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Title:
Keys to understanding the financial news
Author:
Apostolou, Nicholas G.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
172 pages ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780764113086
Format :
Book

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Central Library HG173 .A75 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Barron's easy-to-understand Business Keys take the mystery out of finance and investment for ordinary consumers. These easy-to-read books offer up-to-date advice on saving, investing, protecting one's assets, coping with taxes, and prudent management of personal finances. New titles available this season are revised editions of previously released favorites, updated to reflect today's market conditions and recent changes in finance and tax laws.

Expert advice on how to decipher stock market symbols and quotations, how to understand regularly scheduled government financial reports as they are summarized in financial newspapers, and much more.


Table of Contents

1. Overview of the Newsp. 1
2. Common Stockp. 3
3. Stock Exchangesp. 6
4. Over-the-Counter Marketp. 8
5. Stock Tablesp. 12
6. Market Averages and Indexesp. 16
7. Buying and Selling Stocksp. 22
8. Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)p. 25
9. Short Salesp. 28
10. The Securities and Exchange Commissionp. 31
11. Insider Tradingp. 33
12. Options on Stocksp. 36
13. International Investmentsp. 40
14. Gross Domestic Productp. 42
15. Leading Economic Indicatorsp. 46
16. Inflationp. 49
17. Federal Reserve Systemp. 54
18. Money Supplyp. 58
19. Interest Ratesp. 61
20. Fiscal Policyp. 65
21. Measures of Productivityp. 68
22. Unemployment Statisticsp. 71
23. Retail Salesp. 74
24. Consumer Confidence Surveysp. 76
25. Foreign Exchangep. 78
26. New Economyp. 82
27. Mutual Fundsp. 85
28. Money Market Fundsp. 90
29. Index Fundsp. 93
30. Mutual Fund Prospectusp. 97
31. Diamonds, Spiders, and iSharesp. 102
32. Market Efficiencyp. 105
33. Securities Analysis: Fundamentalp. 107
34. Securities Analysis: Technicalp. 109
35. Advisory Servicesp. 112
36. Treasury Securitiesp. 114
37. Corporate Bondsp. 119
38. Municipal Bondsp. 123
39. Financial Futuresp. 126
40. Commodity Futuresp. 129
41. Goldp. 132
42. Corporate Dividendsp. 135
43. Corporate Accounting and Reportingp. 138
44. Corporate Earningsp. 142
45. Balance Sheetp. 147
46. Mergers and Acquisitionsp. 149
47. Investment Scamsp. 152
48. Asset Allocationp. 154
49. Sources of Informationp. 158
50. Financial Web Sitesp. 161
Questions and Answersp. 164
Glossaryp. 168
Indexp. 171

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