An A B C for inexperienced investors, with a good deal of sound basic information for those who think they know it already. But definitely not a guide to getting rich overnight. Outlines history of prosperity curves, depression curves, and indicates the normal expectancy, which types of business to watch as barometers, and so on. Defines various classifications of investment. Indicates what information is essential to intelligent study of available investments. An excellent first book on the subject for beginning students of finance.