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Investing Online For Dummies, 6th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-22802-9
408 pages
December 2007
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Investors are becoming a lot more independent these days. With the stock market sinking and soaring from day to day, retirement plans becoming less certain, and a longer life expectancy in retirement, more people are looking for some control over their investments. If you’re one of them, Investing Online For Dummies, 6th Edition might be just what you’re looking for.

The Internet brings a world of investment resources to your desktop, but how do you find your way through the dizzying array of investment possibilities? The Dummies Way, of course! This book helps you set reasonable expectations, assess your risk tolerance, choose an asset allocation, analyze and select investments, and maximize your financial success. You’ll discover how to

  • Determine how much you can afford to invest
  • Choose an online broker
  • Research, trade, and track investments online
  • Measure the potential return of a stock
  • Maximize your investment knowledge and build a profitable portfolio
  • Buy bonds online
  • Understand options, commodities, and IPOs

If you’ve decided to take control of your investments but don’t want to make it your full-time job, Investing Online For Dummies, 6th Edition gives you the important information that will also give you confidence. Completely updated to cover all the new online tools and resources, it even provides some bonus assistance on the companion Web site.

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Introduction.

Part I: Getting Started Investing Online.

Chapter 1: Getting Yourself Ready for Online Investing.

Chapter 2: Getting Your PC Ready for Online Investing.

Chapter 3: Choosing the Best Account Type for You.

Chapter 4: Connecting with an Online Broker.

Chapter 5: Getting It Done: How to Enter and Execute Trades.

Part II: Using Online Investment Resources.

Chapter 6: Why Stock Prices Rise and Fall.

Chapter 7: Connecting with Other Investors Online.

Chapter 8: Measuring Your Performance.

Chapter 9: Choosing an Asset Allocation.

Chapter 10: Finding and Buying Mutual Funds.

Chapter 11: Finding and Buying Exchange-Traded Funds.

Part III: Maximizing Investment Knowledge.

Chapter 12: Putting Companies Under the Microscope.

Chapter 13: Evaluating Stocks’ Prospects.

Chapter 14: Finding Investment Ideas with Online Stock Screens.

Chapter 15: Analyzing the Analysts and Stock Pickers.

Chapter 16: Researching and Buying Bonds Online.

Part IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Top Mistakes Made by Online Investors.

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Protect Your Investments and Identity Online.

Bonus Chapters on the Web Site.

Bonus Chapter 1: Broadening Your Horizons: International Stocks.

Bonus Chapter 2: Taking It Further: Technical Analysis and Initial Public Offerings.

Bonus Chapter 3: Online Investors’ Ten Most Common Questions.

Index.

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Matt Krantz is a financial writer and reporter who covers investments and financial markets for USA TODAY. He also answers a different reader question every weekday in his Ask Matt column at USATODAY.com.
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