Summary of How to Buy Stocks
First Edition: 1994
Copyright © 1994 by Little, Brown and Company
Published by arrangement with Little, Brown and Company
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In this eighth edition of Louis Engel’s classic stock market primer, former Merrill Lynch Vice President Henry R. Hecht adds updated information for contemporary readers. This critically acclaimed book provides a ground-level explanation of nearly every aspect of the stock market and investing, while also offering savvy investment principles. It introduces readers to common investment terms and provides a broad picture of stock investing. The book is well-organized and clearly written, as befits a traditional reference in the field. As the author says, “This is a book about how to make your money earn more money for you by investing it. It is not a book about how to make a fortune.” getAbstract recommends this manual to neophyte investors and anyone who wants to learn how to make sound long-term investments in the stock market.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to decipher investment terminology
- Why it’s wise to educate yourself before making an investment
- Why investing in your government may be the safest bet of all
About the Authors
Henry R. Hecht is a former vice president and manager of editorial services at Merrill Lynch. He now works as a writer and an editorial consultant. Louis Engel, the original author of How to Buy Stocks, devoted his career to the investment trade.
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