eBook The Economist: Investment: An A-Z Guide, 1st Edition

  • Philip Ryland
  • Published By: Economist
  • ISBN-10: 1847651208
  • ISBN-13: 9781847651204
  • DDC: 332.603
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009
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About

Overview

Stockmarkets have soared and slumped, highlighting the risks of different kinds of investments. Everyone wants to buy low and sell high - and get a healthy stream of income in between. But it is not easy to do so. Any strategy for investment requires an essential level of knowledge that goes beyond the basics. This clear and lively guide explains the complexities and jargon of the investment world with entries that stretch from A to Z and cover such products, concepts and terms as: Advance-decline line, Arbitrage, Bear squeeze,Bottom fishing, Capital asset pricing model, Covariance, Dead cat bounce, Dow theory, Efficient frontier, Equity risk premium, Fibonacci numbers, Floating rate note, Golden cross, Hedge ratio, Indifference curve, Japanese candlesticks, Kondratief cycle,Mark to market, Noise trader, Odd-lot theory, Portfolio theory, Price-to-book ratio, Qualitative analysis, Random walk. Security analysis, Straddle, Tobin's Q, Trading collar, Unsystematic risk, Yield gap, Zero coupon bond. It also includes appendices on the performance of different stock markets over time, bond returns, leading equity markets, investment formulas and recommended reading.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Economist Books.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
Investment's Past and Future.
A-Z.
1: Accruals Concept.
2: Accrued Interest.
3: Advance Corporation Tax.
4: Advance-Decline Line.
5: Alpha.
6: Alternative Investment Market.
7: American Depositary Receipt.
8: American Stock Exchange.
9: Amortisation.
10: Annual Report.
11: Annuity.
12: Arbitrage.
13: Arbitrage Pricing Theory.
14: Arithmetic Mean.
15: Asset.
16: Asset Allocation.
17: Asset Stripping.
18: Backwardation.
19: Balance Sheet.
20: Balanced Fund.
21: Bar Chart.
22: Bargain Issue.
23: Basis.
24: Basis Point.
25: Bear.
26: Bear Squeeze.
27: Bearer Security.
28: Behavioural Finance.
29: Bellwether Stock.
30: Beta.
31: Bid Price.
32: Big Bang.
33: Big Board.
34: Binomial Option Pricing Model.
35: Black Monday.
36: Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model.
37: Bollinger Bands.
38: Bond.
39: Bond Rating.
40: Bonus Issue.
41: Book Value.
42: Bottom Fishing.
43: Brady Bond.
44: Buffett, Warren.
45: Bull.
46: Bulletin Board.
47: CAC 40 Index.
48: Calendar Effect.
49: Call Hedge.
50: Call Option.
51: Capital Asset Pricing Model.
52: Capital Fulcrum Point.
53: Capital Gains Tax.
54: Capital Market Line.
55: Capital Market Theory.
56: Capitalise.
57: Carried Interest.
58: Cash Flow.
59: Chartist.
60: Chicago Board of Trade.
61: Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
62: Chinese Wall.
63: Circuit Breaker.
64: Closed-End Fund.
65: Coin-Flipping Contest.
66: Collateralised Debt Obligation.
67: Common Stock.
68: Compound Return.
69: Contract for Difference.
70: Convertible.
71: Corporate Filing.
72: Corporate Governance.
73: Corporate Social Responsibility.
74: Counterparty.
75: Coupon.
76: Covariance.
77: Covered Option.
78: Covered Warrant.
79: Credit Crunch.
80: Credit Derivative.
81: Crest.
82: Cum-Dividend.
83: Cum-Rights.
84: Data Mining.
85: DAX 30.
86: Day Trading.
87: Dead Cat Bounce.
88: Dead Cross.
89: Debenture.
90: Deeply Discounted Rights Issue.
91: Delta.
92: Depreciation.
93: Derivatives.
94: Deutsche Börse.
95: Deutsche Terminbörse.
96: Dilution.
97: Discount Rate.
98: Discounted Cash Flow.
99: Dividend.
100: Dividend Cover.
101: Dividend Discount Model.
102: Dividend Pay-Out Ratio.
103: Dividend Yield.
104: Dollar Cost Averaging.
105: Dow, Charles.
106: Dow Jones Industrial Average.
107: Dow Theory.
108: Duration.
109: Earnings.
110: Earnings Announcement.
111: Earnings Yield.
112: EBITDA.
113: Efficient Frontier.
114: Efficient Market Hypothesis.
115: Efficient Portfolio.
116: Electronic Communication Network.
117: Elliot Wave Theory.
118: Emerging Market.
119: Enterprise Value.
120: Equity.
121: Equity Risk Premium.
122: Eurex.
123: Eurobond.
124: Euromarket.
125: Euronext.
126: Euronext.LIFFE.
127: Ex-Ante.
128: Ex-Dividend.
129: Ex-Rights.
130: Exchange Traded Fund.
131: Execution Only.
132: Exercise Price.
133: Expected Return.
134: Fibonacci Numbers.
135: Financial Futures.
136: Financial Services Authority.
137: First In, First Out.
138: Fixed-Interest Security.
139: Flat Yield.
140: Floating-Rate Note.
141: Forward Price.
142: Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
143: Free Cash Flow.
144: FTSE AIM Indices.
145: FTSE All-Share Index.
146: FTSE 100.
147: FTSE 250.
148: FTSE 350.
149: Fundamental Analysis.
150: Futures.
151: Futures Option.
152: Gann Theory.
153: Gearing.
154: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
155: Geometric Mean.
156: Gilt-Edged Stock.
157: Glass-Steagall Act.
158: Golden Cross.
159: Goodwill.
160: Graham, Benjamin.
161: Greenmail.
162: Grey Market.
163: Hang Seng Index.
164: Head and Shoulders.
165: Hedge.
166: Hedge Fund.
167: Hedge Ratio.
168: Horizon Premium.
169: Immunisation.
170: In the Money.
171: Income Statement.
172: Index Arbitrage.
173: Index Fund.
174: Index-Linked Gilts.
175: Index-Linked Security.
176: Index Option.
177: Indifference Curve.
178: Individual Retirement Account.
179: Individual Savings Account.
180: Initial Public Offering.
181: Insider Dealing.
182: Intangible Assets.
183: Internal Rate of Return.
184: International Financial Reporting Standards.
185: Intrinsic Value.
186: Inventory.
187: Investment Banking.
188: January Effect.
189: Japanese Candlestick Chart.
190: Junk Bond.
191: Keogh Plan.