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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

Grow your stock investments in today's changing environment

This practical guide gives you proven strategies for selecting and managing profitable investments in either a bear or bull market. You'll discover how to 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.

  • Stock investing 101 — understand stock value, assess your finances, set your investing goals, and know your investing style
  • Risky business — get the 4-1-1 on risk, and understand how you can plan around it to keep your money growing
  • The more you know — discover how to stay on top of financial news, read stock tables, and work with brokers to become a more knowledgeable investor
  • Before you buy — find out how to evaluate a company's financial health; brush up on emerging sectors, industries, and megatrends; and understand the effects of politics on stocks
  • Use smart stock strategy — find tips and tactics for using brokerage orders, trying trade triggers, keeping the taxman at bay, and more

Open the book and find:

  • Tips on how to take stock of your current financial situation and goals
  • Common approaches to stock investing
  • Pointers for adding exchange-traded funds to your investing mix
  • Basic accounting methods for choosing winning stocks
  • Information on investing tactics such as brokerage orders and trade triggers
  • Considerations for when your stock portfolio is down
  • The latest resources for stock investors

Synopsis:

The fast and easy way to grow your stock investments in today's changing market

The changes, events and conditions affecting stock investors since the recent economic crisis have been dramatic. Today's economic and financial landscape offers new challenges and opportunities for investors and money managers. This new edition of Stock Investing For Dummies provides you with the information you need to protect and grow your stock investments in today's changing market.

Stock Investing For Dummies contains 25 percent new and revised material designed to help investors navigate an ever-changing stock market with: information on ETFs, a safer way to be more diversified in the stock market; new rules, exchanges, and investment vehicles; the latest on the European debt crisis; and much more.

  • Explores how technological changes mean new products, services, and ways of doing business
  • Shows you how to use the latest research and information available
  • Covers how (and why) to protect yourself

Stock Investing For Dummies is for anyone new to investing in the stock market who is looking for a trusted, comprehensive reference to make sure their investments grow.

Synopsis:

Stock Investing For Dummies, 4th Edition contains 25 percent new and revised material designed to keep this title competitive as the stock market prepares to go through a series of changes. It includes:
  • A new chapter on ETFs, a safer way to be more diversified in the stock market.
  • New rules, new exchanges, new investment vehicles—the 4th edition fills in the “new blanks” and helps stock investors avoid new pitfalls while profiting from new strategies.
  • The European debt crisis (and others) is a long-term problem that will impact the stock market for years. The 4th edition of Stock Investing For Dummies shows investors why and how to protect themselves.
  • Technological changes mean new products, services and ways of doing business. There are also new research and information sources available. The 4th edition provides insight to stock investors looking at these profitable opportunities.
  • Politics have a definite impact on the economy and financial markets. Stock investors need to get the early warnings so that they can be on the right side of their investments.

About the Author

Paul Mladjenovic is a Certified Financial Planner and national speaker on investing and financial matters. He is the owner of PM Financial Services and www.RavingCapitalist.com; he is also the author of Precious Metals Investing For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: The Essentials of Stock Investing 9

Chapter 1: Surveying the World of Stock Investing 11

Chapter 2: Taking Stock of Your Current Financial Situation and Goals 17

Chapter 3: Defi ning Common Approaches to Stock Investing 35

Chapter 4: Recognizing Risk and Volatility 45

Chapter 5: Stock Investing through Exchange-Traded Funds 63

Part II: Before You Start Buying 71

Chapter 6: Gathering Information 73

Chapter 7: Going for Brokers 93

Chapter 8: Investing for Long-Term Growth 105

Chapter 9: Investing for Income 119

Chapter 10: Understanding Technical Analysis for Stock Investors 133

Part III: Picking Winners 151

Chapter 11: Using Basic Accounting to Choose Winning Stocks 153

Chapter 12: Decoding Company Documents 171

Chapter 13: Emerging Sector and Industry Opportunities 183

Chapter 14: Investing with Megatrends 193

Chapter 15: The Big Economic and Political Picture 207

Part IV: Investment Strategies and Tactics 219

Chapter 16: Choosing among Investing, Trading, and Speculating 221

Chapter 17: Understanding Brokerage Orders and Trading Techniques 233

Chapter 18: Using Trade Triggers and Advanced Conditional Orders 249

Chapter 19: Getting a Handle on DPPs, DRPs, and DCA PDQ 257

Chapter 20: Corporate and Government Skullduggery: Looking at Insider Activity 267

Chapter 21: Keeping More of Your Money from the Taxman 279

Part V: The Part of Tens 291

Chapter 22: Ten Considerations When Your Stock Portfolio Is Down 293

Chapter 23: Ten Considerations When Your Stock Portfolio Is Up 299

Chapter 24: Ten Challenges and Opportunities for Stock Investors 305

Chapter 25: Ten Great Strategies That Go Well with Stocks 311

Part VI: Appendixes 317

Appendix A: Resources for Stock Investors 319

Appendix B: Financial Ratios 335

Index 345

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118376782
Author:
Mladjenovic, Paul
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
ladjenovic
Author:
Paul M.
Subject:
Personal Finance - Investing
Subject:
Personal finance
Subject:
Business - Personal Finance
Subject:
Investments & Securities
Subject:
p
Subject:
Stock investing for dummies; stock investing guide; stock investing book; how to invest in stocks; stock investing basics; investing basics; investing in stocks; guide to stock investing; guide to investing in stocks
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Publication Date:
20130122
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
236.2 x 188 x 20.8 mm 20.32 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The fast and easy way to grow your stock investments in today's changing market

The changes, events and conditions affecting stock investors since the recent economic crisis have been dramatic. Today's economic and financial landscape offers new challenges and opportunities for investors and money managers. This new edition of Stock Investing For Dummies provides you with the information you need to protect and grow your stock investments in today's changing market.

Stock Investing For Dummies contains 25 percent new and revised material designed to help investors navigate an ever-changing stock market with: information on ETFs, a safer way to be more diversified in the stock market; new rules, exchanges, and investment vehicles; the latest on the European debt crisis; and much more.

  • Explores how technological changes mean new products, services, and ways of doing business
  • Shows you how to use the latest research and information available
  • Covers how (and why) to protect yourself

Stock Investing For Dummies is for anyone new to investing in the stock market who is looking for a trusted, comprehensive reference to make sure their investments grow.

"Synopsis" by , Stock Investing For Dummies, 4th Edition contains 25 percent new and revised material designed to keep this title competitive as the stock market prepares to go through a series of changes. It includes:
  • A new chapter on ETFs, a safer way to be more diversified in the stock market.
  • New rules, new exchanges, new investment vehicles—the 4th edition fills in the “new blanks” and helps stock investors avoid new pitfalls while profiting from new strategies.
  • The European debt crisis (and others) is a long-term problem that will impact the stock market for years. The 4th edition of Stock Investing For Dummies shows investors why and how to protect themselves.
  • Technological changes mean new products, services and ways of doing business. There are also new research and information sources available. The 4th edition provides insight to stock investors looking at these profitable opportunities.
  • Politics have a definite impact on the economy and financial markets. Stock investors need to get the early warnings so that they can be on the right side of their investments.
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