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Stock Investing For Canadians For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Stock Investing For Canadians For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-67629-5

Jan 2010

408 pages


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The bestselling Canadian guide to building a profitable stock portfolio, revised and updated

Want to make money in stocks without losing your shirt? This practical guide gives you proven strategies for weathering any economic climate and for selecting and managing profitable investments in either a bear or bull market. You'll navigate the new economic landscape and choose the right stocks for different situations — and you'll find fresh real-world examples that show you how to maximize your returns.

  • Get started with the basics — understand stock value, assess your finances, set your investing goals, and know your investing style

  • Recognize the risks — explore different kinds of risk and weigh risk against return

  • Make informed investing decisions — research stocks, understand growth and income investing, and use basic economics to improve your stock strategy

  • Build a strong foundation for your portfolio — investigate industries, evaluate a company's financial health, and understand the effect of government on stock investing

  • Capitalize on emerging sector opportunities — from precious metals to alternative energy, discover the hot sectors that will make your portfolio thrive

  • Build (and hold on to) your wealth — get expert tips and tactics for buying with fewer costs and keeping the CRA at bay

Open the book and find:

  • The differences between stock investing and trading

  • How to understand and use indexes

  • The various types of investment dealers and how to use one

  • New ways to gather stock information online

  • Methods for tracking insider trading

  • Early signs of megatrends that can affect your portfolio

  • Solutions for protecting your profits

  • Canadian investing resources and financial ratios

Learn to:

  • Incorporate stocks into your investment plan

  • Ride out the highs and lows of the market

  • Balance risks and rewards to reach your goals

  • Profit from emerging megatrends and sector opportunities


Part I: The Essentials of Stock Investing.

Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Stock Investing.

Chapter 2: Taking Stock of Your Current Financial Situation and Goals.

Chapter 3: Defi ning Common Approaches to Stock Investing.

Chapter 4: Recognizing the Risks.

Chapter 5: Say Cheese: Getting a Snapshot of the Market with Indexes.

Part II: Before You Invest.

Chapter 6: Gathering Information.

Chapter 7: Going for Brokers.

Chapter 8: Investing for Growth.

Chapter 9: Investing for Income.

Chapter 10: Getting a Grip on Economics.

Chapter 11: Money, Mayhem, and Votes.

Part III: Picking the Winners.

Chapter 12: Financial-Statement Boot Camp.

Chapter 13: Silly Income-Statement Tricks.

Chapter 14: Silly Balance-Sheet Tricks.

Chapter 15: Looking at What the Insiders Do: Corporate Hijinks.

Chapter 16: Five Minutes for Misconduct.

Chapter 17: Analyzing Industries.

Chapter 18: Emerging-Sector Opportunities.

Part IV: Investment Strategies.

Chapter 19: Choosing between Investing and Trading.

Chapter 20: Selecting a Strategy That’s Just Right for You.

Chapter 21: Understanding Brokerage Orders and Trading Techniques.

Chapter 22: Keeping More of Your Money from the Taxman.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Profi t Before the Crowd Does.

Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Protect Your Stock Market Profits.

Chapter 25: Ten Red Flags for Stock Investors.

Chapter 26: Ten Challenges and Opportunities for Stock Investors.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Financial Ratios.

Appendix B: Resources for Stock Investors.