How the Stock Market Works

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages
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The stock market is something that school kids hear about every dayon the news, in class, at the dinner table. They probably know that its somehow closely related to the economy and economic good and bad times, but beyond vaguely sensing that the stock market is a sort of economic barometer, they may have little practical knowledge about what it is and how it works. This book provides both a broad overview of stock trading and a more fine-grained, "insider" perspective on the international buying and selling that both drives the economy and reflects its health, that both funds corporations and measures their performance, and that increasingly plays a central role in either wealth creation or wealth loss for ordinary American families. Its essential reading for all young people who will soon be embarking on their adult lives and making crucial decisions about their own money.
 

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Contents

Introduction 6 What Is the Stock Market?
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Chapter
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Riding the Highs and Lows Chapter Two of the Stock Market
19
The Payoffs and Perils Chapter Three of Investing
33
The Stock Market Crash Chapter Four and the Great Depression
45
Chapter Five The Stock Market Today
59
Glossary
69
For More Information
71
For Further Reading
74
Bibliography
76
Index
78
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Kathy Furgang is a writer and editor who lives with her husband and young son in New York City, New York.

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