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FT Guide to Using the Financial Pages (The FT Guides)

FT Guide to Using the Financial Pages (The FT Guides) [Kindle Edition]

Romesh Vaitilingam
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Product Description

This thorough reference guide to reading and really understanding the financial pages shows you where to look for information and how to make best use of it. Designed for a range of users, from corporate managers to individual investors, it shows you how to assess and evaluate information so as to benefit your investing and saving strategies and better understand economic indicators and financial jargon.


Financial Guide to Using the Financial Pages uses real examples from the financial newspapers, case studies of businesses, company reports and electronic information.


This new edition has been fully updated with new features, including:

- A wider range of examples of financial information.

- References at the end of each chapter, rather than at the end of the book.

- Online and ‘new media’ references incorporated throughout the book

- More discussion on financial regulation and govern­mental bodies.

- A glossary of financial terms.


From the Back Cover

‘This is an excellent book … Romesh Vaitilingam has a gift for explaining a great deal of what goes on in financial markets in terms that people can understand.’

David Miles, External Member, Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee

'An essential guide for everyone who wants to be able to interpret financial and economic information.'

Evdoxia Pliota, Group Risk, HSBC Holdings

‘The definitions and insight this book provides will remain of lasting value to readers.’

Financial Times

‘A good buy for anyone interested in the subject.’

The Independent


The Financial Times Guide to Using the Financial Pages is the definitive guide to finding, reading, understanding and acting on financial information.

Beginning with an explanation of the financial markets and key players, Romesh Vaitilingam teaches you the language of modern finance and investment. He shows you how to assess and evaluate information so as to benefit your investing and saving strategies, and to improve your general business knowledge.

The sixth edition of this bestselling guide to financial information shows you what you need to know and where to find it, and how to make the best use of financial and economic statistics. Thoroughly updated, new sections include:

  • An explanation of the roots of the recent financial crisis and economic downturn, and an account of how crisis jargon has become mainstream, what it means and how it affects you

  • Descriptions of the key international organisations of the world economy, including the G20, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank

  • How to sift through print and online material to find out what really is valuable

  • A glossary of key words, key ratios and key stock market indicators


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7296 KB
  • Print Length: 376 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 6 edition (27 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #199,803 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Good grief it's hard work... 22 Feb 2014
I bought the earlier version of this book and found it impenetrable. Not only is it very hard work it's also soul soul-destroyingly boring. This guy should be locked up because he's a danger to himself and others. If you're looking for interesting information, look elsewhere. All you'll be doing here is reaching for the aspirin.
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