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The International Guide to Securities Market Indices

1st Edition

By Henry Shilling


1,042 pages

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Originally published in 1996, The International Guide to Securities Market Indices provides a comprehensive overview of the securities market indices and offers assistance to professionals as well as individual investors in the selection of an appropriate securities market index, on a worldwide basis. The Guide’s identifies and catalogues available performance indicators along with their publishers and describes their relevant characteristics and a perspective on their historical price and total return performance. It also contains descriptive profiles along with historical performance data on 400 of the world’s leading global, regional and local securities market indices and sub-indices covering 10 asset classes.

Table of Contents


1. What is the City?

2. The Banks: A Vast Supermarket?

3. The Banks: Enough Help for Industry?

4. Insurance: World’s Biggest Risks?

5. The Stock Exchange: Still Necessary?

6. Private Investors: A Vanishing Race?

7. Investing Institutions: Too Much Power?

8. Money Markets: A Billion a Day?

9. The Government: Does the City Help?

10. Commodities: Who Are the Speculators?

11. Ships and Planes: The World’s Charterer?

12. Foreign Exchange: Where Are the Genomes

13. Sterling: How Important?

14. Euromarkets: No Controls?

15. Who Controls the City?

16. Survival: Challenge from New York?

17. The City in the 1980s: What Lies Ahead?

Glossary: City Jargon: What Does it Mean?


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Financial Markets

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1970 and 1996, draw together research by leading academics in the area of economic and financial markets, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine the stock exchange, capital cities as financial centres, international capital, the financial system, bond duration, security market indices and artificial intelligence applications on Wall Street, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of financial markets in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students of economics and finance respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General