Guide to Financial Markets (6th edition)

  • by Marc Levinson
  • Narrated by Philip Franks
  • 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The definitive guide to why different financial markets exist and how they operate.
This edition brings the listener right up to speed with the latest developments in financial instruments and provides a clear and incisive guide to this complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. With chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options, and other derivatives, it looks at why these markets exist, how they work and who trades in them, and it gives a run-down of the factors that affect prices and rates.
Business history is littered with disasters that occurred because people involved their firms in financial markets they didn't properly understand. Read this book and you and your company won't be new additions to this list.
A fabulous source of reference for anyone wishing to understand financial markets - there is no better guide.

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This sharpened my understanding

I have an informal self-education in this topic. I have, for example, a basic ready definition of what a money market fund is, and how a mutual fund works. This refreshes these basic understandings across the full range of markets, and sharpens them nicely. Alongside definitions we get well-chosen bits of background and history where appropriate. It moves briskly and held my attention well.
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- Phil O.

Great reference book

This book is fantastic for the breadth of material it covers. It does not cover any one subject in enough detail that it could be used as a reference for that particular subject however. For example, if you were interested in learning how to invest in bonds, I have would not recommend buying this book and counting on its section on bonds to provide enough information to do so. However, if you are looking to begin learning about financial markets, this book is perfect. It gives clear, easy to follow introductory explanations of virtually all securities and markets around the world.
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- Mike Kirby

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-24-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios