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Stock Investing For Dummies, 4th Edition

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
  5. Part I: The Essentials of Stock Investing
    1. Chapter 1: Surveying the World of Stock Investing
    2. Chapter 2: Taking Stock of Your Current Financial Situation and Goals
    3. Chapter 3: Defining Common Approaches to Stock Investing
    4. Chapter 4: Recognizing Risk and Volatility
    5. Chapter 5: Stock Investing through Exchange-Traded Funds
  6. Part II: Before You Start Buying
    1. Chapter 6: Gathering Information
    2. Chapter 7: Going for Brokers
    3. Chapter 8: Investing for Long-Term Growth
    4. Chapter 9: Investing for Income
    5. Chapter 10: Understanding Technical Analysis for Stock Investors
  7. Part III: Picking Winners
    1. Chapter 11: Using Basic Accounting to Choose Winning Stocks
    2. Chapter 12: Decoding Company Documents
    3. Chapter 13: Emerging Sector and Industry Opportunities
    4. Chapter 14: Investing with Megatrends
    5. Chapter 15: The Big Economic and Political Picture
  8. Part IV: Investment Strategies and Tactics
    1. Chapter 16: Choosing among Investing, Trading, and Speculating
    2. Chapter 17: Understanding Brokerage Orders and Trading Techniques
    3. Chapter 18: Using Trade Triggers and Advanced Conditional Orders
    4. Chapter 19: Getting a Handle on DPPs, DRPs, and DCA . . . PDQ
    5. Chapter 20: Corporate and Government Skullduggery: Looking at Insider Activity
    6. Chapter 21: Keeping More of Your Money from the Taxman
  9. Part V: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 22: Ten Considerations When Your Stock Portfolio Is Down
    2. Chapter 23: Ten Considerations When Your Stock Portfolio Is Up
    3. Chapter 24: Ten Challenges and Opportunities for Stock Investors
    4. Chapter 25: Ten Great Strategies That Go Well with Stocks
  10. Part VI: Appendixes
    1. Appendix A: Resources for Stock Investors
    2. Appendix B: Financial Ratios
  11. Cheat Sheet