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DO NOT BUY ...
on 3 February 2014
... if you're looking for an introductory/ beginners' guide to financial markets.
This book is essentially an overview of financial markets, but it can be particularly unintelligible and assumes that you already have at least an intermediate/ graduate level understanding of this subject.
I'm currently in the throes of finishing a degree in Economics, and I found this book to be confusing, frustrating and, as a consequence of it not explaining key-concepts well, utterly tedious. If I hadn't studied economics at the level that I have, then I would have been completely lost.
I didn't rate it 1 star because it doesn't explicitly say that this guide is for beginners. Unless you have a good grasp of the subject material already and are wishing to merely consolidate your knowledge and understanding, then avoid this book.
My advice would be to use Wikipedia or Khan Academy, if you're interested in learning about financial markets from scratch, as both elucidate this subject far more than this book, and they're free resources.