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Understanding Wall Street

Author: Little, Jeffrey B. ; Rhodes, LucienPublisher: McGraw-Hill, 2004.Edition: 4th ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 305 p. : Graphs/Ill./Photos ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0071433732Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary


Understanding Wall Street 4th Edition Table of Contents What is a Share of Stock? ... how a company is organized ... the meaning of profits and dividends ... how stock prices are determined. 1 Wall Street - How it Works ... a pictorial and narrative description of Wall Street's colorful history . the role of the investment banker ... an explanation of listed and over-the-counter trading. 13 Analyzing Your Company ... how to identify the best companies and interpret their financial statements ... using the reinvestment rate . . . calculating financial ratios ... other highlights of security analysis. 35 Reading the Financial Pages ... the history and calculations of the Dow Jones Averages ... how to read the stock tables, earnings reports, stock split announcements, and other important news items. 53 Investing and Trading finding a stockbroker or investment advisor opening a brokerage account . setting investment objectives ... understanding the margin account ... how to make money in a bear market . investment clubs ... selecting mutual funds. 73 Growth Stocks ... the meaning of "the growth stock theory" of investing ... how companies grow identifying growth companies.. a guide on how much to pay for growth stocks. 103 Manias, Fads, and Panics 125 . recognizing investment bubbles examples and the pitfalls of emotional investing... the stock market crashes of 1929 and 1987... the recent dot-com bubble. Bonds, Preferred Stocks and the Money Market 147 ... an explanation of bonds and the bond tables . . . calculating "yield to maturity"... investing in convertible bonds ... tax advantages of municipal bonds ... understanding the Federal Reserve ... the use of T-bills and other money market instruments. The Internet ... the background of this new fast-growing medium ... how today's investors are using the World Wide Web. 173 Worldwide Investing ... the emerging global market ... the Japanese stock market ... the new Germany ... stocks in London and elsewhere . ADRs participating through mutuel funds. 183 Gold and Saluer 199 learning from the past gold and silver as a store of value ... supply and demand, production, and stockpiles ... the investment opportunities and risks ... a few equities. The Principles of Technical Analysas methods for improving market timing ... constructing bar charts and point and figure charts ... how to read charts ... the WST ratio and other tenable technical indicators. 213 Stock Options ... how to use "pue and "car options ... the two dimensions of a premium .. valuing option premiums ... index options ... simple explanations of varions option strategies. 241 Sources ... a dictionary of Wall Street ... useful business publications ... investment services. 273 Appendix historical annuel statistics for the DJIA and Consumer Price Index (CPI). 289 Index 295

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