The Economist Guide to Financial Markets
History is littered with disasters that occurred because people got involved with financial markets they didn't
properly understand. The Economist Guide to Financial Markets, now in its fifth edition, is designed to help
non-specialist readers understand how the markets work. The book includes chapters on the credit, equity,
commodity, and derivatives markets, explaining why they exist, how they operate, and what factors affect
prices and rates. Written in non-technical language, this is a useful guide for anyone wishing to understand
The Economist Guide to Financial Markets has been translated extensively. The sixth edition will be published in English late in 2013.