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.
About the Author
Matt Krantz is a nationally known financial journalist who specializes in investing topics. He has been with USA TODAY since 1999, covering financial markets and Wall Street. Matt concentrates on developments affecting individual investors, and writes a daily online column, "Ask Matt."
Table of Contents
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It does a decent job explaining where to trade, how to trade, where to get information to make decisions, etc.