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Investing Online For Dummies, 8th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-49536-0
432 pages
December 2012
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Expert online investing advice that you can take to the bank!

Want to take firm control of your investments and reach your financial goals, but baffled by the dizzying array of online tools? Start with this bestselling guide. Investing Online For Dummies, 8th Edition will help you build your portfolio with the latest financial management information, tools, and resources available. This top-notch, incredibly popular guide will help you pick stocks, find an online broker, construct a profitable portfolio, research investment data online, parse risk, analyze stocks and financial statements, and so much more.

  • Addresses critical issues for beginning investors to understand, from setting expectations to determining how much to invest, assessing your comfort level for risk, and finding a broker you trust
  • Guides online investors on how to invest wisely, grow their portfolios, and weigh all their options before making key decisions
  • Highlights a variety of websites, online calculators, databases, and online communities that will help you make beneficial decisions
  • Explores using online tools to calculate returns and risk, how to select mutual funds with online databases, buying bonds online, and more

Investing Online For Dummies, 8th Edition is one investment that is sure to yield a profit...and fast!

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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started Investing Online 7

Chapter 1: Getting Yourself Ready for Online Investing 9

Chapter 2: Getting Your PC Ready for Online Investing 35

Chapter 3: Choosing the Best Account Type for You 65

Chapter 4: Connecting with an Online Broker 93

Chapter 5: Getting It Done: How to Enter and Execute Trades 121

Part II: Using Online Investment Resources 145

Chapter 6: Why Stock Prices Rise and Fall 147

Chapter 7: Connecting with Other Investors Online 173

Chapter 8: Measuring Your Performance 197

Chapter 9: Choosing an Asset Allocation 217

Chapter 10: Finding and Buying Mutual Funds 233

Chapter 11: Finding and Buying Exchange-Traded Funds 253

Part III: Maximizing Investment Knowledge 271

Chapter 12: Putting Companies Under the Microscope 273

Chapter 13: Evaluating Stocks’ Prospects 291

Chapter 14: Finding Investment Ideas with Online Stock Screens 309

Chapter 15: Analyzing the Analysts and Stock Pickers 325

Chapter 16: Researching and Buying Bonds Online 341

Part IV: The Part of Tens 359

Chapter 17: Ten Top Mistakes Made by Online Investors 361

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Protect Your Investments and Identity Online 369

Chapter 19: Online Investors’ Ten Most Common Questions 379

Index 387

Bonus Chapter 1: Broadening Your Horizons: International Stocks BC1

Bonus Chapter 2: Taking It Further: Technical Analysis and Initial

Public Offerings BC15

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Matt Krantz is a nationally known financial journalist who specializes in investing topics. Since 1999, he has been a correspondent for USA TODAY, where he covers financial markets and Wall Street and writes the daily "Ask Matt" column on USATODAY.com. He is also the author of Fundamental Analysis For Dummies.

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