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
- Publication Date: 06/03/2003
- Category: Finance
- ISBN: 9780712662598
- EPUB from £12.99
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Review by m8eyboy
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.