Barron’s Finance & Investment Handbook


(back cover)
Rave reviews for previous editions. . .
aLook for Barronas Finance & Investment Handbook. . . . This is the most comprehensive reference guide Iave seen on investing.a
aDan Rutherford, aOn the Moneya Tulsa World
aA good reference for any investor. . . .a
aAtlanta Constitution
a. . . most comprehensive. . . . An excellent investment guide.a
aThe Christian Science Monitor
a . . . should be required reading for students, investors and writers. . . .a
aUSA Today
aA fast resource, loaded with information, excellent for the general reader.a
a(Long Island, NY) Newsday
a. . . a teeming reservoir of information.a
aThe 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 arequired reading for students, investors, and writersa by ” USA Today, ” and aa 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 youare a large or a small investor, or even if you are just considering your first personal investment, youall find indispensable information for planning and strengthening your portfolio.
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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 Cityas 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 NBCas Today Show, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, and Fox News Network. He is the author of Everyoneas 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 Mr. Goodmanas web site is at


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