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Stock Investing For Dummies, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-23929-1
384 pages
April 2016
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Grow your stock investments in today's changing environment

Updated with new and revised material to reflect the current market, this new edition of Stock Investing For Dummies gives you proven strategies for selecting and managing profitable investments. no matter what the conditions. You'll find out how to navigate the new economic landscape and choose the right stock for different situations—with real-world examples that show you how to maximize your portfolio.

The economic and global events affecting stock investors have been dramatic and present new challenges and opportunities for investors and money managers at every level. With the help of this guide, you'll quickly and easily navigate an ever-changing stock market with plain-English tips and information on ETFs, new rules, exchanges, and investment vehicles, as well as the latest information on the European debt crisis.

  • Incorporate stocks into your investment portfolio
  • Understand and capitalize on current market conditions
  • Balance risk and reward
  • Explore new investment opportunities

Stock Investing For Dummies is essential reading for anyone looking for trusted, comprehensive guidance to ensure their investments grow.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: The Essentials of Stock Investing 5

CHAPTER 1: Surveying the World of Stock Investing 7

CHAPTER 2: Taking Stock of Your Current Financial Situation and Goals 15

CHAPTER 3: Defining Common Approaches to Stock Investing 33

CHAPTER 4: Recognizing Risk and Volatility 43

CHAPTER 5: Stock Investing through Exchange-Traded Funds 61

Part 2: Before You Start Buying 69

CHAPTER 6: Gathering Information 71

CHAPTER 7: Going for Brokers 91

CHAPTER 8: Investing for Long-Term Growth 103

CHAPTER 9: Investing for Income: Dividend-Paying Stocks 115

CHAPTER 10: Understanding Technical Analysis for Stock Investors 129

Part 3: Picking Winners 149

CHAPTER 11: Using Basic Accounting to Choose Winning Stocks 151

CHAPTER 12: Decoding Company Documents 169

CHAPTER 13: Emerging Sector and Industry Opportunities 181

CHAPTER 14: Small Cap Stocks, IPOs, and Motif Investing 193

CHAPTER 15: The Big Economic and Political Picture 203

Part 4: Investment Strategies and Tactics 215

CHAPTER 16: Discovering Screening Tools 217

CHAPTER 17: Understanding Brokerage Orders and Trading Techniques 229

CHAPTER 18: Using Trade Triggers and Advanced Conditional Orders 247

CHAPTER 19: Getting a Handle on DPPs, DRPs, and DCA PDQ 255

CHAPTER 20: Corporate and Government Skullduggery: Looking at Insider Activity 265

CHAPTER 21: Keeping More of Your Money from the Taxman 277

Part 5: The Part of Tens 289

CHAPTER 22: Ten Indicators of a Great Stock 291

CHAPTER 23: Ten Ways to Profit in a Bear Market 299

CHAPTER 24: Ten Investments and Strategies That Go Great with Stocks 305

Part 6: Appendixes 313

APPENDIX A: Resources for Stock Investors 315

APPENDIX B: Financial Ratios 329

Index 339

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Author Information

Paul Mladjenovic is a Certified Financial Planner and investing educator with more than 33 years of experience. The owner of Prosperity Network, he writes and teaches extensively on common stocks and related investments. Paul is the author of all previous editions of Stock Investing For Dummies and High-Level Investing For Dummies.

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