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The Complete Investment and Finance Dictionary: The Most Thorough and Updated Reference Available [Paperback]

By Howard Bryan Bonham (Author)
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Studio: Adams Media
Pages   726
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.01" Width: 4.24" Height: 1.45"
Weight:   1.19 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2001
Publisher   Adams Media
ISBN  1580623727  
ISBN13  9781580623728  
UPC  045079203723  

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More About Howard Bryan Bonham

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Colt Kincaid, who also writes as Howard Bryan Bonham, edited a daily newspaper and then the investment newsletter, Brookmire Investment Reports. Later, it became the Standard & Poor Outlook. He is an award-winning writer, having won Graham-Dodd Awards from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts in two separate years. When the bubble burst on Internet stocks as well as stocks in general in the 1990s, he published his The Complete Investment and Financial Dictionary, and resolved to concentrate on freelance and creative writing. Presently, he lives in Maryland, a few miles from the Chesa-peake Bay. The eastern shore is one of his favorite places and he goes there as often as possible. After a career of writing structured reports on portfolios, companies and industries, he has broken free and is no longer a danger to the investment public. However, he does not rule out tackling investment topics again; for his cowering CFA muse, whose pinstriped suit was taken to the cleaners in the recent financial crash, still hangs around, waiting for his good-as-new duds to be ready.

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The Complete Investment & Finance Dictionary  Oct 14, 2002
A little over a year ago we bought our first house. We also began a serious look at our investment portfolio. One of the tools that we have found invaluable in our financial education has been The Complete Investment & Finance Dictionary by Howard Bryan Bonham, CFA.

This easy-to-use dictionary proved to be a great resource as we examined several possibilities for our 401(K) plans, invested in real estate, and considered market risks. This impressive dictionary cuts to the chase, and we found the cross-references particularly helpful. We also appreciated Mr. Bonham's humor as he speaks to the novice and experienced investor (i.e. consider a potential investment in Sour Grapes Vineyard).

No longer is the Business section of the daily paper a hassle or challenge to read with this handy resource by our side. We highly recommend Mr. Bonham's insightful dictionary to all students of investment and finance, in offices, a classrooms or homes. We continue to purchase copies as gifts for friends, family and associates.

The Complete Investment and Finance Dictionary  Oct 10, 2002
At last, a wonderfully user-friendly resource for gaining an understanding of investments and the financial market. Many folks consider the language of Wall Street to be intimidating jargon. This book, step by step, clearly explains concepts and phrases found within the financial world. Due to the author's discerning manner of writing, the reader is able to follow along without difficulty. Here is a book I am both proud to own, and lucky to have come across. It sits within easy access.
Author's Answer to Review  Sep 13, 2002
This is a response to Karin B. Bonding's review of September 2, in which she criticizes certain aspects of "The Complete Investment and Finance Dictionary." While I appreciate her taking the time to review the book, her review could have been more useful had it not misquoted the text; and also recognized any attributes of the book. But, perhaps I dream on that score. Readers should find it useful to read the review by and "Financial Analysts Journal".

* As to the omission of certain topics she mentioned, they are statistical concepts, more applicable to sophisticated capital market theory. However, some of those she noted do appear in other topics in the dictionary.

* The dictionary does not say, as she suggests, "beta value [is] the percentage return ..."
It does say, "In the statistical analysis of stock prices, (the Beta is) the percentage return experienced by a stock during a period attributable to general stock market activity." That means that a regression analysis estimates that the S&P 500 Index influenced the return of the stock by an amount that is represented by the Beta coefficient.

* The dictionary does not say, as she suggests, that the Beta moves between zero and one.
It does say, "The closer to "one" the value is, the more it moves with the stock market. Conversely, the closer to "zero" the value is, the less it moves with the stock market."

The Complete Investment and Finance Dictionary  Sep 2, 2002
At first I was so excited about a new and updated Investment & Finance Dictionary that I bought two of them and gave one as a gift to the library in China where I sometimes teach. How I quickly came to regret it. This is the worst investment & finance dictionary that I have seen. For example, how can you not have words like "correlation" , "R-squared" or "covariance" in a dictionary about investments? How can you say that "beta value [is] the percentage return ..." and then in the next sentence say that it moves between zero and one. Last I looked, stocks have returned several percentages from zero to hundreds or even thousands of %, or for that matter dropped 90-95% or even 100% in last few years. The definition is simply wrong. The Barron's Dictionary and the Gastineau/ Kritzman Dictionary are much better and more accurate if you are looking for investment and finance terms.

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