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Visual Guide to Financial Markets by David Wilson

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Overview

Financial markets offer you two basic investment choices: debt or equity. You can lend money to a government or company for some amount of time, or you can buy at least a share of companies and hard assets.

Debt represents a promise to pay. A borrower is required to make interest payments, if any, according to a schedule that’s set when the loan is made. The borrower eventually has to repay the full amount and possibly a little extra.

Equity means full or partial ownership. Entire companies are bought and sold in the stock market along with their shares. Gold, other commodities, and real estate change hands through markets as well. ...

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