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High-Powered Investing All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-75613-3
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744 pages
December 2013
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Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with High-Powered Investing 5

Chapter 1: What Every Investor Should Know 7

Chapter 2: Playing the Market: Stocks and Bonds 21

Chapter 3: Getting to Know Mutual Funds and ETFs 47

Chapter 4: All about Annuities 73

Book II: Futures and Options 87

Chapter 1: Futures and Options Fundamentals 89

Chapter 2: Being a Savvy Futures and Options Trader 107

Chapter 3: Basic Trading Strategies 121

Chapter 4: Advanced Speculation Strategies 135

Book III: Commodities 155

Chapter 1: Getting an Overview of Commodities 157

Chapter 2: Adding Commodities to Your Portfolio 171

Chapter 3: The Power House: Making Money in Energy 183

Chapter 4: Pedal to the Metal: Investing in Metals 203

Chapter 5: Down on the Farm: Trading Agricultural Products 219

Book IV: Foreign Currency Trading 231

Chapter 1: Your Forex Need-to-Know Guide 233

Chapter 2: Major and Minor Currency Pairs 255

Chapter 3: Gathering and Interpreting Economic Data 279

Chapter 4: Advice for Successful Forex Trading 293

Chapter 5: Putting Your Trading Plan in Action 305

Book V: Hedge Funds 319

Chapter 1: Getting the 411 on Hedge Funds 321

Chapter 2: Taking the Plunge with Hedge Funds 337

Chapter 3: A Potpourri of Hedge Fund Strategies 353

Chapter 4: Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance 373

Book VI: Emerging Markets 385

Chapter 1: Introducing Emerging Market Investing 387

Chapter 2: A Guided Tour through the World’s Emerging Markets 403

Chapter 3: Picking Bonds, Stocks, and Mutual Funds in Emerging Markets 419

Chapter 4: High Finance in Emerging Markets 435

Book VII: Value Investing 445

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Value Investing 447

Chapter 2: A Value Investor’s Guide to Financial Statements 457

Chapter 3: Using Ratios as a Valuation Tool 479

Chapter 4: Valuing a Business 491

Book VIII: Socially Responsible Investing 517

Chapter 1: Making Your Investments Match Your Values 519

Chapter 2: The Socially Responsible Enterprise: Evaluating Companies 527

Chapter 3: Introducing the Islamic Capital Market 545

Chapter 4: Managing Assets in Islamic Investments 557

Book IX: Crowdfund Investing 573

Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Crowdfund Investing 575

Chapter 2: Evaluating Crowdfund Investing Opportunities 583

Chapter 3: Committing Your Capital and Adding Value 595

Book X: Technical Analysis 615

Chapter 1: Wrapping Your Brain around Technical Analysis 617

Chapter 2: Bars and Bar Reading 633

Chapter 3: Charting the Market with Candlesticks 649

Chapter 4: Seeing Patterns and Drawing Trendlines 659

Chapter 5: Transforming Techniques into Trades 675

Index 693

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