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How Markets Really Work by Larry Connors

Title How Markets Really Work
Author Larry Connors
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2012-02-06
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781118239452
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For years, traders and investors have been using unproven assumptions about popular patterns such as breakouts, momentum, new highs, new lows, market breadth, put/call ratios and more without knowing if there is a statistical edge. Common wisdom holds that the stock markets are ever changing. But, as it turns out, common wisdom can be wrong. Offering a comprehensive look back at the way the markets have acted over the last two decades, How Markets Really Work: A Quantitative Guide to Stock Market Behavior, Second Edition shows that nothing has changed, that the markets behave the same way today as they have in years past, and that understanding this puts you in a prime position to profit. Written by two top financial experts and filled with charts and graphs that illustrate the market concepts they develop, the book takes a sometimes contrarian view of everything from market edges to historical volatility, and from volume to put/call ratio, giving you all that you need to truly understand how the markets function. Fully revised and updated, How Markets Really Work, Second Edition takes a level-headed, data-driven look at the markets to show how they function and how you can apply that information intelligently when making investment decisions.

Title How the Markets Really Work
Author Joel Kurtzman
Publisher Crown Pub
Release Date 2002
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 156
ISBN UCSC:32106011340111
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fascinating look inside the stock market explains how such markets operate and discusses such topics as why volatility has increased, how markets package and resell debt, how they create wealth, how they function without any central control, the role of financial institutions, and more. 30,000 first printing.

Market Sense And Nonsense by Jack D. Schwager

Title Market Sense and Nonsense
Author Jack D. Schwager
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2012-10-19
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781118523162
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bestselling author, Jack Schwager, challenges the assumptionsat the core of investment theory and practice and exposes commoninvestor mistakes, missteps, myths, and misreads When it comes to investment models and theories of how marketswork, convenience usually trumps reality. The simple fact is thatmany revered investment theories and market models are flatlywrong—that is, if we insist that they work in the real world.Unfounded assumptions, erroneous theories, unrealistic models,cognitive biases, emotional foibles, and unsubstantiated beliefsall combine to lead investors astray—professionals as well asnovices. In this engaging new book, Jack Schwager, bestsellingauthor of Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards,takes aim at the most perniciously pervasive academic precepts,money management canards, market myths and investor errors. Like somany ducks in a shooting gallery, Schwager picks them off, one at atime, revealing the truth about many of the fallacious assumptions,theories, and beliefs at the core of investment theory andpractice. A compilation of the most insidious, fundamental investmenterrors the author has observed over his long and distinguishedcareer in the markets Brings to light the fallacies underlying many widely heldacademic precepts, professional money management methodologies, andinvestment behaviors A sobering dose of real-world insight for investmentprofessionals and a highly readable source of information andguidance for general readers interested in investment, trading, andfinance Spans both traditional and alternative investment classes,covering both basic and advanced topics As in his best-selling Market Wizard series, Schwagermanages the trick of covering material that is pertinent toprofessionals, yet writing in a style that is clear and accessibleto the layman

Economics Made Simple by Madsen Pirie

Title Economics Made Simple
Author Madsen Pirie
Publisher Harriman House Limited
Release Date 2012
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9780857191427
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How do the banks work? Why do prices rise or fall? Is competition wasteful? Questions such as these arise whenever people seek to understand and discuss the economy. This book explains these and other questions through narrative and lucid explanation rooted in everyday experience and commonsense intuitions.

Title How the Global Financial Markets Really Work
Author Alexander Davidson
Publisher Kogan Page Limited
Release Date 2009
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 294
ISBN 0749453931
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With EU legislation, the increasing reach of the US economy, greater flexibility of financial instruments, and M&A activity across borders, financial markets are becoming ever more international. Overshadowing them all is the spectre of the credit crunch - a global tsunami that stemmed originally from the subprime mortgage crisis in the US but quickly became a global issue, hitting both international money markets and high street lending.How the Global Financial Markets Really Work brings clarity and sense to an often complex international environment, showing how circumstances in one country can have a dramatic effect on the financial environment in many others. The book examines financial markets as they are today - global and, for better or worse, interlinked and inter-dependent. It covers the markets of the US and Europe, as well as other key financial centres around the world, such as Hong Kong and Sydney, but will also offer insight to the unique issues facing emerging markets, including Eastern Europe, China, India and the United Arab Emirates.

