Financial Times Guide to
Using the Financial Pages
5th Edition

By Romesh Vaitilimgam
Financial Times / Prentice Hall
December 2006
ISBN: 9780273705031
314 Pages, Illustrated, 7 3/8 x 9 1/4"
$59.50 paper original

This fully revised and updated guide is an essential reference for anyone who wants to read and really understand the financial pages. 

It explains where and when to find the critical information, and how to make the best use of the full range of financial and economic data available, within the pink pages or at the click of a button. 

Includes the latest information on globalization and the other ways the internet and IT have transformed finance and investing.

Part 1:            Identifying the players
1                    Investors
2                    Companies
3                    Financial institutions
4                    Governments

Part 2: Interpreting the markets

5                    Stocks and shares: the UK equity markets
6                    Indices and aggregates: market indicators
7                    NYSE and Nasdaq: the US equity markets
8                    European equities: stock markets in the eurozone and beyond
9                    Other international equities: emerging stock markets and world indices
10                Trusts and funds: the managed money markets
11                Bonds and gilts: the international capital markets
12                Cash and currency: the foreign exchange and money markets
13                Futures and options: the derivatives market
14                Primary products: the commodities market

Part 3: Understanding the economies
15                UK economic indicators
16                The European economy: market integration and monetary union
17                The world economy: trade, growth and international institutions

Part 4: Beyond the financial pages
18                Company and investor lives: the key performance indicators
                    by Ken Langdon
19                Finance on the internet: using the electronic financial pages
20                Sources of information: a brief guide
Appendix 1: The key ratios guide
Appendix 2: The key indices guide

Romesh Vaitilingam is a media consultant and writer. He is the author of numerous articles and several successful titles in finance, economics and public policy, including The Ultimate Investor: The People and Ideas that Make Modern Investment (with Dean LeBaron) and The Financial Times Guide to Using Economics and Economic Indicators. As a specialist in translating economic and financial concepts into everyday language, Romesh has advised a number of top management consultancies and investment managers, as well as various UK government agencies. His work also involves media consultancy for the international economic research community, notably advising the Royal Economic Society and the Centre for Economic Policy Research on the management and development of their public profile.

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