The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money & Investing

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Simon and Schuster, 2004 - Business & Economics - 159 pages
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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL GUIDE TO MONEY & INVESTING has been substantially revised and updated to reflect highly popular new investment products, new rules on dividends, expanded coverage of mutual fund operations in light of recent disclosures, and significant changes in the capital markets, all of which are essential reading for beginning as well as seasoned investors.
New topics covered in this guide include
Exchange traded funds (ETFs)
Managed accounts
Hedge funds Money and Markets
Impact of the Euro Stocks
All of the changes are clearly presented using the straightforward style and informative graphics that have made this guide the number one financial primer and perennial best seller.
 

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A nice start for the less financially savvy, but not exactly worth $16. Get this book at the library, or hell, just look up this stuff on the internet. Read full review

Review: The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Investing

User Review  - Goodreads

A nice start for the less financially savvy, but not exactly worth $16. Get this book at the library, or hell, just look up this stuff on the internet. Read full review

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Contents

Financing the Future
84
The Bond Certificate
86
Figuring a Bonds Worth
88
Rating Bonds
90
Tracking Bond Performance
92
Municipal Bonds
94
U S Treasury Notes and Bills
96
A Bond Vocabulary
98
The Prospectus
122
International Funds
124
Futures and Options
126
Commodities
128
The Futures Exchanges
130
Trading Futures Contracts
132
Hedgers and Speculators
134
How Futures Work
136

Buying and Trading Bonds
100
Other Bonds Other Choices
102
A Look at the World of Bonds
104
Putting It Together
106
The Mutual Funds Market
108
Targeted Investments
110
Focused Funds
112
Inside a Mutual Fund J L J J D
114
Its All in the Charts
118
Tracking Fund Performance
120
Reading Futures Tables
138
Financial Futures
140
A World of Options
142
Stock Options Tables
144
Using Options
146
Options Trading
148
Tracking Other Options
150
Derivatives Over the Counter
152
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

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.

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.

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