How Markets Work by Robert E. Prasch

Title How Markets Work
Author Robert E. Prasch
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date 2008-01-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 173
ISBN 9781848443976
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How Markets Work presents a new and refreshing introduction to elementary economics. The venerable theory of supply and demand is reconstituted upon plausible and defensible assumptions concerning human nature, the law, and the facts of everyday life in short the Real World . The message is that markets differ in ways that matter. Starting with a brief survey of property and contract law, the lectures develop several ideal types of markets such as credit, assets, and labor while illuminating the similarities and differences among them. Care has been taken to ensure that the reformulations presented are accessible to students and compatible with a variety of non-mainstream traditions in economic thought. Topics covered include the theory of markets, labor markets, market processes when influenced by the availability of information, and social, ethical and political considerations. Also discussed are commodity, credit and asset markets, contracts, dynamics of labor markets, and the economics of discrimination. This book is intended as an essential supplemental text for undergraduate economics students, particularly in heterodox programs, as well as for those in companion liberal arts and sociology fields looking for an accessible introduction to essential economic theory.

Title Life in the Financial Markets
Author Daniel Lacalle
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2015-01-12
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9781118914878
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An accessible and thorough review of the international financial markets Life in the Financial Markets—How They Really Work And Why They Matter To You offers the financial services professional, and anyone interested in knowing more about the profession, an entertaining and comprehensive analysis of the financial markets and the financial services industry. Written by Daniel Lacalle—a noted portfolio manager with EcoFin and well-known media personality—the book goes beyond a simple summary and offers solid advice on the future of the global financial markets. This great resource also includes a review of effective strategies and forecasts the trends that represent potential opportunities for investors. The book reviews the recent history of the financial crisis and includes information on hot topics such as derivatives and high frequency trading. An in-depth section on investment banking is written from the perspective of a successful practitioner and provides clarity on several complex and overly politicized elements of the banking system. The author gives an expert's perspective on the debt markets, monetary policies, and quantitative easing, and helps explain the various issues surrounding sovereign debt, the Euro crisis, and austerity versus growth policies. Comprehensive in scope, this resource also offers an analysis of investment styles, from hedge funds to "long only" investments, as well as an in-depth look at corporate communication and its impact on markets and investments. Offers an engaging and comprehensive analysis of the financial services industry Includes information on the workings of the global financial system following the economic crisis Contains a review of complex banking systems Analyzes the various investment styles and answers the most common questions pertaining to investing

Outsmarting The Smart Money by Lawrence A. Cunningham

Title Outsmarting the Smart Money
Author Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date 2002
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 271
ISBN 0071386998
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How to invest using straightforward common sense instead of misleading"hot tips" While market pundits argue the rational market theory, one theory gets almost universal consensus­­that of the irrational investor. Outsmarting the Smart Money outlines where most investors go wrong and explains how to instead approach the markets with intelligence and calm. Filled with hard-hitting insights and useful lessons, it shows how to use market-proven techniques and strategies to overcome biases, myths, and mistakes­­and beat the pros at their own game. Cunningham presents flexible security analysis guidelines for investors who want to guide their own portfolios, but don't want to devote all of their free time to the effort including: How to overcome personal biases, misleading information, and market inefficiencies Methods to avoid being cheated by money managers, and identify "spin" reporting

Title The Secret Club That Runs the World
Author Kate Kelly
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2014-06-03
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780698151673
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Commodity players are a shrewd and indomitable lot. And the contracts they trade are still so loosely regulated that the correct combination of money and skill creates irresistible opportunity. That’s why I’m only half joking when I call them the secret club that runs the world.” When most people think of the drama of global finance, they think of stocks and bonds, venture capital, high-tech IPOs, and complex mortgagebacked securities. But commodities? Crude oil and soybeans? Copper and wheat? What could be more boring? That’s exactly what the elite commodity traders want you to think. They don’t seek the media spotlight. They don’t want to be as famous as Warren Buffett or Bill Gross. Their astonishing wealth was created in near-total obscurity, because they dwelled either in closely held private companies or deep within large banks and corporations, where commodity profits and losses weren’t broken out. But if the individual participants in the great commodities boom of the 2000s went unnoticed, their impact did not. Over several years the size of the market exploded, and so did prices for raw materials—raising serious questions about whether the big traders were intentionally jacking up the cost of gasoline, food, and other essentials bought by ordinary people around the world. What was really driving all those price spikes? Now Kate Kelly, the bestselling author of Street Fighters, takes us inside this secretive inner circle that controls so many things we all depend on. She gets closer than any previous reporter to understanding these whip-smart, aggressive, and often egomaniacal men (yes, they are nearly all men). They work hard, play hard, flaunt their wealth, and bet millions every day on a blend of facts, analysis, and pure gut instinct. Kelly’s narrative focuses on one of the most extraordinary periods in financial history. Though the practice of gaming out price changes in commodities goes back to ancient Mesopotamia, it had never before reached the extremes of the early to mid-2000s. Kelly exposes the role of the hedge funds, banks, brokers, and regulators in this volatile market, through fascinating stories of “secret club” members such as . . . Pierre Andurand, a self-made multimillionaire who generated the winningest annual performance ever for an oil trader in 2008 and hired Elton John to perform at his wedding. Ivan Glasenberg, whose secretive Swiss commodities giant, Glencore, founded by the infamous American fugitive Marc Rich, orchestrated a massive merger with the help of former UK prime minister Tony Blair. Jon Ruggles, a brash know-it-all—recruited by Delta Air Lines to revitalize the airline’s fuel hedging business, he continued to make trades in his personal account, a questionable practice given his position. Drawing on her exclusive access to the secret club, and following the trail from New York to Houston, London, Dubai, and beyond, Kelly reveals the immense power in the hands of a few, and the so-far contentious efforts by the Obama administration to rein in the cowboys.

