The exchanges : at home and abroad -- Exchange operations : bringing order to the markets -- Playing fair : rules and regulations -- The big wheels : Wall Street professionals -- The money machines : bankers, economists and world trade -- The money makers : corporations at home and abroad -- Investors, big and small -- The industry guard dogs : regulators, enforcers and safety nets -- Economics for investors : the ups and downs of business the business cycle -- Economic indicators : taking the business cycle temperature -- The long and short of trends, cycles and crashes : market movement and the indexes that track them -- Stocks : owning a piece of something big -- Funds : letting a professional make the decisions -- Bonds : loaning corporations and governments money -- Options and futures : taking bigger chances -- Initial public offerings : the darling of the 90s -- Fundamental analysis : cheap or undervalued? -- Decoding financial statements : seeing beyond the numbers -- Equity valuations : it's all relative -- Bond valuations : all debt is not created equal -- Technical analysis : using the past to predict the future -- Charting : more than pretty pictures -- Tools that match your style : starting with the right broker -- Orders, quotes and fills : getting the price you want -- Recordkeeping and taxes : paying the piper -- Investor resources : getting help when you need it -- Acronyms : alphabet soup
Insider guidance to the modern world of investment banking today In Investment Banking Explained, Wharton professor and global financier Michel Fleuriet provides a complete overview of investment banking in its modern form; defines key terms; identifies structures, strategies, and operational aspects; and analyzes the strategy in each of the main functional areas of an investment bank.
One of history's top-selling investment guides--800,000 copies sold!--is now updated for a new generation of investors Praise for previous editions of Understanding Wall Street: "One of those rare publications that delivers exactly what it promises . . .consistently good." --Barron's "Among the best for the novice investor." --Los Angeles Times "A good practical education on the stock market." --Business Opportunities Digest Over the past quarter century, Understanding Wall Street has helped investors at every level understand exactly how the stock market works, and how they can build strong portfolios while limiting their exposure to risk. Now completely updated to help investors prosper in the new, no-limits market environment, the "little green book" includes: Two all-new chapters, updated charts and graphs, and nearly 40 percent updated, revised, or new material Strategies for uncovering valuable investment information on the Internet Analysis and explanation of the recent market crash, and how to avoid similar disasters
Lenders and prospective home buyers alike have turned their attention to financial news, carefully watching the market since the 2007 housing and credit crisis. Recently, mortgage rates continued to drop to historic lows, changing on a daily basis. With their fluctuating rates and the current economic climate, mortgages are as complicated as ever. Anyone interested in acquiring a mortgage, refinancing a current mortgage, or starting a business career in lending has probably heard financial professionals use unfamiliar terms. But, with a little help from this comprehensive dictionary, you can easily converse with professionals and understand industry jargon. The Complete Dictionary of Mortgage & Lending Terms Explained Simply explains all the important financial terms you will encounter as you navigate the mortgage market. With easy-to-understand definitions, this dictionary covers everything from accrued interest to wraparound mortgages. It covers types of mortgages, parts of loan agreements, types of insurance, and even home-inspection terms. This resource uses simple language to describe the many concepts it covers, ensuring that even those without any financial or real estate experience will understand the definitions. With more than 1,800 terms, this dictionary allows you to understand almost every term you come across during your encounter with the lending process, whether you are researching the difference between trusts and liens or examining a prospective home s features. In addition to outlining terms associated with lending, it also includes information about important legislative acts and federal agencies that affect financing. The handy A-to-Z organization allows you to quickly find any information you need, even during nerve-wracking negotiations. The definitions also include any abbreviated forms of the terms, so you will be able to tell your ARMs (adjustable-rate mortgages) from your REITs (real estate investment trusts). This guide defines the players, the problems, the process, and the procedures. Whether you are looking to buy a home, trying to refinance, taking a finance class, or simply curious about the mortgage and lending industry, this dictionary is an indispensable guide to the many terms, tools, and agreements you will encounter at every step of the complex lending process. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Provides information on investment banking, covering the basics of financial markets, interviews, career paths, and job responsibilities.
This fact-filled guide serves as an introductory handbook or as a refresher for those who want to research a specific topic or update their research skills. • Annotated list of sources • An appendix listing core items in business
Defines terms associated with investing, economics, accounting, finance, and banking.
