Summary and Info
Everything you need to know about the world of investment—most accessibly presented and attractively packaged. Following an introduction on the roller coaster ride the stock market has taken over the past decade and the implications it has for businesses, private investors and people's pensions, the bulk of the book is a much expanded A-Z with several hundred entries that explain with the essentials of the investment world—as well as some of its more arcane aspects. Entries include: Advance-decline line, Arbitrage, Bear squeeze, Black-Scholes option pricing model, Capital asset pricing model, Chartist, Covariance, Dead cat bounce, Dow theory, Efficient frontier, Fibonacci numbers, Floating rate note, Futures, Gann theory, Golden cross, Grey market, Hedge ratio, Indifference curve, Internal rate of return, Japanese candlesticks, Kondratief cycle, LIFFE, Mark to market, Odd-lot theory, On-the-run bond, Price-to-book ratio, Qualitative analysis, Rule of twenty, Security analysis, Straddle, Tobin's Q, Trading collar, Unsystematic risk, Vanilla, Volatility, Warrant, Yield gap, Zero coupon bond. Also included as appendices are a raft of facts and figures about stock market performance over the years; investment formulas.