QUICK SCANS: NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF FINANCE INVESTOR'S DESK REFERENCE
At one time, investing was limited to buying and holding stocks. Saving money was something you did at the bank. Securing a standard of living during retirement meant relying on a pension fund and Social Security. With the advent of options, futures contracts, debt instruments, mutual funds, retirement accounts and the like, today's investor is confronted with a multitude of financial questions in the attempt to best suit his or her goals.