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How Wall Street works
Scott, David Logan, 1942-
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [1999]

Physical Description:
viii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Format :


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HG4572 .S37 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. vii
Chapter 1 What and Where Is Wall Street?p. 1
Chapter 2 What Is Stock?p. 15
Chapter 3 What Are Bonds?p. 38
Chapter 4 How Are Securities Traded on Wall Street?p. 67
Chapter 5 How Do Stock Exchanges Function?p. 88
Chapter 6 How Does the Over-the-Counter Market Work?p. 108
Chapter 7 What Financial Investments Other Than Stocks and Bonds Are Available on Wall Street?p. 122
Chapter 8 How Do I Locate a Good Broker and Open an Account?p. 143
Chapter 9 How Do I Interpret Financial Information?p. 167
Chapter 10 How Are Securities Valued?p. 193
Chapter 11 Should I Invest in a Mutual Fund?p. 211
Chapter 12 How Are Wall Street Investments Taxed?p. 239
Chapter 13 What Are the Risks of Investing in Wall Street?p. 261
Glossaryp. 284
Indexp. 295