Dictionary of Financial Terms

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Lightbulb Press, 2000 - Reference - 160 pages
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Finally, a dictionary that unravels the insider jargon of investing and trading in words--and pictures--we can all understand. In place of cryptic definitions that are often more intimidating than the words themselves, the "Dictionary of Financial Terms provides truly helpful explanations of over 700 of the most commonly used, and most commonly misunderstood financial terms, using examples, illustrations, and complementary graphics to make the words meaningful as well as memorable.

Filled with helpful cross references that link related terms and concepts, the dictionary also lists the most important terms to know for online trading, investing in stocks and mutual funds, and analyzing investment performance. Special sections also clarify the differences between frequently confused terms: what is the difference between NASD, Nasdaq and OTC, anyway?

With dramatic changes in the financial markets occurring each day, it's getting more and more difficult to read the news, let alone the business sections of daily papers, without a handy guide to financial terms by your side.

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Contents

Investment Rating Systems
18
Tracking the Markets
46
Financial Credentials
64
Rules of Thumb
80
Market Regulations
102
Public and Private
116
The Stock Lineup
138
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About the author (2000)

Virginia B. Morris, Ph.D., and Kenneth M. Morris, Ph.D., coauthors of "The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money & Investing", have coauthored numerous other finance and investment titles. Both authors work at Lightbulb Press. Ken is an expert in "simplified communications." Virginia has written columns on personal finance for women for various websites and has been interviewed on CNNfn and the Fox News Channel.

Kenneth M. Morris is the chairman

and CEO of Lightbulb Press, a print and Internet

publishing company he founded in 1990. One of the

nationAs leading experts in simplified communications, Ken created the first easy-to-read documents for

the brokerage, banking, and telecommunications

industries, as well as the 1040EZ for the IRS. He is

now spearheading the development of point-of-need

online products for websites and interactive devices.

Ken is the coauthor of "The Wall Street Journal"

guides and other Lightbulb publications, including "Essential Guide to Your"" 401(k) Plan" and "Dictionary of Financial Terms". He serves on the boards of the Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF), the "Information Design Journal", and "Visible Language".

A graduate of Cornell University, he holds a PhD from Columbia University.

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