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Paperback Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Investing Book

ISBN: 0684869020

ISBN13: 9780684869025

Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money and Investing

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The Wall Street Journal Guide to Understanding Money & Investing initiates you into the mysteries of the financial pages -- buying stocks, bonds, mutual funds, futures and options, spotting trends and... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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6 ratings

Info no longer relevant

This WAS a good book but its from precrypto times; the dotcom bubble hadnt even popped yet. So the majority of information does no good for today's market (2023). I learned very little.

Great For Everyday People.

This one is great for people who wish to learn about wall street, money and investments.

Highly recommended

A worthy update to earlier editions, with current market behavior information and international updates. This is an excellent and remarkably clear basic guide to money and the markets. I can't think of a better introductory (and basic reference guide) for investors. Not a how-to, but a what-is and why book.

The Best

As many have said in their reviews, this is a great starting point for those new to investing and financial markets. In fact, it's the best I've ever found and I've looked a lot. The simple, plain English explanations are what makes this book stand out. For the nuances and more detailed information regarding the topics in the book, look to a textbook from a college finance class. But for the person who knows very little, start with this.

A good, easy-to-read explanation of the financial world

The Wall Street Journal is, bar none, the best financial paper in the country, but the "Guide to Understanding Money & Investing" is written in a very differnt and interesting manner: the information in it is top-notch, but there are pictures and drawings throughout it, many of which make the book seem like it should be in a junior high social studies class. Despite its physical appearance, the book makes an excellent effort at explaining the stock markets, world currencies, bonds, futures & options, and much more. It is easy for many people to simply dismiss the global economy as being something that they'd rather not be concerned with, but when you examine it closely, the world of finance may be one of the most complex creations ever made by man. The "Guide to Understanding Money & Investing" shrinks that world down into one that can be understood, and by the end of the book, you'll realize just how smart the people on Wall Street are - and just how much closer you are to their level of knowledge. This is not a book that is meant to be read in one sitting; it may be better used as a reference. An excellent addition to any investor's library.

Well Rounded Basics

I just got this book a few days ago and have been very surprised and impressed by how well it is put together. It not only covers the basic fundamental topics necessary in understanding the system, but it also provides colorful and easy to understand diagrams that coincide with a plethora of information tidbits. A great book for the investing novice and ideal for anyone who needs some help filling in the gaps!

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