- How to Read the Financial Pages
Author - Michael Brett
430 pages (6 March, 2003)
Random House Business Books
About How to Read the Financial Pages
how to understand the jargon of the financial world: a simple
guide to the way money works
Stripping away the mystique from the world of investment and
finance, How to Read the Financial Pages is a layman's guide
to reading and understanding the financial press and the markets
and events it covers. Assuming no financial knowledge, Michael
Brett provides a valuable explanation of the workings of the
financial world - from money markets to commodity markets,
investment ratios to takeover bids. With an extensive glossary
of financial terms, this book will help you through the financial
columns to a better understanding of the language of markets
and money. For ten years How to Read the Financial Pages has
been an outstanding first-choice buy for everyone who wants
a thorough - but friendly - grounding in finance and investment.
What are stock markets, currency markets, commodities markets?
How do they operate? What are derivatives? Could they cause
the financial system to crash? What is meant by insider dealing?
Why is it illegal? Who are the main players in the world of
money? What do stock brokers, market makers, merchant bankers
and underwriters actually do? How has the Internet affected
private investors? What are the new opportunities?
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