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An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Trading, Markets, Instruments, and Processes by R. Tee Williams

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Support Processes

A number of important processes are not directly involved in the trading and settlement processes but are nevertheless essential to the markets (see Figure 4.3). Here, we consider some of the more important processes that make trading possible or more efficient.

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Figure 4.3 Support processes provide additional functions necessary to the primary and secondary markets but not directly involved in raising capital or trading.

Investment research

“Investment research” is the generalized term for published financial analysis of traded instruments that has the purpose of helping prospective buyers and sellers come to their own ...

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