and ETFs

Quotations

Three Rs

Alternative Funds

Quotations

Three Rs

Chapter 12: Indexes Revisited

Futures

Options

Swaps

Funds

Appendix A

Bloomberg Functionality Cheat Sheet

About the Author

Index

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