Wall Street Lingo : Thousands of Investment Terms Explained Simply - Nora Peterson

Wall Street Lingo

Thousands of Investment Terms Explained Simply


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Finally, a finance dictionary compiled with the individual investor in mind. Wall Street Lingo does more than define the terms your stockbroker, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC pitch at you-it explains them in a way that traditional dictionaries can't. Where other dictionaries start at A and end at Z, Wall Street Lingo is organized in chapters, by subject. It begins where you begin-with a topic that has piqued your curiosity-and ends only when your curiosity has been satisfied.

Whether you're an experienced investor or are exploring the market for the first time, you'll appreciate the easy-reading style and unique structure of this innovative investment tool. It translates the jargon used on Wall Street into direct, easy-to-understand, Main Street language.

? Over 1,000 terms investors need to know for profitable investing ? Definitions organized by topic ? Fully indexed and cross-referenced ? List of commonly used acronyms ? Helpful resources, complete with Web sites

Author Nora Peterson has more than three decades of in-the-trenches experience. In the 1970s, she screened stocks by pouring over Value Line Investment Surveys and Standard & Poor's research reports. In the 1980s, she taught herself to chart pork belly futures. Today she trades securities. The shelves of her office are lined with reference books, but the one tool she could never find was a dictionary that didn't intimidate or overwhelm the everyday investor. So she wrote one.

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