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Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading, Illustrated Edition

Book Description

A new illustrated guide to stocks of the bestselling Getting Started series

This popular and easy-to-use guide to understanding and investing in stocks combines basic and non-technical explanations with many other features: illustrations, definitions in context, examples, charts, key points, and valuable resources including online supplemental learning tools.

  • Offers simple and carefully developed building blocks for understanding how to invest in stocks

  • Includes a wealth of visuals that walk you step-by-step through the investing process

  • Also available in an illustrated e-book format

With great attention to detail, author Michael Thomsett ensures that Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading is both highly informative and visually pleasing.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title page
  3. Title page
  4. Copyright page
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Element Key
  7. Introduction
  8. Part 1: Investing
    1. Chapter 1: The Nature of Stock Investing
      1. Favorable Conditions for Owning Stocks
      2. Relationships between Price and Fundamental Value
    2. Chapter 2: Investment Risks
      1. Market Risk
      2. Leverage Risk
      3. Knowledge and Experience Risk
      4. Sector Risk
      5. Political and Economic Risk
      6. Inflation Risk and Tax Risk
      7. Fundamental Risk
      8. Lost Opportunity Risk
    3. Chapter 3: Value Investment and Growth Investment
      1. Value Investing and Control
      2. Value Investing Myths and Facts
    4. Chapter 4: Market Strategies
      1. A Basic Strategy: Buy and Hold
      2. A Strategic Requirement: Diversification
      3. Other Market Strategies
      4. Ex-Dividend Date Buying
    5. Chapter 5: Fundamental Analysis
      1. The Balance Sheet
      2. The Income Statement
      3. The P/E Ratio: Finding a Bargain-Priced Stock
      4. Revenue and Earnings: Fundamentals Based on the Operating Statement
      5. Working Capital: Fundamentals as a Form of Money Management
    6. Chapter 6: Dividend Strategies
      1. Dividend Yield as a Means for Stock Selection
      2. Calculating Dividend Yield
      3. Reinvesting Dividends
      4. When Dividends Are Earned and Paid
      5. Picking Stocks for Dividends
    7. Chapter 7: Alternatives: Stocks or Mutual Funds
      1. Investment Clubs
      2. Types of Mutual Funds
      3. Mutual Fund Fees
      4. Classification by Features
      5. Other Conduit Investments
      6. Variable Annuities
  9. Part 2: Trading
    1. Chapter 8: The Nature of Stock Trading
      1. Favorable Conditions for Trading Stocks
      2. Relationships between Technical and Fundamental Value
    2. Chapter 9: Trading Risks
      1. Market Risk and Volatility Risk
      2. Leverage Risk
      3. Short Position Risk
      4. Extreme Reaction Risk
      5. Technical Knowledge and Experience Risk
      6. Technical Risk and Market Culture
    3. Chapter 10: Trading Methods: Day and Swing Trading
      1. Day Trading
      2. Swing Trading
      3. Exit and Entry Signals
    4. Chapter 11: Charting Tools and Interpretation
      1. Traditional Types of Charts
      2. Candlestick Charts: The Basics
      3. Combining Candlesticks with Western Technical Analysis
    5. Chapter 12: Essential Technical Indicators
      1. Support and Resistance: The Trading Range as a Defining Attribute of Price
      2. Popular Price Patterns and Their Meaning
      3. Trend Lines for Spotting Reversals
      4. Breakouts and Gaps
      5. Moving Averages, Oscillators, and Volume Tests
    6. Chapter 13: Signals and Confirmation
      1. Swing Trade Reversals
      2. Candlestick Reversals
      3. Signal Failure
    7. Chapter 14: Technical Analysis, Dow Theory, and Practice
      1. The Efficient Market
      2. The Random Walk
      3. Charles Dow and His Market Theory
  10. Glossary
  11. Recommended Reading
  12. About the Author
  13. Index