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The Investor's Primer | By John Moody



There has long been a demand for a concise handbook which would give, in simple, understandable language, definitions of all the important terms and phrases employed in the investment and banking business. This little book represents an effort to in some measure supply this demand. The book is really in two parts, the first part covering the general definitions of finance; the second giving specific information regarding the various issues of preferred and guaranteed stocks which are generally classed among the investment issues. Many other small books furnish information regarding bonds, quotations, etc., etc., but this specific and useful information has not, as far as the writer knows, been heretofore presented for popular uses, in this particular way. Although the definitions are all arranged alphabetically in dictionary style, yet, to facilitate practical use of the volume, an alphabetical index is inserted in the back.

TitleThe Investor's Primer
AuthorJohn Moody
PublisherJohn Moody -The Moody Corporation
Year1907
Copyright1907, John Moody -The Moody Corporation
AmazonThe Investor's Primer
-Introduction
THE investment of money is a business, just as the manufacture of shoes and the selling of food are businesses. But modern investing is even more than a business; it is influenced by and covers all bu...
-Part I. The Investor's Primer
Account And Risk The forms usually provided by brokers for the use of their customers when giving orders for purchases or sales of securities, bears the inscription, Buy or sell for my account and r...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 2
Allotment A term used in connection with the amounts assigned to members or subscribers in underwriting syndicates. For example, it is generally understood when an underwriting syndicate is being for...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 3
Assented Stocks Or Bonds A term which describes securities, deposited under an agreement by which the owners assent to some change in the status of the securities. Many reorganizations of properties ...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 4
Bank Of England The Bank of England, which is the largest and most important monetary institution in the world, was incorporated in 1694. It is the custodian of the public monies of Great Britain and...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 5
Bear A bear in Wall Street is a speculator who works to secure or who believes in lower prices; in the stock market it is one who sells stock short, or advises the selling of stock short for the purp...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 6
Books Opened When the transfer books of the company are opened the ownership of a security can be changed on the record, and at no other time. In other words, while certificates can change hands at a...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 7
Bucket Shop A bucket shop is a place where bets are made on regular exchange quotations. No actual transactions take place. The margin is put up by the customer and a commission is charged for buyin...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 8
Charter The charter or certificate of incorporation of a company is the authority conferred upon it by act of legislature which allows it to do business along certain lines as specified in the charte...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 9
Cumulative Dividends This term carries the same meaning as accumulative dividends. If a dividend on a stock is accumulative it implies that all back dividends must be paid in full before current divi...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 10
Equity The equity in a property is understood to be the difference between the value of the property mortgaged or otherwise encumbered and the amount of the obligation to secure which the property is...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 11
Floating Debt The floating debt of a corporation is the unfunded indebtedness; that is, indebtedness not represented by permanent security. Usually, floating debt consists of money directly borrowed;...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 12
Funded Debt A funded debt of a corporation is a debt usually running some years and represented by one or more issues of bonds. It is distinguished from floating debt chiefly by its relatively perman...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 13
Hypothecation This implies the pledging of securities or other property as collateral for loans. When securities are pledged for a loan the title to them is surrendered for the time being to the bank...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 14
Long Account This term designates a stock or other account on the ledger of a broker which shows one or more purchases made in expectation of a rise in the price of the particular security which is i...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 15
Matched Order A Wall Street term, which means an order to buy and sell the same stock; such an order is usually employed for the purpose of artificially raising or lowering the price of a stock. It i...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 16
