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Stock Investing For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-46121-1
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384 pages
January 2013
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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 Picture207

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

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