All About Investing: The Easy Way to Get Started

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 14, 2006 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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The easy way to get started in investing

The most stressful investment for any new investor is the first one. All About Investing helps remove that stress, by providing inexperienced investors with techniques for establishing realistic investment goals, buying the proper assets to meet those goals, and constructing a safe and suitable portfolio of long-term investments.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Investing
1
Chapter 2 Investment Risk and Return
19
Chapter 3 Security Markets and How Stocks Are Traded
47
Chapter 4 Investment Companies Mutual Funds
82
Chapter 5 MoneyMarket Securities
119
Chapter 6 Common Stock and Preferred Stock
137
Chapter 7 Bonds
161
Chapter 8 Treasury Government MortgageBacked Securities Corporate and Municipal Bonds
185
Chapter 9 Convertible Bonds and ZeroCoupon Bonds
216
Chapter 10 Options
241
Chapter 11 Futures
263
Chapter 12 Real Estate Precious Metals and Collectibles
280
Index
301
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About the author (2006)

Esmé Faerber, MBA, C.P.A., is a professor of business and accounting at Rosemont College. She is the author of All About Stocks, All About Bonds and Mutual Funds, Fundamentals of the Bond Market, and The Personal Finance Calculator.

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