1st Edition

Concise Encyclopedia of Investing

    106 Pages
    by Routledge

    102 Pages
    by Routledge

    Practical information for investing newcomers!

    Have you wanted to seriously begin investing but are wary because of confusing and complicated terminology and concepts? Then the Concise Encyclopedia of Investing is for you. This A-to-Z reference provides clear, concise explanations of basic as well as more advanced investment terms to help even the most unsophisticated newcomer. This unique user-friendly handbook presents not only simple, brief explanations of various investing terms and concepts, but also a short discussion on each as to how it applies in everyday life.

    The Concise Encyclopedia of Investing clears the mysteries behind the foundations of investing, giving newbies solid information they can use to explore investment possibilities. Retirement terminology, market terminology, portfolio techniques, tax information, and investment options are explained using plain language to quickly answer often-asked questions. The book discusses basic terms such as common and preferred stocks, bonds, and capital gains, as well as more complex terms and concepts such as P/E ratio and pass-through security. Helpful lists of reference books and various online investment resources provide opportunities for investors to easily find more detailed information about specific topics.

    The Concise Encyclopedia of Investing includes explanations with everyday examples of basic and more complex concepts and terms such as:

    • 401K
    • 403B
    • annuities
    • asset allocation
    • capital gains
    • commodities
    • convertibles
    • estate planning
    • face value
    • future value investments
    • guaranteed investment contract (GIC)
    • hedge funds
    • index funds
    • market timing
    • money market fund (MMF)
    • non qualified retirement plans
    • open end funds
    • option contract
    • pass-through security
    • precious metals
    • Present Value Investments
    • P/E Ratio
    • PPI
    • REIT
    • Real Rate of Return
    • ROE
    • statements of retained earnings
    • STRIPS
    • systematic risk
    • UIT
    • variable annuities
    • yield-to-maturity
    • zero-coupon securities
    • and many more!

    The invaluable Concise Encyclopedia of Investing is perfect for anyone grappling with investment terminology. This reference is sure to become an indispensable desktop resource for any new investor.

    Preface Acknowledgment Alpha Annuity Asset Allocation Beta Bonds Capital Gains Chasing the Market Commodities Common Stocks Convertibles Diversification Dollar Cost Averaging Duration (Bond) Earnings Per Share (EPS) Emerging Markets Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) Equivalent Taxable Yield Estate Planning Face Value Fixed-Income Investment 401k Plan 403b Plan 408k Plan Freddie Mac Front-End Load Full-Service Broker Fund Family Fund Manager Fundamental Analysis Future Value Investment Futures Contract Gap Openings General Obligation Bond Ginnie Mae (Pass-Through) Global Depository Receipt (GDR) Good-Till-Canceled (GTC) Order Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA) Government Securities Growth Stock Guaranteed Bond Guaranteed Investment Contract (GIC) Head and Shoulders Hedge Fund Hedging High-Yield Bonds Immediate Annuity Income Statement Index Funds Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Inflation and Investment Lease Life Insurance Market Timing Markets (DOW, NASD, S&P 500, AMEX) Money Market Funds Mortgage-Backed Securities Municipal Bonds Mutual Funds NASDAQ (National Association of Security Dealers Automated Quotation) New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Nonqualified Retirement Plans Offering Online Broker Open-End Funds Option Contract Pass-Through Security Pension Benefits Postretirement Benefits Precious Metals Preferred Stock Present-Value Investments Price-Earnings (P/E) Ratio Private Mortgage Participation Certificate Producer Price Index (PPI) Public Purpose Bond Put Option Qualified Retirement Plans Ratio Ratio Analysis Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Real Rate of Return Retained Earnings Return on Equity (ROE) Risk S&P/TSX Composite Index Savings and Loans (S&L) Association Savings Bonds Securities Securities Exchanges Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) Selling Shareholders Short-Term Investments Speculator State Regulators Statement of Retained Earnings Stock Stock Index STRIPS Systematic Risk Tax Tax-Deferred Retirement Accounts Tax Reform Act of 1986 Term Life Insurance Ticker Tape Treasury Bills (T-Bills) Treasury Bonds (T-Bonds) Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) Treasury Notes (T-Notes) Treasury Securities Treasury Stock Trusts and Loans Unemployment Rate Unit Investment Trust (UIT) Variable Annuity Variable Life Insurance Wilshire Total Market Index Withholding Tax Yield Yield-to-Maturity Zero-Coupon Bonds Zero-Coupon Convertibles Bibliography Index


    Robert E Stevens