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101 Investment Tools for Buying Low & Selling High

1st Edition

By Jae K. Shim, Jonathan Lansner

CRC Press

296 pages

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pub: 2000-12-12
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More than just an investment dictionary, 101 Investment Tools for Buying Low and Selling High analyzes in a concise style various investment vanes-from stock indexes to measures of affordable housing to leading economic reports.

Learn what these measures are, who's compiling them, where they are easily found, and how they can, or cannot, be used to guide your investment decisions.

At your fingertips are fast and reliable explanations of all the everyday terms and tools investors need, each discussed in an easy-to-follow, structured format:

  • What is it?

  • How is it computed?

  • Can you give a example?

  • Where is it found?

  • How is it applied?

  • How is it used for investment decision?

  • Are there any words of caution?

    In today's complex climate, understanding and using such investment tools are the keys to success.

    New investment vehicles are introduced almost everyday. 101 Investment Tools for Buying Low and Selling High is your guide to the best financial barometers.

  • Reviews

    "Anyone who wants to understand what makes the market tick will want to keep 101 Investment Tools on their desk. I am really impressed with how effectively Jae and Jonathan explain how each of these market indicators works, and more importantly, how they can work for you."-Paul A. Merriman, President, Paul A. Merriman & Associates

    Table of Contents

    Amex Major Marker Index (MMI)

    Amex Market Value Index (AMVI)

    Amex: Other Indexes


    Arms Index (TRIN)

    Asset Allocation

    Barron's Indexes

    Beta for a Mutual Fund

    Beta for a Security

    Bond Market Indexes

    Breadth (Advanced Decline) Index

    British Pound

    Bullishness Indicators

    Cash Investments

    Changes: Up and Down


    Commodities Indexes

    Contrarian Investing

    Credit Rating

    Crude-Oil Spot Price

    Currency Indexes

    Dollar-Cost Averaging

    Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Dow Jones Industry Groups

    Dow Jones Global Stock Indexes

    Dow Jones Transportation Average

    Dow Jones Utilities Average


    Economic Indicators and Bond Yields

    Economic Indicators and Stocks

    Economic Indicators: Factory Orders-Purchasing Manager's Index

    Economic Indicators: Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

    Economic Indicators: Housing Starts and Construction Spending

    Economic Indicators: Index of Leading Indicators

    Economic Indicators: Industrial Production-Capacity Utilization

    Economic Indicators: Inflation

    Economic Indicators: Money Supply

    Economic Indicators: Personal Income and Confidence Indexes

    Economic Indicators: Productivity

    Economic Indicators: Recession

    Economic Indicators: Retail Sales

    Economic Indicators: Unemployment Rate, Initial Jobless Claims, and Help Wanted Index

    Economic Indicators: U.S. Balance of Payments, Value of the Dollar

    The Euro

    Footnotes on Newspaper Financial Tables

    FT-SE "Footsie" 100 (U.K.) Stock Index

    German Mark

    German Share Index (Frankfurt Dax)

    Gold Spot Price

    Gross Income Multiplier (GIM)

    Index Arbitrage


    Initial Public Offerings

    Insider Trading Activity

    Interest Rates: FED Funds, Discount and Prime

    Interest Rates: 30-Year Treasury Bonds

    Interest Rates: Three-Month Treasury Bills

    Investing Styles

    IBD's "Intelligent" Tables

    Japanese Candlestick Charts

    Japanese Yen

    Jensen's Performance Measure (Alpha)

    Lipper Mutual Fund Indexes

    Lipper Mutual Fund Rankings

    Misery Index

    Momentum Gauges

    Morgan Stanley Eafe Index

    Morningstar Mutual Fund Rankings

    Mortgage Rates

    Most Active Issues

    Mutual Fund Cash-to-Assets Ratio

    Mutual Funds: Evaluation Tools

    Mutual Funds: Sales Figures

    NASDAQ Indexes

    New Highs-to-Lows Indexes

    Nikkei (Tokyo) Stock Index

    Option Tools

    Profitability Tools

    Real Estate Tools

    Russel 2000 Index

    Safety and Timeliness Ranking

    Sharpe's Risk-Adjusted Return

    Short Selling

    Standard & Poor's 500 Indexes

    Standard & Poor's Other Stock Indexes

    Stock Splits

    Support and Resistance Levels

    Tick and Closing Tick

    Total Return

    Trading Volume

    Trading Volume Gauges

    Treynor's Performance Measure

    Value Averaging

    Value Line Averages

    Wilshire 5,000 Equity Index

    Yield Curve

    Yield on an Investment

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
    MATHEMATICS / General
    MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General