1. Financial Tables: Introduction
  2. Financial Tables: Stock Tables/Quotes
  3. Financial Tables: Stock Ticker
  4. Financial Tables: Bond Table
  5. Financial Tables: Mutual Fund Table
  6. Financial Tables: Currency Table
  7. Financial Tables: Options Table

Many new investors are intimidated by the pages and pages of numbers in financial newspapers. It's easy to see why. These tables pack a lot of information into a small space and can be complicated unless you know what you are looking for.

Learning how to read these tables will help you keep track of your portfolio's performance. This tutorial will take you through six of the most popular financial tables and tickers you see in newspapers, on television and on the Internet.

This tutorial will focus on how to interpret the data.

(For a description of how each security works, see, Stock Basics, Bond Basics, Mutual Fund Basics and Options Basics tutorials.)

Financial Tables: Stock Tables/Quotes
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