High-Powered Investing All-In-One For Dummies
This hands-on resource arms you with an arsenal of advanced investing techniques for everything from stocks and futures to options and exchange-traded funds. You’ll find out how to trade on the FOREX market, evaluate annuities, choose the right commodities, and buy into hedge funds. And, you’ll get up to speed on using business fundamentals and technical analysis to help you make smarter decisions and maximize your returns. You’ll also find ways to be as aggressive as your personality and bank account allow, without taking foolish or excessive risks. Discover how to:
- Conduct preliminary research
- Evaluate businesses
- Invest for growth and income
- Minimize your investing risk
- Read financial statements
- Understand your tax obligations
- Trade foreign currencies, futures, and options
- Get a feel for markets and react quickly to fluctuations
- Spot and forecast pricing trends
- Take advantage of online trading innovations
The key to expanding your investment opportunities successfully is information. Whether you’re just beginning to explore more advanced investing or have been dabbling in it for a while, High-Powered Investing All-In-One For Dummies gives you the information, strategies, and techniques you need to make your financial dreams come true.
Book I: Investment Basics.
Chapter 1: What Every Investor Should Know.
Chapter 2: Indexes and Exchanges.
Book II: Basic Investments: Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, and More.
Chapter 1: Playing the Market: Stocks.
Chapter 2: Many Happy Returns: Bonds.
Chapter 3: Getting to Know Mutual Funds.
Chapter 4: The ABCs of ETFs.
Chapter 5: Annuities.
Book III: Futures and Options.
Chapter 1: Futures and Options Fundamentals.
Chapter 2: Being a Savvy Futures and Options Trader.
Chapter 3: Basic Trading Strategies.
Chapter 4: Advanced Speculation Strategies.
Book IV: Commodities.
Chapter 1: A Commodities Overview.
Chapter 2: Understanding How Commodity Exchanges Work.
Chapter 3: Welcoming Commodities into Your Portfolio.
Chapter 4: The Power House: Making Money in Energy.
Chapter 5: Pedal to the Metal: Investing in Metals.
Chapter 6: Down on the Farm: Trading Agricultural Products.
Book V: Foreign Currency Trading.
Chapter 1: Your Forex Need-to-Know Guide.
Chapter 2: Major and Minor Currency Pairs.
Chapter 3: The Mechanics of Currency Trading.
Chapter 4: Gathering and Interpreting Economic Data.
Chapter 5: Advice for Successful Forex Trading.
Chapter 6: Putting Your Trading Plan in Action.
Book VI: Hedge Funds.
Chapter 1: Getting the 411 on Hedge Funds.
Chapter 2: Looking before You Leap: How Hedge Funds Work.
Chapter 3: Taking the Plunge.
Chapter 4: A Potpourri of Hedge Fund Strategies.
Chapter 5: Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance.
Book VII: Value Investing.
Chapter 1: An Investor’s Guide to Value Investing.
Chapter 2: A Value Investor’s Guide to Financial Statements.
Chapter 3: Using Ratios as a Valuation Tool.
Chapter 4: Valuing a Business.
Book VIII: Technical Analysis.
Chapter 1: Wrapping Your Brain around Technical Analysis.
Chapter 2: Reading Basic Bars to Special Bars.
Chapter 3: Charting the Market with Candlesticks.
Chapter 4: Seeing Patterns and Drawing Trendlines.
Chapter 5: Transforming Channels into Forecasts.
Brian Dolan (Currency Trading For Dummies) has 15 years of experience in the foreign exchange markets, including trading and analyst roles at top-tier financial institutions. In addition to overseeing fundamental and technical research at FOREX.com, Mr. Dolan publishes a daily technical analysis report and weekly macro research report for the exclusive use of FOREX.com clients. He has also published numerous articles on currency trading strategies and risk management. Mr. Dolan is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Dr. Joe Duarte (Futures & Options For Dummies, Futures Trading For Dummies) analyzes intelligence and global geopolitical events and their
effects on the financial markets. He reaches thousands of investors daily through his own Web site (www.joe-duarte.com) and FinancialWire, where he is a featured syndicated columnist. Dr. Duarte is frequently quoted in the major media, including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, Marketwatch.com, and CNN.com. He is the author of Successful Energy Sector Investing and Successful Biotech Investing, and the coauthor of After-Hours Trading Made Easy. One of CNBC’s original Market Mavens, Dr. Duarte has been writing about the financial markets since 1990.
Mark Galant (Currency Trading For Dummies) has enjoyed a 25-year career in and around Wall Street, first as a trader and market maker and from 1994 to 1999 as Vice Chairman of FNX Ltd, the trading technology firm. Mr. Galant’s last trading position was global head of FX options at Credit Suisse; he has also been a money manager for famed hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones. Mr. Galant founded GAIN Capital in October 1999; today, the firm’s proprietary trading platform is used by clients from 140 countries and supports a monthly trading volume in excess of $100 billion. Mr. Galant holds a BS in finance from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business
Ann C. Logue, MBA (Hedge Funds For Dummies) has 12 years of working experience in financial services and has taught finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a finance writer who has written numerous articles on investment and hedge funds, and she has edited publications on equity trading and risk management.
Paul Mladjenovic (Stock Investing For Dummies, 2nd Edition) is a well-known certified financial planner and investing consultant with over 19 years of experience writing and teaching about common stocks and related investments. He owns PM Financial Services.
Kerry Pechter (Annuities For Dummies) is a finance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Men’s Health, and many other national publications. He is currently the senior editor for Annuity Market News, a monthly newsletter published by SourceMedia, Inc.
Barbara Rockefeller (Technical Analysis For Dummies) is an international economist and forecaster specializing in foreign exchange. She was a pioneer in technical analysis and also in combining technical analysis with fundamental analysis. She publishes two reports daily using both techniques (www.rtsforex.com) for professional fund managers, corporate hedgers, and individual traders. The trading advice newsletter has an average annual hypothetical return over 50 percent since 1994 and has never posted a losing year. She is the author of three other books and contributes a regular column to Currency Trader magazine.
Peter J. Sander, MBA (Value Investing For Dummies) is a professional author, researcher, and investor. His 15 titles include The 250 Personal Finance Questions Everybody Should Ask, Everything Personal Finance, and the Cities Ranked & Rated series. He has also developed over 150 columns for MarketWatch and TheStreet.com. He has completed Certified Financial Planner (CFP) education and testing requirements and has invested actively for over 40 years.
Russell Wild, MBA (Bond Investing For Dummies, Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies) is the author or coauthor of nearly two dozen nonfiction books, including The Unofficial Guide to Getting a Divorce (Wiley) with attorney Susan Ellis Wild (his ex-wife). Wild is also a NAPFA-registered, fee-only financial advisor based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.