My Salary : Investing in Stocks and Shares Explained

Your hard earned money... just sitting in a current account? One consideration for many is to invest a comfortable amount (something they can afford to lose) in the stock market.

However many are justifiably put off by confusing jargon and rhetoric that can surround the markets until you understand what it all means. The articles in this category explain some of the terms you might hear in and around the stock market so help give a simple understanding of what it is, what to consider and some of the concepts involved.


Asset Securitisation
Bond Credit Ratings Explained
Bond Market Correlation
Bond terminology: Maturity
Bond terms explained: Coupon
Bond terms explained: Covenant
Bond terms explained: Price and Yield
Bonds and Bullets
Convertible Gilts Explained
Corporate Bond Markets
Cum Dividend Bargains explained
Dirty Pricing and Clean Pricing Explained
Dual Currency Bonds
Emerging Bond Markets
Equity Sweeteners Explained
Ex-Dividend Bargains
Expectations theory of the yield curve
Features of a financial bond
Floating Rate Notes
Forward Rates Explained
How spot rates relate to forward rates
How to forecast the yield curve
Index linked Stocks
Interest Rate Policy and Yields
International Capital Flows: Pros and Cons
Investments and the Yield
Liquidation of a Company: Priorities
Liquidity Preference Explained
Method for Deriving Spot Rates
Money and Equity Market Relationships
More features of bonds to consider
Other Bond Redemption Types
Problems with asset backed bonds
Relationship between bond price and yield
Secondary Bond Market Explained
Security offered on Bonds
Spot Rate and Bonds
Syndicated Loans Explained
The Gross Redemption Yield
The Interest Rate Cycle
The Price Arbitrage Method
The Primary Bonds Market
Types of Bond Coupon
Types of Gilts Issue
Why Market Inefficiencies are Interesting
Working out Forward Rates

Exchange Rates

Balance of Payments Approach
Bearish Patterns Explained
Bullish Patterns Explained
Exchange Rate Forecasting
Factors affecting currency supply and demand
Fixed Exchange Rates
Technical Analysis
The Asset Market Approach
The Exchange Rate Mechanism Explained
The Interest Parity Condition

Financial Analysis

Continuation Patterns Explained
Foreign currency and moving averages
Gap Analysis
Japanese Candlestick Charts: Money and Currency Analysis
Momentum indicators in the financial markets
Profit in the financial markets: contrarian indicators
The breakaway gap: Currency Analysis
The Common Gap: Currency Analysis
The exhaustion gap: Currency Analysis
The runaway gap: Currency Analysis

Foreign Exchange

Borrowing and Depositing Foreign Currency
Cross Rates Explained
Currency Options
EuroCurrency markets Explained
Flexible Exchange Rates Explained
Foreign Currency Arbitrage Explained
Forward contracts: points to consider
Long term currency swaps
Spot Transactions Explained
The EuroNote Market
The Forward Currency Market Explained
What is Purchasing Power Parity
What is the foreign exchange market?
Why Cross Rates are Useful

Money Markets

Bills of Exchange Explained
Certificates of Deposit Explained
Market participants: the Bank of England
The Bank of Japan
The Banks and the Markets
The European Central Bank
The term LIBOR Explained
Treasury Bills Explained
US market interest rates
What is a Repo


Banking Sector Explained
Beverages Sector Explained
How Popular Shares are Calculated
The Aerospace And Defence Sector Explained
The best stock market sector to invest in 2008
The Electricity Sector Explained
The Leisure Sector Explained
The Mining Sector Explained
The Mobile Telephony Sector Explained
What are sectors?