Chapter 16
Ups and Downs: The Financial Markets
In This Chapter
• Key financial markets
• Major types of financial securities
• How the markets work
• Interpreting market activity
The financial markets have always played a key role in business, and in recent years that role has become even more important. Despite occasional (and inevitable) market turmoil, more companies are issuing an ever-broader range of financial instruments to an ever-broader base of investors. As a result, the financial markets now affect every business on some level. In addition, over the course of your career, you will probably be investing your company’s money or your own, if you aren’t already doing so. Moreover, the financial markets are barometers of business psychology ...

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