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Investing Online For Dummies, 9th Edition

Investing Online For Dummies, 9th Edition

Matt Krantz

ISBN: 978-1-119-22837-0

Jan 2016

432 pages

Description

Building substantial online investments is a page away

Anyone can invest online, but without the right guidance and know-how, a well-meaning online investment can go wrong—fast. Inside, you'll find the investment strategies you need to pick a winning strategy, find an online broker, and build a successful investment portfolio. This friendly and easily accessible guide bypasses confusing jargon and points you toward the most helpful websites, online calculators, databases, and online communities that will help you succeed in the stock market.

Updated to cover the latest tools of the trade, this new edition of Investing Online For Dummies offers expert online investing advice that you can take to the bank! From setting reasonable expectations, figuring out how much to invest, and assessing appropriate risks to picking an online broker and finding investment data online, this power packed book sums up everything you'll encounter as you invest your way to hard-earned financial success.

  • Understand the basics of investing and learn to measure risks
  • Analyze stocks and financial statements
  • Choose an online broker and execute trades online
  • Use online tools to calculate your investment performance

Don't take a risk on the wrong tool or strategy. Investing Online For Dummies features a stockpile of powerful, effective resources to help you build an impressive portfolio.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started Investing Online 5

Chapter 1: Getting Yourself Ready for Online Investing 7

Chapter 2: Getting Your Device 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 119

Part II: Using Online Investment Resources 143

Chapter 6: Why Stock Prices Rise and Fall 145

Chapter 7: Connecting with Other Investors Online 173

Chapter 8: Measuring Your Performance 195

Chapter 9: Choosing an Asset Allocation 215

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

Bonus Chapter 1: Broadening Your Horizons: International Stocks
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Bonus Chapter 2: Taking It Further: Technical Analysis and Initial Public Offerings
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