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The Wall Street journal guide to understanding money & investing
Morris, Kenneth M.
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Publication Information:
New York : Lightbulb Press : Distributed by Fireside, [1999]

Physical Description:
155 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"An easy-to-understand, easy-to-use primer that helps take the mystery out of money, indexes, treasury bills, stocks, commodities, options, bonds, tracking performance, risk/return, mutual funds, futures, inflation"--Cover.
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Wall Street journal.
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HG4910 .M67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
HG4910 .M67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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"The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money & Investing" initiates you into the mysteries of the financial pages -- buying stocks, bonds, mutual funds, futures and options, spotting trends and evaluating companies. For those who are curious but intimidated by everyday financial jargon, this guide offers a literate, forthright and lively alternative.

Table of Contents

The History of Moneyp. 4
Paper Moneyp. 6
The U.S. Dollarp. 8
The Money Cyclep. 10
Other Forms of Moneyp. 12
The Federal Reserve Systemp. 14
Controlling the Money Flowp. 16
The Money Supplyp. 18
Measuring Economic Healthp. 20
Consumer Confidencep. 22
The Consumer Price Indexp. 24
The Economic Cyclep. 26
The World of Moneyp. 28
The Value of Moneyp. 30
Trading Moneyp. 32
Stocks: Sharing a Corporationp. 34
The Right to Votep. 36
The Value of Stockp. 38
The Stock Certificatep. 40
Selling New Stockp. 42
Stock Buyersp. 44
Buying Stocksp. 46
Selling Shortp. 48
Buying on Marginp. 50
Getting Stock Informationp. 52
Reading the Stock Tablesp. 54
Sifting Stock Informationp. 56
Evaluating Companiesp. 58
The Stock Marketp. 60
Trading on the New York Stock Exchangep. 62
Trading on the Nasdaq Marketp. 64
Reading the Averagesp. 66
Market Indexesp. 68
Market Cyclesp. 70
Crash!p. 72
Trading Around the Clockp. 74
Tracking International Marketsp. 76
The Global Indexesp. 78
International Investingp. 80
Bonds: Financing the Futurep. 82
The Bond Certificatep. 84
Figuring A Bond's Worthp. 86
Rating Bondsp. 88
Tracking Bond Performancep. 90
Municipal Bondsp. 92
U.S. Treasury Bonds, Notes and Billsp. 94
A Bond Vocabularyp. 96
Buying and Trading Bondsp. 98
Other Bonds, Other Choicesp. 100
A Look at the World of Bondsp. 102
Mutual Funds
Mutual Funds: Putting It Togetherp. 104
The Mutual Funds Marketp. 106
Targeted Investmentsp. 108
Focused Fundsp. 110
Inside a Mutual Fundp. 112
Mutual Fund Quotationsp. 114
It's All in the Chartsp. 116
Tracking Fund Performancep. 118
The Prospectusp. 120
International Fundsp. 122
Futures and Options
Futures and Optionsp. 124
Commoditiesp. 126
The Futures Exchangesp. 128
Trading Futures Contractsp. 130
Hedgers and Speculatorsp. 132
How Futures Workp. 134
Reading Futures Tablesp. 136
Financial Futuresp. 138
A World of Optionsp. 140
Stock Options Tablesp. 142
Using Optionsp. 144
Options Tradingp. 146
Tracking Other Optionsp. 148