The New York Times Dictionary of Money and Investing: The Essential A-to-Z Guide to the Language of the New Market

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Macmillan, Sep 16, 2002 - Business & Economics - 382 pages
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An indispensible resource for today's independent investors

More Americans than ever are directing their own investments, and thousands of "experts" promise information on the best stocks and bonds to buy. To be successful in the markets, investors need to dig out of the information overload and the unintelligible lingo.

Using examples to help simplify complex financial issues and written in lively, understandable language, Gretchen Morgenson and Campbell R. Harvey explain and cross-reference more than 3,500 investing terms, from the rules surrounding abandonment options to when you should expect to pay interest on zero-coupon bonds. They define the risks and rewards that accompany various investments and help you find meaningful information on a company's or fund's financial statements. Among the terms they decode:

- the markets, the indexes, and how they work, including the NYSE, Nasdaq, Dow Jones Industrial Average, Russell 2000, S&P 500, and Wilshire 5000

- discounted investment opportunities, such as employee stock purchase plans and DRIPs

- tools for estimating company earnings, P/E ratios, quarterly EPS and GPS momentum, and analyst target prices

This is the essential A-to-Z reference for understanding the jargon, the nonsense, and the language of investing.
  

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
18
Section 3
31
Section 4
72
Section 5
84
Section 6
98
Section 7
120
Section 8
133
Section 13
177
Section 14
196
Section 15
210
Section 16
224
Section 17
261
Section 18
264
Section 19
289
Section 20
330

Section 9
141
Section 10
157
Section 11
160
Section 12
162
Section 21
354
Section 22
362
Section 23
367
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Gretchen Morgenson is the Market Watch columnist for The New York Times and a leading contributor to The New Rules of Personal Investing (0-8050-6814-7). Before joining the Times, she was senior editor at Forbes magazine. She lives in New York City. Campbell R. Harvey, Ph.D., is J. Paul Sticht Professor of International Business at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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