The Economist Guide to...
The Economist Guide to Financial Markets
Financial markets have been around ever since mankind settled down to growing crops and trading them with each other. They take many different forms and operate in many different ways. But all of them, whether highly organised, like the New York Stock Exchange, or highly informal, like money-changers in Africa, serve the same basic functions, which range from providing a w...more
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published May 28th 2000 by Bloomberg Pr
(first published 2000)
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Financial Markets are complicated: if you have a substantial amount of money and/or rich friends you can strike up just about any kind of deal. GtFM goes into many of the different types of deals that companies, investors and governments do, as well as the amounts of cash involved and the motivations behind the deals. The book gives some examples but doesn't really go into a lot of details or rich scenarios that would give the reader a solid grasp of each type of financial deal; however, the boo...more
A fantastic book if you're after a quick guide to financial markets. I've been working within this space for a while now yet there were some simple products/strategies that i'd never looked for a definition of. With this book i've found out not only how markets have evolved but also some interesting facts that have altered my perception of some of today's most liquid markets. Everything from the fundamentals of equities to the complexities of derivatives - this book sheds light, all be it basic,...more