The Economist Guide to Financial Markets (6th Ed): Why they exist and how they work (Economist Books)

The Economist Guide to Financial Markets (6th Ed): Why they exist and how they work (Economist Books)


Extensively revised and updated following the fallout from the global financial crisis, the 6th 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 understand.

In 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 rates.

Business 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.

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  1. Jan Diniz says:
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    It is a very simple and easy book for you to start understanding the financial market …, January 29, 2015
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    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!

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  2. J. Davis says:
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    A very good explanation of financial the market concepts, September 6, 2014
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    This review is from: The Economist Guide to Financial Markets (6th Ed): Why they exist and how they work (Economist Books) (Paperback)
    A very well-written,informative, and affordable (appropriately) introduction to financial markets. Covers stocks, bonds, options, derivatives. and other key financial concepts. He avoids writing in an overly technical style, but still gets the concepts across. Useful for both novies and those with some background in finance. There are 9 total chapters in the book, 275 pages total.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Quite technical. Not for beginners., October 11, 2015
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    This review is from: The Economist Guide to Financial Markets (6th Ed): Why they exist and how they work (Economist Books) (Paperback)
    This book does assume you have prior knowledge of the financial market. Heavy going for the layman. It’s definitely not meant for beginners.

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