From the Publisher
This no-nonsense guide to the markets offers comprehensive coverage of the entire investment and finance marketplace--from stocks, bonds, and mutual funds to futures, options, and the international marketplace. The book also weaves vital background material on the economy, major industries and politics, and explores the impact of these and other phenomena on the markets. Both newcomers and seasoned veterans will find valuable insight on the big picture of markets. It covers the basics behind each market, outlines its historic origins, and then walks readers through the various methods available to get the best return on their investments.
From the Back Cover
From the Foreword by Charles Schwab
"The Investor's Business Daily Guide to the Markets is. . .clear, concise, innovative, and authoritative, giving you the information you need to make important investment decisions with confidence. Whether you're a new or experienced investor, you'll learn a great deal from this book. What a pleasure it is to discover a book that tells it like it is with no hidden agendas. It's sure to pay you dividends and capital gains again and again in the years ahead."
"Before investing in the markets, you should invest in this book." —Alice Kane Executive Vice President, New York Life Insurance Company
"Investor's Business Daily Guide to the Markets is the quintessential guide for anyone interested in gaining insight and helpful information about the financial markets." —Louis G. Navellier, President, Navellier & Associates Inc., Editor, MPT Review.
"A great book for people who want to understand the markets. Don't miss this comprehensive roundup—the mutual funds chapter alone is worth the price of the book." —James M. Benham, Chairman of the Board, Benham Funds.
"Developing an investment portfolio is like building a house: you must start with a solid foundation. This book gives you the investment foundation you need. Buy it before you put another dollar in stocks, bonds, or mutual funds."—Ted Allrich. author, The Online Investor "The On-line Investor" (America Online).
"Bill O'Neil, for years the unheralded hero of institutional investors worldwide, began offering his expertise to the individual investor over ten years ago through Investor's Business Daily newspaper. Now his Investor's Business Daily Guide to the Markets takes the next step for investors by putting basic financial information into meaningful terms and useful strategies. This is a 'must read' for all investors —big and small." —Richard W. Perkins, CFA, President and Portfolio Manager, Perkins Capital Management, Inc.