An excellent over view of the financial markets I wish I had read this book, or one like it a long time ago.
Won t replace a textbook, but it s a great primer on basic financial concepts Really useful if you want to brush up on basic market concepts for a banking or consulting job like I did.
This book is the probably the best introductory resource to a complex topic Each chapter focusses on a particular kind of financial market, and they are written in a manner that enables the reader to choose how deeply they want to explore the market For example, I wanted a simple working knowledge, and the first 5 6 pages of each chapter were sufficient to gain a high level understanding.
A must read for all Beginning Intermediate investors or speculators interested in finance investing.
I knew nothing about financial markets before this book It is a very simple and easy book for you to start understanding the financial market dynamics Extensively Revised And Updated Following The Fallout From The Global Financial Crisis, The Th Edition Of This Highly Regarded Book Brings The Reader Right Up To Speed With The Latest Financial Market Developments, And Provides A Clear And Incisive Guide To A Complex World That Even Those Who Work In It Often Find Hard To UnderstandIn Chapters On The Markets That Deal With Money, Foreign Exchange, Equities, Bonds, Commodities, Financial Futures, Options And Other Derivatives, The Book Examines Why These Markets Exist, How They Work, And Who Trades In Them, And Gives A Run Down Of The Factors That Affect Prices And RatesBusiness History Is Littered With Disasters That Occurred Because People Involved Their Firms With Financial Instruments They Didn T Properly Understand If They Had Had This Book They Might Have Avoided Their Mistakes For Anyone Wishing To Understand Financial Markets, There Is No Better Guide Really tells you a lot of the workings of the various financial markets, especially conditions and changes after the crisis As a young professional just getting my feet wet in studying financial markets and with a theoretical economics background this has been pretty useful.