Title The Little Book of Stock Market Profits
Author Mitch Zacks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-10-19
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781118192412
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A timely guide to making the best investment strategies evenbetter A wide variety of strategies have been identified over theyears, which purportedly outperform the stock market. Some of theseinclude buying undervalued stocks while others rely on technicalanalysis techniques. It's fair to say no one method is fool proofand most go through both up and down periods. The challenge for aninvestor is picking the right method at the right time. TheLittle Book of Stock Market Profits shows you how to achievethis elusive goal and make the most of your time in today'smarkets. Written by Mitch Zacks, Senior Portfolio Manager of ZacksInvestment Management, this latest title in the Little Book seriesreveals stock market strategies that really work and then shows youhow they can be made even better. It skillfully highlightsearnings-based investing strategies, the hallmark of the Zacksprocess, but it also identifies strategies based on valuations,seasonal patterns and price momentum. Specifically, the book: Identifies stock market investment strategies that work, thosethat don't, and what it takes for an individual investor to trulysucceed in today's dynamic market Discusses how the performance of each strategy examined can beimproved by combining into them into a multifactor approach Gives investors a clear path to integrating the best investmentstrategies of all time into their own personal portfolio Investing can be difficult, but with the right strategies youcan improve your overall performance. The Little book of StockMarket Profits will show you how.

Traders At Work by Tim Bourquin

Title Traders at Work
Author Tim Bourquin
Publisher Apress
Release Date 2013-08-23
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 220
ISBN 9781430244448
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shortly after most novice traders discover how trading works and begin to realize that they have the potential to make unlimited amounts of money in the financial markets, they start dreaming the near-impossible dream. They fantasize about buying that condo in Boca Raton for their parents or surprising their son with a brand-new car on his 16th birthday. They even begin to imagine themselves opening their own trading firm or milling about the pit of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, lobbying against other professional traders for the perfect entry into a once-in-a-lifetime trade. But then ... they watch the markets lurch in wildly unpredictable ways, lose their shirts in a few live trades, and then freeze in their tracks, wondering if they will ever be able to consistently trade in a manner that can even loosely be defined as “profitable.” To be sure, becoming a full-time, professional trader, working at a proprietary trading firm, or managing the trading activity of a hedge fund may sound like the perfect career, but it’s all too easy for beginner traders to overestimate their trading abilities, underestimate the movements of the markets, and find themselves in a financial hole of epic proportions after a few bad trades. So what does it really take to make a living in the markets? Tim Bourquin, co-founder of Traders Expo and the Forex Trading Expo and founder of TraderInterviews.com, and freelance writer and editor Nick Mango set out to answer that exact question in Traders at Work, a unique collection of over 20 interviews with some of the world’s most successful professional traders, from at-home hobbyists who have opened their own firms to those working at hedge funds, on proprietary trading desks, and in exchange pits. What mistakes did Anne-Marie Baiynd make early in her career? What does Michael Toma wish he had known about trading? What trading strategies work best for Linda Raschke? How does John Carter remain cool, calm, and collected when the markets are sending mixed signals? And how did Todd Gordon make the transition from part-time to full-time trader? Bourquin and Mango ask all of these questions and more in Traders at Work and in doing so reveal insider insights on what it takes to be a successful trader from those who are living that dream. Fascinating, compelling, and filled with never-before-told stories from the front lines of the trading arena, Traders at Work is required reading for anyone who has ever asked themselves if they have what it takes to trade for a living.

