Concise Encyclopedia of Investing

ISBN: 9780789023438
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2006-12-11
Number of pages: 102
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Practical information for investing newcomers!

Have you wanted to seriously begin investing but are wary because of confusing and complicated terminology and concepts? Then the Concise Encyclopedia of Investing is for you. This A-to-Z reference provides clear, concise explanations of basic as well as more advanced investment terms to help even the most unsophisticated newcomer. This unique user-friendly handbook presents not only simple, brief explanations of various investing terms and concepts, but also a short discussion on each as to how it applies in everyday life.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Investing clears the mysteries behind the foundations of investing, giving newbies solid information they can use to explore investment possibilities. Retirement terminology, market terminology, portfolio techniques, tax information, and investment options are explained using plain language to quickly answer often-asked questions. The book discusses basic terms such as common and preferred stocks, bonds, and capital gains, as well as more complex terms and concepts such as P/E ratio and pass-through security. Helpful lists of reference books and various online investment resources provide opportunities for investors to easily find more detailed information about specific topics.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Investing includes explanations with everyday examples of basic and more complex concepts and terms such as:
401K
403B
annuities
asset allocation
capital gains
commodities
convertibles
estate planning
face value
future value investments
guaranteed investment contract (GIC)
hedge funds
index funds
market timing
money market fund (MMF)
non qualified retirement plans
open end funds
option contract
pass-through security
precious metals
Present Value Investments
P/E Ratio
PPI
REIT
Real Rate of Return
ROE
statements of retained earnings
STRIPS
systematic risk
UIT
variable annuities
yield-to-maturity
zero-coupon securities
and many more!

The invaluable Concise Encyclopedia of Investing is perfect for anyone grappling with investment terminology. This reference is sure to become an indispensable desktop resource for any new investor.

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