Doing Deals is an in-depth explanation of the unique management style of investment banks. Represented are insights drawn from 17 U.S. investment banks, 21 issuing customers, and 10 European financial institutions.
Sometimes it’s not about WHO you know but WHAT you know . . . even on Wall Street SO, YOU WANT TO WORK ON WALL STREET. You’ve come to the right place. Filled with sample questions taken from actual interviews, How to Get a Job on Wall Street is like your own personal coach helping you land the job of your dreams. This nuts-and-bolts guide has no gimmicks or tricks. Instead, it shows you how to “wow” interviewers with nothing more than old-fashioned knowledge, confidence, and professionalism. Before you start sending out your résumé, learn everything you need to know about: THE ROLE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS PLAY IN SOCIETY HOW TO READ BALANCE SHEETS AND INCOME STATEMENTS THE FOUR MAIN CONCEPTS OF FINANCE COMPANY VALUATION BASICS You’re about to enter a high-stakes business, and those who do the hiring take their job seriously—so you can’t just “wing it” on an interview. How to Get a Job on Wall Street provides everything you need to know, so you can deliver when it counts.
Traces the history of money and discusses stocks, bonds, mutual funds, futures, and options.
Unravel the Mysteries of the Financial Markets—the Language, the Players, and the Strategies for Success Understanding money and investing has never been more important than it is today, as many of us are called upon to manage our own retirement planning, college savings funds, and health-care costs. Up-to-date and expertly written, The Wall Street Journal Complete Money and Investing Guidebook provides investors with a simple—but not simplistic—grounding in the world of finance. It breaks down the basics of how money and investing work, explaining: • What must-have information you need to invest in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds • How to see through the inscrutable theories and arcane jargon of financial insiders and advisers • What market players, investing strategies, and money and investing history you should know • Why individual investors should pay attention to the economy Written in a clear, engaging style by Dave Kansas, one of America’s top business journalists and editor of The Wall Street Journal Money & Investing section, this straightforward book is full of helpful charts, graphs, and illustrations and is an essential source for novice and experienced investors alike. Get your financial life in order with help from The Wall Street Journal. Look for: • The Wall Street Journal Complete Personal Finance Guidebook • The Wall Street Journal Personal Finance Workbook • The Wall Street Journal Complete Real Estate Investing Guidebook From the Trade Paperback edition.
Make Better Financial Decisions - Understand Investment Terms This practical financial dictionary for Investment terms helps you understand and comprehend most common Investment lingo. It was written with an emphasis to quickly grasp the context without using jargon. Each of the 332 Investment terms is explained in detail and also gives practical examples. It is based on common usage as practiced by financial professionals. Compiled over the last 3 years from questions and feedback to financial articles published by the Wealth Building Course education program. The Intelligent Investor This book is useful if you are new to business and finance. It includes most Investment terms for businesses, investors and entrepreneurs. It also covers the lingo that was introduced in the financial crisis of 2008 until 2017. With the alphabetical order it makes it quick and easy to find what you are looking for. Financial Dictionary Series Additional financial dictionaries are available in this series. Please also check out: Accounting, Banking, Retirement, Corporate Finance, Economics, Laws & Regulations, Real Estate & Trading. Click on the author name to see them. Example: What are Corporate Bonds? Corporate bonds are debt securities that a company issues and sells to investors. Such corporate bonds are generally backed by the company's ability to repay the loan. This money is anticipated to result from successful operations in the future time periods. With some corporate bonds, the physical assets of a company can be offered as bond collateral to ease investors' minds and any concerns about repayment. Corporate bonds are also known as debt financing. These bonds provide a significant capital source for a great number of businesses. Other sources of capital for the companies include lines of credit, bank loans, and equity issues like stock shares. For a business to be capable of achieving coupon rates that are favorable to them by issuing their debt to members of the public, a corporation will have to provide a series of consistent earnings reports and to show considerable earnings potential. As a general rule, the better a corporation's quality of credit is believed to be, the simpler it is for them to offer debt at lower rates and float greater amounts of such debt. Such corporate bonds are always issued in $1,000 face value blocks. Practically all of them come with a standardized structure for coupon payments. Some corporate bonds include what is known as a call provision. These provisions permit the corporation that issues them to recall the bonds early if interest rates change significantly. Every call provision will be specific to the given bond. These types of corporate bonds are deemed to be of greater risk than are government issued bonds. Because of this perceived additional risk, the interest rates almost always turn out to be higher with corporate bonds. This is true for companies whose credit is rated as among the best. Regarding tax issues of corporate bonds, these are pretty straight forward. The majority of corporate bonds prove to be taxable, assuming that their terms are for longer than a single year. To avoid taxes until the end, some bonds come with zero coupons and redemption values that are high, meaning that taxes are deferred as capital gains until the end of the bond term. Such corporate debts that come due in under a year are generally referred to as commercial paper. Corporate bonds are commonly listed on the major exchanges and ECN's like MarketAxess and Bonds.com. Even though these bonds are carried on the major exchanges, their trading does not mostly take place on them... Note: This example description is shorted due to publish restrictions. Each term is explained with 600 words and more.
