ALL ABOUT STOCKS, 2E

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 10, 2000 - Business & Economics - 339 pages
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Everything the individual investor needs to know about stocks.

All About Stocks, Second Edition, covers stock market basics for newcomers and provides concise and understandable answers to today's most-asked stock market questions. Entirely rewritten from the first edition--with diagrams, charts, and tables added to increase its usefulness--this second edition now includes information on:

  • Using the Internet for both information and trading
  • How mutual funds can ease stock market anxieties
  • How to buy a stock--and how to know when it's time to sell
 

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Contents

Why Invest in Common Stocks?
1
Should I Invest in Common Stocks?
39
How to Read the Financial Pages
63
How to Buy and Sell Stocks
95
Fundamental Analysis
129
Using Technical Analysis to Buy Stocks
169
Buying Strategies
197
Portfolio Construction and the Different Investment Styles
231
Mutual Funds
261
ClosedEnd Funds
295
Portfolio Management
313
INDEX
331
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Page 102 - Subcommittee's hearings, testimony was received from representatives of the New York Stock Exchange and the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.
Page 77 - Balance of payments is an accounting of all the transactions that take place between the residents of a country and the rest of the world.
Page 142 - ... interest $339,851 $303,893 111,384 91,597 9,456 13,001 1,600 705 Total costs and expenses $462,291 $409,196 Income before items shown below Taxes on income $66,895 $50,706 24,544 20,376 Income from continuing operations Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes $42,351 $30,330 — 2,346 Income before cumulative effect of accounting change Cumulative effect of accounting change $42,351 $32,676 Net income $42,351 $32,676 Income per share of common stock (*): Income from continuing...
Page 32 - VALUE STOCK. See also STATED VALUE. Par value has more importance for bonds and PREFERRED STOCK. The interest paid on bonds is based on a percentage of a bond's par value— a 10% bond pays 10% of the bond's par value annually. Preferred dividends are normally stated as a percentage of the par value of the preferred stock issue. PAR BOND bond that is selling at PAR, the amount equal to its nominal value or FACE VALUE. A corporate bond redeemable at maturity for $1000 is a par bond when it trades...
Page 87 - ... by 10. The percentage increase or decrease in the total market value from one day to the next represents the change in the index. With 500 stocks, the S&P 500 Index is more representative than the DJIA with only 30 stocks. The S&P 500 Index occasionally adds and drops stocks to maintain a broad representation of the economy.
Page 143 - Liabilities Current liabilities Notes and loans payable Accounts payable and accrued liabilities Income taxes payable Total current liabilities Long-term debt Annuity reserves and accrued liabilities Deferred income tax liabilities Deferred credits Equity of minority and preferred shareholders in affiliated companies Total liabilities Shareholders...
Page 166 - Cash from Operating Activities • Cash from Investing Activities • Cash from Financing Activities The first section, Cash from Operating Activities, shows the inflows and outflows of cash from operations for the period.
Page 121 - Specialists are required to maintain a fair and orderly market in the stocks assigned to...
Page 142 - Costs and other deductions Crude oil and product purchases Operating expenses Selling, general and administrative expenses Depreciation and depletion Exploration expenses, including dry holes Interest expense Excise taxes...

About the author (2000)

Esme Faerber, CPA is a professor of business and accounting at Rosemont College. Her previous books include All About Bonds, All About Stocks, and Managing Your Investments, Savings, and Credit.

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