Title How the Global Financial Markets Really Work
Author Alexander Davidson
Publisher Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date 2009-07-03
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780749458218
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

With EU legislation, the increasing reach of the US economy, greater flexibility of financial instruments, and M&A activity across borders, financial markets are becoming ever more international. Overshadowing them all is the spectre of the credit crunch - a global tsunami that stemmed originally from the subprime mortgage crisis in the US but quickly became a global issue, hitting both international money markets and high street lending. How the Global Financial Markets Really Work brings clarity and sense to an often complex international environment, showing how circumstances in one country can have a dramatic effect on the financial environment in many others. The book examines financial markets as they are today - global and, for better or worse, interlinked and inter-dependent. It covers the markets of the US and Europe, as well as other key financial centres around the world, such as Hong Kong and Sydney, but will also offer insight to the unique issues facing emerging markets, including Eastern Europe, China, India and the United Arab Emirates.

Playing To Win by Alan G. Lafley

Title Playing to Win
Author Alan G. Lafley
Publisher Harvard Business Press
Release Date 2013
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 260
ISBN 9781422187395
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explains how companies must pinpoint business strategies to a few critically important choices, identifying common blunders while outlining simple exercises and questions that can guide day-to-day and long-term decisions.

How Markets Fail by Cassidy John

Title How Markets Fail
Author Cassidy John
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2013-01-31
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780141939421
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How did we get to where we are? John Cassidy shows that the roots of our most recent financial failure lie not with individuals, but with an idea - the idea that markets are inherently rational. He gives us the big picture behind the financial headlines, tracing the rise and fall of free market ideology from Adam Smith to Milton Friedman and Alan Greenspan. Full of wit, sense and, above all, a deeper understanding, How Markets Fail argues for the end of 'utopian' economics, and the beginning of a pragmatic, reality-based way of thinking. A very good history of economic thought Economist How Markets Fail offers a brilliant intellectual framework . . . fine work New York Times An essential, grittily intellectual, yet compelling guide to the financial debacle of 2009 Geordie Greig, Evening Standard A powerful argument . . . Cassidy makes a compelling case that a return to hands-off economics would be a disaster BusinessWeek This book is a well constructed, thoughtful and cogent account of how capitalism evolved to its current form Telegraph Books of the Year recommendation John Cassidy ... describe[s] that mix of insight and madness that brought the world's system to its knees FT, Book of the Year recommendation Anyone who enjoys a good read can safely embark on this tour with Cassidy as their guide . . . Like his colleague Malcolm Gladwell [at the New Yorker], Cassidy is able to lead us with beguiling lucidity through unfamiliar territory New Statesman John Cassidy has covered economics and finance at The New Yorker magazine since 1995, writing on topics ranging from Alan Greenspan to the Iraqi oil industry and English journalism. He is also now a Contributing Editor at Portfolio where he writes the monthly Economics column. Two of his articles have been nominated for National Magazine Awards: an essay on Karl Marx, which appeared in October, 1997, and an account of the death of the British weapons scientist David Kelly, which was published in December, 2003. He has previously written for Sunday Times in as well as the New York Post, where he edited the Business section and then served as the deputy editor. In 2002, Cassidy published his first book, Dot.Con. He lives in New York.

Adaptive Markets by Andrew W. Lo

Title Adaptive Markets
Author Andrew W. Lo
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2019-05-14
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 504
ISBN 9780691196800
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A new, evolutionary explanation of markets and investor behavior Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can’t agree on whether investors and markets are rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe. The debate is one of the biggest in economics, and the value or futility of investment management and financial regulation hangs on the answer. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Lo transforms the debate with a powerful new framework in which rationality and irrationality coexist—the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis. Drawing on psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other fields, Adaptive Markets shows that the theory of market efficiency is incomplete. When markets are unstable, investors react instinctively, creating inefficiencies for others to exploit. Lo’s new paradigm explains how financial evolution shapes behavior and markets at the speed of thought—a fact revealed by swings between stability and crisis, profit and loss, and innovation and regulation. An ambitious new answer to fundamental questions about economics and investing, Adaptive Markets is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how markets really work.

