As you can see with my name I am new to the stock market game.However I am now living in Thailand and took interest in the stock market game as Asia's economy is emerging. I already created a virtual portfolio and have played around with different companies.
Since I am new I was hoping to buy some books and learn the basics and how to's and found some high rated ones on Amazon.com. However I was wondering if the things taught in books published that mention the Dow Jones and Nasdaq etc. (All American Yanks stuff) are applicable to all world markets not just the U.S.?
And I was wondering if anyone could give me some references to some good books to get a hold of to learn the nuts and bolts of stock market investing around the world. So two basic questions...
1) Is the information in books published for the stock market that talk about only one country's market applicable to all markets?
2) What are some good books to get to help me get started playing the stock market game?
Thanks in Advance and Cheers!