How to Read the Financial Pages, Paperback Book

How to Read the Financial Pages Paperback

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Stripping away the mystique from the world of investment and finance, How to Read the Financial Pages is a layman's guide to reading and understanding the financial press and the markets and events it covers.

Assuming no financial knowledge, Michael Brett provides a valuable explanation of the workings of the financial world - from money markets to commodity markets, investment ratios to takeover bids.

With an extensive glossary of financial terms, this book will help you through the financial columns to a better understanding of the language of markets and money.

For ten years How to Read the Financial Pages has been an outstanding first-choice buy for everyone who wants a thorough - but friendly - grounding in finance and investment. --What are stock markets, currency markets, commodities markets?

How do they operate?--What are derivatives? Could they cause the financial system to crash?--What is meant by insider dealing?

Why is it illegal?--Who are the main players in the world of money?

What do stock brokers, market makers, merchant bankers and underwriters actually do?--How has the Internet affected private investors?

What are the new opportunities?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: Finance
  • ISBN: 9780712662598

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How to Read the Financial Pages is a set text for financial journalists written by former editor of the Investor's Chronicle, author and lecturer Michael Brett. It is one of those books to reach for when faced with a bid, or a rights issue or, as so frequently happens to journalists, you need a primer on a financial subject you know little about; say derivatives, or commodities, the euromarkets, insurance, or foreign exchange. Brett serves the meat and drink of stockmarkets, shares, companies and accounts well too. He has written a book for anyone interested in the City, and how it works.