A Glossary of Colloquial, Slang & Technical Terms in Use on the Stock Exchange and in the Money Market.
London, Wilsons & Milne, 1895
Some definitions may seem self-evident — see 'Chartered Accountants... Members of the Society of Chartered Accountants' — others less so, 'Interest' for instance is defined as 'The usury paid on money lent'. Still more should prove familiar to the modern investor. Thus a 'Stag' is still today the 'slang name for a speculator who applies for shares or stock in new concerns or issues which are quoted at a premium, hoping to obtain an allotment and secure a profit without holding the stock'.
First edition; 8vo (17.5 x 13 cm); ownership inscription in pencil to title page, 6pp publisher's ads. to rear; original green cloth, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, edges stained red, minor wear to extremities; , 210, pp.
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