1st Edition

101 Investment Tools for Buying Low & Selling High

By Jae K. Shim, Jonathan Lansner Copyright 2001
    296 Pages
    by CRC Press

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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.
  • 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


    Jae K. Shim, Jonathan Lansner

    "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