More than just an investment dictionary, 101 Investment Tools for Buying Low and Selling High analyzes in a concise style various investment vanes-from stock indexes to measures of affordable housing to leading economic reports.
Learn what these measures are, who's compiling them, where they are easily found, and how they can, or cannot, be used to guide your investment decisions.
At your fingertips are fast and reliable explanations of all the everyday terms and tools investors need, each discussed in an easy-to-follow, structured format:
What is it?
How is it computed?
Can you give a example?
Where is it found?
How is it applied?
How is it used for investment decision?
Are there any words of caution?
In today's complex climate, understanding and using such investment tools are the keys to success.
New investment vehicles are introduced almost everyday. 101 Investment Tools for Buying Low and Selling High is your guide to the best financial barometers.
Table of Contents
Amex Major Marker Index (MMI)
Amex Market Value Index (AMVI)
Amex: Other Indexes
Arms Index (TRIN)
Beta for a Mutual Fund
Beta for a Security
Bond Market Indexes
Breadth (Advanced Decline) Index
Changes: Up and Down
Crude-Oil Spot Price
Dow Jones Industrial Average
Dow Jones Industry Groups
Dow Jones Global Stock Indexes
Dow Jones Transportation Average
Dow Jones Utilities Average
Economic Indicators and Bond Yields
Economic Indicators and Stocks
Economic Indicators: Factory Orders-Purchasing Manager's Index
Economic Indicators: Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Economic Indicators: Housing Starts and Construction Spending
Economic Indicators: Index of Leading Indicators
Economic Indicators: Industrial Production-Capacity Utilization
Economic Indicators: Inflation
Economic Indicators: Money Supply
Economic Indicators: Personal Income and Confidence Indexes
Economic Indicators: Productivity
Economic Indicators: Recession
Economic Indicators: Retail Sales
Economic Indicators: Unemployment Rate, Initial Jobless Claims, and Help Wanted Index
Economic Indicators: U.S. Balance of Payments, Value of the Dollar
Footnotes on Newspaper Financial Tables
FT-SE "Footsie" 100 (U.K.) Stock Index
German Share Index (Frankfurt Dax)
Gold Spot Price
Gross Income Multiplier (GIM)
Initial Public Offerings
Insider Trading Activity
Interest Rates: FED Funds, Discount and Prime
Interest Rates: 30-Year Treasury Bonds
Interest Rates: Three-Month Treasury Bills
IBD's "Intelligent" Tables
Japanese Candlestick Charts
Jensen's Performance Measure (Alpha)
Lipper Mutual Fund Indexes
Lipper Mutual Fund Rankings
Morgan Stanley Eafe Index
Morningstar Mutual Fund Rankings
Most Active Issues
Mutual Fund Cash-to-Assets Ratio
Mutual Funds: Evaluation Tools
Mutual Funds: Sales Figures
New Highs-to-Lows Indexes
Nikkei (Tokyo) Stock Index
Real Estate Tools
Russel 2000 Index
Safety and Timeliness Ranking
Sharpe's Risk-Adjusted Return
Standard & Poor's 500 Indexes
Standard & Poor's Other Stock Indexes
Support and Resistance Levels
Tick and Closing Tick
Trading Volume Gauges
Treynor's Performance Measure
Value Line Averages
Wilshire 5,000 Equity Index
Yield on an Investment
"Anyone who wants to understand what makes the market tick will want to keep 101 Investment Tools on their desk. I am really impressed with how effectively Jae and Jonathan explain how each of these market indicators works, and more importantly, how they can work for you."-Paul A. Merriman, President, Paul A. Merriman & Associates