Gale Business Insights Handbook of Investment Research, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414499345
  • ISBN-13: 9781414499345
  • DDC: 332.63
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 346 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The Gale Business Insights Handbook Of Investment Research examines the question "How does one go about finding a good investment?" from various angles and what external contributing factors can impact those investments. Entries examine such topics as identifying the major economic indicators and how they influence investment decisions; laws governing investments both domestically in the United States and globally; how to read a financial statement; and how to locate information on a company's market share; among others.

Features and Benefits

  • Sample Essay Topics: Overview of major economic indicators and how they influence investment decisions (overview article which would also list all of the major economic indicators in U.S., Europe, etc. – an introduction to the construction of indicators and the basic concepts behind their use.
  • Additionally many of the indicators (the most important) would have an individual entry: Construction spending; housing vacancies and homeownership; durable goods manufacturers’ shipments, inventories, and orders; monthly wholesale trade, etc. Which would also explain their importance, How to find investment research and how to use it, Sell-side and buy-side research- what is the difference? How did SOX impact investment research/brokers.

Alternate Formats

  • Paperback Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414499272 | ISBN-13: 9781414499277

Table of Contents

Types of Investments.
Finding and Using Investment Research.
Overview of Major Economic Indicators.
Gross Domestic Product.
Consumer Price Index.
Producer Price Index.
Employment Indicators.
Construction Spending.
Housing Vacancies and Homeownership.
Durable Goods Orders.
Personal Income and Consumption.
Consumer Confidence Index.
Retail Sales.
The Difference between Sell-side and Buy-side Research.
Sarbanes-Oxley’s Impact on Investment Research/Brokers.
Investment Advisers.
The Role of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Broker Research.
Mutual Funds.
Exchange Traded Fund.
Closed End Funds.
How to Analyze Valuation Ratings and Scores.
Overview of Global Market Indices.
Non-Traditional Investments.
Sustainable and Socially Responsible Investing.
How to Read a Financial Statement.
How to Find Information on a Company’s Market Share.