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.
A good buy for anyone interested in the subject.
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