The Mis Behaviour Of Markets by Benoit B. Mandelbrot

Title The Mis Behaviour of Markets
Author Benoit B. Mandelbrot
Publisher Profile Books
Release Date 2010-10-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781847651556
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This international bestseller, which foreshadowed a market crash, explains why it could happen again if we don't act now. Fractal geometry is the mathematics of roughness: how to reduce the outline of a jagged leaf or static in a computer connection to a few simple mathematical properties. With his fractal tools, Mandelbrot has got to the bottom of how financial markets really work. He finds they have a shifting sense of time and wild behaviour that makes them volatile, dangerous - and beautiful. In his models, the complex gyrations of the FTSE 100 and exchange rates can be reduced to straightforward formulae that yield a much more accurate description of the risks involved.

Title How the Trading Floor Really Works
Author Terri Duhon
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2012-08-23
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781119966029
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A detailed look at what really happens in the front office of an investment bank and why Trading floors have always fascinated people, but few understand the role they play in the world of finance today. Though markets rise and fall every day, the drivers of those are rarely explored. Those who understand the dynamics of trading floors will better understand the dynamics of global financial markets. This book reveals the key players on the floor, their roles and responsibilities, how they serve their clients, and how it all impacts the markets. It also explains important terminology, explains the world of trading both cash and derivatives, and much more. Includes a foreword by Gillian Tett, author of Fool's Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe. Terri Duhon (www.terriduhon.co) is a financial market expert who in 2004 founded B&B Structured Finance Ltd, which provides expert consulting and financial markets training . Her time on the trading floor has been documented in the book Fool's Gold as well as by PBS's Frontline.

What Money Can T Buy by Michael J. Sandel

Title What Money Can t Buy
Author Michael J. Sandel
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2012-04-24
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781429942584
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? In What Money Can't Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? If so, how can we prevent market values from reaching into spheres of life where they don't belong? What are the moral limits of markets? In recent decades, market values have crowded out nonmarket norms in almost every aspect of life—medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. Is this where we want to be?In his New York Times bestseller Justice, Sandel showed himself to be a master at illuminating, with clarity and verve, the hard moral questions we confront in our everyday lives. Now, in What Money Can't Buy, he provokes an essential discussion that we, in our market-driven age, need to have: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society—and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets don't honor and that money can't buy?

Title The Economist Guide to Financial Markets 6th Ed
Author The Economist
Publisher The Economist
Release Date 2014-01-28
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781610393904
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Extensively revised and updated following the fallout from the global financial crisis, the 6th edition of this highly regarded book brings the reader right up to speed with the latest financial market developments, and provides a clear and incisive guide to a complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. In chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options and other derivatives, the book examines why these markets exist, how they work, and who trades in them, and gives a run-down of the factors that affect prices and rates. Business history is littered with disasters that occurred because people involved their firms with financial instruments they didn't properly understand. If they had had this book they might have avoided their mistakes. For anyone wishing to understand financial markets, there is no better guide.

Title The Financial Times Guide to Investing
Author Glen Arnold
Publisher Pearson UK
Release Date 2014-09-10
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 592
ISBN 9781292005164
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'The most damaging half truth for savers is “performance matters more than expenses”. Read this book carefully and the financial services industry will have one fewer easy victim, but you will have a sound base for a lifetime of successful investment.' Martin White, Chair of UK Shareholders Association This is one of those great big books to buy and then tuck away for constant reference. It's a tour through everything from managing a portfolio to establishing a fair intrinsic value for a share. If it moves in the world of investing, it’s probably here.' David Stevenson, 'Adventurous Investor' in the Financial Times ‘Informative and easy to read, Glen Arnold has produced arguably the most comprehensive book there is today on stock market investing and one that unquestionably will give an edge to any retail investor. This is a must read for anyone serious about investing.' Simon Thompson, Companies Editor, Investors Chronicle The Financial Times Guide to Investing is the definitive introduction to the art of successful stock market investing. Bestselling author Glen Arnold takes you from the basics of what investors do and why companies need them through to the practicalities of buying and selling shares and how to make the most from your money. He describes different types of investment vehicles and advises you on how to be successful at picking companies, understanding their accounts, managing a sophisticated portfolio, measuring performance and risk and setting up an investment club. The third edition of this investing classic will give you everything you need to choose your shares with skill and confidence. Thoroughly updated, this edition now includes: - Comprehensive advice about unit trusts and other collective investments - A brand new section on dividend payments and what to watch out for - An expanded jargon-busting glossary to demystify those complex phrases and concepts - Recent Financial Times articles and tables to illustrate and expand on case studies and examples - Detailed updates of changes to tax rates and legislation as well as increases in ISA allowances and revisions to capital gains tax