Money Market This is a term applied to the business of lending money and not to a place where money is loaned, for there is no specific place (in New York) for lending money. In New York the banks, ...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 17
Non-Assented Stock Or Bonds Stock or bonds which the owners refuse to deposit under an agreement by which their status will be changed. For additional information see Readjustment. Non-Cumulative ...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 18
Par The face value. On the New York Stock Exchange if the face value of a stock is $100 it is at par when it is selling at 100. It is above par when it is selling at a higher price, as 101; it is bel...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 19
Preference Stock This is the English designation for stock that is preferred over other classes as to dividends and assets. It is equivalent to what in the United States is called preferred stock whe...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 20
Proxy A person who is empowered to represent another in a given matter; the name is also given to the instrument by which a person is empowered so to act. A person who votes by proxy on stock belong...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 21
Registered Bond A registered bond is one registered in the name of the owner, and the bond itself bears his name. Such a bond is transferable the same as a stock certificate. The bond itself contains...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 22
Scrip Dividend One payable in scrip, or in other words, a due bill, sometimes bearing interest at the legal rate and usually convertible into stock, but having no voting power and entitled to no divi...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 23
Spread A spread is like a straddle, a double privilege, a put and a call combined. If the stock goes below the price named in the put end (or part), plus the cost of the spread, the holder of the spr...
-The Investor's Primer. Part 24
Train Miles A railroad term; the number of miles traversed by a particular train; or, the number of miles collectively traversed by all trains of a railroad. The result attained by adding together th...
-Part II. Characteristics Of Leading Steam Railroad Preferred Stock Issues
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry Co. 5% Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock The total capital of this system consists of $114,199,-530 preferred and $102,998,000 common stock. Par of both issues, $100. The ...
-Characteristics Of Leading Steam Railroad Preferred Stock Issues. Part 2
Colorado & Southern Ry Preferred Stocks Total outstanding capital consists of $8,-500,000 first 4% non-cumulative preferred, $8,500,000 second 4% non-cumulative preferred and $31,000,000 common stock...
-Characteristics Of Leading Steam Railroad Preferred Stock Issues. Part 3
Reading Company Preferred Stocks Total authorized capital, $28,000,000 first 4% non-cumulative preferred, $42,000,000 second 4% non-cumulative preferred and $70,000,00 common stock. Par of all classe...
-Characteristics Of Leading Guaranteed Investment Stocks
Albany & Susquehanna Rr 9% Guar-Anteed Stock Line of road, Albany to Bing-hamton, N. Y., 142.59 miles. Capital stock, $3,500,-000; par, $100. Leased to Del. & Hud. Co. from February 24, 1870, in perp...
-Characteristics Of Leading Guaranteed Investment Stocks. Part 2
Boston & New York Air Line Rr 4% Guaranteed Preferred Stock Line of road, New Haven to Willimantic, Conn., 52.26 miles. Preferred stock $2,998,500, of which $1,738,000 has been exchanged for N. Y., N...
-Characteristics Of Leading Guaranteed Investment Stocks. Part 3
Columbus & Xenia Rr 8% Guaranteed Stock Line of road: Columbus to Xenia, O., 54.70 miles. Capital stock, $1,786,200; par, $50. Leased Nov. 30, 1868, for 99 years, with privilege of renewal, to Little...
-Characteristics Of Leading Guaranteed Investment Stocks. Part 4
European & North American Ry 5% Guaranteed Stock Line of road, Bangor to Vanceboro, Me., with branches, 120.34 miles. Capital stock, $2,494,100; par, $100. Leased from April 1, 1882, to Maine Cent. R...
-Characteristics Of Leading Guaranteed Investment Stocks. Part 5
Kansas City, St. Louis & Chicago Rr 6% Guaranteed Preferred Stock Line of road, Mexico to Kansas City, Mo., 162 miles. Preferred stock outstanding, $1,750,000. Leased, in perpetuity, from November, 1...
-Characteristics Of Leading Guaranteed Investment Stocks. Part 6
New York & Harlem Rr 14% Guaranteed Common And Preferred Stocks Line of road, New York to Chatham, N. Y., with branches, 136.51 miles. Capital stock, $10,000,000, of which $1,343,950 is preferred and...
-Characteristics Of Leading Guaranteed Investment Stocks. Part 7
Oswego & Syracuse Rr 9% Guaranteed Stock Line of road, Oswego to Syracuse, N. Y., 34.98 miles. Capital stock, $1,320,400; par, $50. Leased February 13, 1869, for term of corporate existence, with ren...
-Characteristics Of Leading Guaranteed Investment Stocks. Part 8
Rensselaer & Saratoga Rr 8% Guaranteed Stock Line of road owned, Saratoga Spa to Lake Station, Whitehall, N. Y., 40.39 miles; Troy to Ballston Spa, 25.48 miles; Eagle Bridge, N. Y., to Rutland, Vt., ...









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