(back cover) Rave reviews for previous editions. . . A"Look for BarronA's Finance & Investment Handbook. . . . This is the most comprehensive reference guide IA've seen on investing.A" A--Dan Rutherford, A"On the MoneyA" Tulsa World A"A good reference for any investor. . . .A" A--Atlanta Constitution A." . . most comprehensive. . . . ...
(back cover) Rave reviews for previous editions. . . A"Look for BarronA's Finance & Investment Handbook. . . . This is the most comprehensive reference guide IA've seen on investing.A" A--Dan Rutherford, A"On the MoneyA" Tulsa World A"A good reference for any investor. . . .A" A--Atlanta Constitution A." . . most comprehensive. . . . An excellent investment guide.A" A--The Christian Science Monitor A" . . . should be required reading for students, investors and writers. . . .A" A--USA Today A"A fast resource, loaded with information, excellent for the general reader.A" A--(Long Island, NY) Newsday A." . . a teeming reservoir of information.A" A--The Oakland Tribune A." . . the best thing to hit business and finance since the ticker tape.A" A--(Denver) Rocky Mountain News (front flap) Previous editions of this comprehensive reference book have been called A"required reading for students, investors, and writersA" by " USA Today, " and A"a teeming reservoir of informationA" by the " Oakland Tribune. " Updated to reflect the latest investment climate, this new edition presents a financial dictionary of more than 5,000 terms, an analysis of many current investment opportunities, guidelines for non-experts on what to look for when reading corporate reports and financial news sources, an up-to-date directory of hundreds of publicly traded corporations in the United States, Canada, and around the world, and a directory listing the names, addresses, and web sites of brokerage houses, mutual funds families, banks, federal and state regulators, and other major financial institutions. Whether youA're a large or a small investor, or even if you are just considering your first personal investment, youA'll find indispensable information for planning and strengthening your portfolio. (back flap) THE AUTHORS John Downes is the author of many books and is a financial consultant and writer whose career encompasses banking, corporate and public finance, and investor relations. He has been affiliated with several institutions in the private and public sectors, including the Chase Manhattan Bank, Avco Financial Services, and New York CityA's Office for Economic Development. Jordan Elliot Goodman is a financial analyst and commentator who appears frequently on TV and radio, and gives speeches across the United States. For many years, he was the Wall Street correspondent for Money magazine and a commentator for NBC News at Sunrise. He appears frequently on NBCA's Today Show, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, and Fox News Network. He is the author of EveryoneA's Money Book, Reading Between the Lines, and Master Your Money Type. He is the President of the Financial Services Division of the Freedom Investment Club, the largest investment club in North America, which can be found at www.ficinvestors.com. Mr. GoodmanA's web site is at www.moneyanswers.com."
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