A practical guide to the inside language of the world of derivative instruments and risk management Financial engineering is where technology and quantitative analysis meet on Wall Street to solve risk problems and find investment opportunities. It evolved out of options pricing, and, at this time, is primarily focused on derivatives since they are the most difficult instruments to price and are also the riskiest. Not only is financial engineering a relatively new field, but by its nature, it continues to grow and develop. This unique dictionary explains and clarifies for financial professionals the important terms, concepts, and sometimes arcane language of this increasingly influential world of high finance and potentially high profits. John F. Marshall (New York, NY) is a Managing Partner of Marshall, Tucker & Associates, a New York-based financial engineering and consulting firm. Former Executive Director of then International Association of Financial Engineers, Marshall is the author of several books, including Understanding Swaps.
A guide on how to invest effectively without compromising current assets offers advice on investing in post-bubble markets, money management, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, derivatives, living on a budget, and retirement plans. Original. 25,000 first printing. Illustrations.
For over half a century, financial experts have regarded the movements of markets as a random walk--unpredictable meanderings akin to a drunkard's unsteady gait--and this hypothesis has become a cornerstone of modern financial economics and many investment strategies. Here Andrew W. Lo and A. Craig MacKinlay put the Random Walk Hypothesis to the test. In this volume, which elegantly integrates their most important articles, Lo and MacKinlay find that markets are not completely random after all, and that predictable components do exist in recent stock and bond returns. Their book provides a state-of-the-art account of the techniques for detecting predictabilities and evaluating their statistical and economic significance, and offers a tantalizing glimpse into the financial technologies of the future. The articles track the exciting course of Lo and MacKinlay's research on the predictability of stock prices from their early work on rejecting random walks in short-horizon returns to their analysis of long-term memory in stock market prices. A particular highlight is their now-famous inquiry into the pitfalls of "data-snooping biases" that have arisen from the widespread use of the same historical databases for discovering anomalies and developing seemingly profitable investment strategies. This book invites scholars to reconsider the Random Walk Hypothesis, and, by carefully documenting the presence of predictable components in the stock market, also directs investment professionals toward superior long-term investment returns through disciplined active investment management.
If you're looking for a job with an investment bank, mutual fund, hedge fund or commercial bank, this is the guide for you. The Vault Guide to Finance Interviews is a must for your finance job search.
In the dizzying world of investment opportunities, finding a successful personal strategy is a daunting task. But the more you can understand yourself, the better chance you will have finding something that works for you. In Wall Street Smarts, author Miles Goodwin presents a remarkable compilation and review of some of today's best books for individual investors. Important works, such as The Art of Speculation by Philip Carret, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip Fisher, The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel, and The Nature of Risk, Stock Market Survival and the Meaning of Life by Justin Mamis, provide profound wisdom and insight to enable you to learn how to successfully invest your own money. In addition, the book contains a risk tolerance quiz designed by Dr. J. E. Grable of the University of Georgia and Dr. R. H. Lytton of Virginia Tech University, Professors of Financial Planning, to help you learn how your "inner investor" shapes your investment decisions. Divided into twelve easy-to-understand chapters, this remarkable resource compiles the best information from these books and breaks down a host of investment fundamentals and strategies, providing a comprehensive look at the various concepts you need to understand to be successful. So if you want to learn more about investing and how to handle your money yourself, crack open this book, dive in, and discover what works best for you! If you have never discussed finances and Wall Street with your children, this book is a great starting point.