As a beginner, I found the book to give a good overview of the stock market functionning. It is quite thorough and explains all the fundamental mechanisms. I would also recommend 'What you need to know before you invest' from Rod Davis
Another money maker! . . . just not yours.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 24 years ago
Very few people will really tell you how the stock market actually works. If they did, it wouldn't. After you read the basics about placing orders and some technical indicators and patterns they hope you'll jump right in and lose your money. Do yourself a favor, study the market from a social history/military/control mechanism point of view by utilizing free library books. By the time you get it, you'll have saved more start-up capital and you won't go broke. Or, find somebody that will tell you the real deal -- and when you do, listen! Be prepared for a real shock, and then a huge sigh of relief!
Concise, straight forward source of information
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 27 years ago
This book should be the starting point for all investors and/or people interested in investing. It is broken down into numerous chapters, each explaining in detail, almost every facet of the history of and investing in general. This book is where you should begin
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