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Equities: An Introduction to the Core Concepts

ISBN: 978-0-470-82144-2
250 pages
December 2006
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Each book in the series cuts through the jargon and mystique of the financial markets to give the reader a clear picture of how and why these markets function as they do.

Key features include:

  • clear definitions of financial terms
  • worked examples of transactions and contracts
  • summaries and overviews
  • valuation techniques
  • quick Quiz questions to reinforce the learning experience
  • strip cartoons to explain complex trades
  • entertaining cartoons from Alex to lighten the load
  • war stories and anecdotes from Mark Mobius based on his remarkable experiences
  • other Resources section to guide the reader to other useful books, websites and reference material.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Equity Concept: Why Shares Exist.

Chapter 2. The Rewards of Equity Ownership.

Chapter 3. Risks in Owning Equity.

Chapter 4. Reducing Risk.

Chapter 5. Understanding Corporate Behavior.

Chapter 6. Types of Shares.

Chapter 7. Initial Public Offerings. (IPOs).

Chapter 8. Trading in Shares.

Chapter 9. Financial Statements.

Chapter 10. Security Analysis.

Chapter 11. Equity Investment Management.

Appendix: Stock and Option Exchanges Around the World.


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Author Information

Mark Mobius, Managing Director, Ph.D., joined Templeton in 1987. As President of the Templeton Emerging Markets Fund, Inc, he currently dir5ects the analysts based in Templeton's 12 emerging markets offices and manages the emerging markets portfolios. Dr. Mobius has spent more than 30 years working in emerging markets all over the world.

Dr. Mobius has received the following awards: Emerging Markets Equity Manager of the Year 2001 by International Money Marketing. Ten Top Money Managers of the 20th Century in a survey by the Carson Group in 1999, Number One Global Emerging Market Fund in the 1998 Reuters Survey, 1994 First in Business Money Manager of the Year b CNBC, Closed-End Fund Manager of the year in 1993 by Morningstar, Investment Trust Manger of the Year 1993 by Sunday Telegraph and Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People by Asiamoney.

Dr. Mobius earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in economics and political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of the books trading with China, The Investor's Guide to Emerging Markets, Mobius on Emerging Markets, and Passport to Profits.

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