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Trading Psychology For Dummies

Published 08-16-2022

Keep your head in the game! Make smarter, confident trades in global markets Trading is 80% psychology and 20% methodology. Trading Psychology For Dummies helps you develop the mindset you need to respond correctly in any market condition. Make more money on your trades as you develop mental strength, act confidently, and avoid the typical mistakes traders make when they don’t understand their own minds. This book is for traders with any portfolio size and any risk tolerance. With the clear and easy approach that has made Dummies investing books so wildly popular, you can take your trading skills to the next level. When you stop underestimating how much your psychology governs your returns, you’ll discover ways to tweak your own thought process for better trading results. Learn how human psychology influences decision making in financial markets and other areas of life Discover advice and techniques that you can try right away to make more rational trades Examine how institutional investors account for market psychology when they predict price movements Earn better returns with the perspective of veteran traders who apply psychology-based techniques daily Trading Psychology For Dummies gives an edge to novice and experienced traders alike. Gain confidence and maintain a flexible and open mind when trading.

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Investing All-in-One For Dummies

Published 05-03-2022

Make the most of your investment portfolio with a mix of assets from stocks to real estate to cryptocurrency There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the balance of a financial account grow month over month. But before that can happen, you need to know the best places to invest your money. Who can you trust for solid, reliable investing advice? Investing All-in-One For Dummies offers sound guidance for investors at every level. Whether you’re stumped by stocks, baffled by bonds, mystified about mutual funds, or curious about cryptocurrency, this book gives you a solid foundation in those investing concepts and many others. After reading the expert advice and considering your risk tolerance and timeline, you can confidently choose the best investments for your financial goals. Containing advice from 10 different Dummies investing guides, Investing All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to: Set short- and long-term investing goals, invest to minimize your tax hit, and develop an investing strategy using a mix of investment vehicles Decide when to buy, hold, or sell an investment Choose the right mix of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds to create a diversified portfolio Identify real estate investment opportunities and find the capital to make purchases Execute trades through an online broker instead of using a traditional investment firm Evaluate modern investing trends like cryptocurrency and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investingFor anyone who wants to dip their toes into the markets or who tends to leave their investment decisions in the hands of someone else, Investing All-in-One For Dummies is the must-read resource when you’re ready to make informed decisions and pick solid investments for your financial future.

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Investing in Shares For Dummies, 3rd UK Edition

Published 12-06-2021

Investing in Shares For Dummies, 3rd Edition gives you the sound advice and proven tactics you need to play the markets and watch your profits grow. This updated edition includes new information on the rise of online dealing platforms and information sources, the rise of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the importance of listed investment trusts, and much more.

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Investing in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies

Published 06-09-2021

Take advantage of the decades ahead and invest in your financial future today  You may be at the stage of your life where you’re still watching every penny, but you know the earlier you invest, the more time your money has to work for you. Investing in Your 20s and 30s For Dummies provides novice investors with time-tested advice, along with strategies that reflect today’s market conditions. You’ll get no-nonsense guidance on how to invest in stocks, bonds, funds, and even real estate—complete with definitions of all the must-know lingo. You’ll also learn about the latest investment trends, including using robo-advisors to manage your portfolio, relying on apps to make fast trades, and putting your hard-earned cash in digital currencies. Armed with the knowledge and strategies in this book, you can invest wisely, monitor your progress, and avoid risking too much. Today’s investing landscape is changing at record speed, and this book helps you keep up. Find information on the latest tax laws, financial lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, and popular funds for the 2020s.    Learn the investment basics you need to get started  Discover new tools and technologies that make it easier than ever to participate in the market  Build a diverse portfolio that reflects your values, financial goals, and risk tolerance  Feel more confident as you fund an investment account, choose equities or funds, and plan for the future  Make an impact with your money by selecting socially responsible investments  Figure out how much money to invest in employer-sponsored accounts or other retirement plans  If you’re a little unsure about stepping into the world of investing, Investing in Your 20s and 30s For Dummies gives you the confidence you need to establish a smart investment strategy. Grab your copy today. 

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ESG Investing For Dummies

Published 04-06-2021

Your guide to investing for a more sustainable world  Investing in one’s own future has always been a good financial move. But what if you want to ensure that the companies you have a financial interest in are also helping to improve the present and future of all of us—and of the planet? More than ever before, sustainable investors want to be confident that a company’s Environmental (net zero emissions target), Social (response to the Covid-19 pandemic), and Governance (no repeats of Enron and WorldCom) policies and actions are positively impacting the global outlook—and to identify ways that their dollar can incentivize business leaders to do even better. The worldwide rise of an Environmental, Socially Responsible, and Governance (ESG) approach to investing shows you’re not alone, and the $30+ trillion—and growing—committed in this way says it’s already become a transformative global movement. ESG provides a framework for evaluating companies that, unlike unrelated investment strategies, informs and guides sustainable investment.  Even if you’re a novice investor, ESG For Dummies will allow you to hit this new investing landscape running, providing you with measurable ways to factor ESG into company performance, see how these are reflected in your investment return, and show how you can monitor companies to ensure your money is being put to ethical use. You’ll also become familiar with the big names to follow in the ESG world, how they’re already effecting positive change, and how you can help.  Identify the drivers for each category of ESG  Define and measure material ESG factors for investing success  Understand principles for building a diversified sustainable portfolio  Recognize material ESG factors effect on company performance  ESG investing introduces powerful tools to do real and lasting good: this book shows you how to use them to help make everyone’s future, including your own, much more secure.    

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Investing For Canadians All-in-One For Dummies

Published 12-03-2020

The all-encompassing guide to getting smart about the market While investing is one of the smartest ways to become financially worry-free, making the decisions that get you there can be intimidating and overwhelming. Today's investors have a huge array of options open to them and sorting the wheat from the chaff—and the get-rich-quick Ponzi schemes from the real deal—is an exhausting process. Investing For Canadians All-in-One For Dummies takes the fear out of the complexity by providing you with a clear and honest overview of Canada's unique investing landscape—and shows you how to make it work for you. Bringing together essential and jargon-free information from Investing For Canadians For Dummies, Stock Investing For Canadians For Dummies, Mutual Funds For Canadians For Dummies, Real Estate Investing For Canadians For Dummies, Day Trading For Canadians For Dummies, Cryptocurrency Investing For Dummies, and Investing in Silver & Gold For Dummies together in one convenient place, this rich resource is an arsenal of techniques and advice for guaranteeing you a secure and prosperous future. Develop and manage a portfolio Find investments that suit your income Get the latest information on tax laws Follow time-tested strategies Invest in gold, silver, and other precious metals

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Investing For Dummies

Published 11-24-2020

The best-selling investing guide offers new information, new insights, and new perspectives There's nothing better than having your money make more money—and getting to that place isn't as complicated as you've been led to believe. With some common sense, careful planning, and the right advice, you too can watch your money accumulate like it's growing on trees. In the Ninth Edition of Investing for Dummies, best-selling author and nationally renowned personal finance expert Eric Tyson shows you how to make your money work for you with rock-solid advice that's stood the test of time. Steering clear of flashy get-rich-quick schemes, Tyson offers a slow-and-steady approach that can work for everyone from young professionals just starting their careers to baby boomers who want to bulk up their nest eggs just before retirement. In the book, you will: Get started with investing by exploring your investment choices, weighing risk vs. return, and get your financial house in order Discover the parts that stocks, bonds, real estate, and small business can play in your portfolio Learn to choose the right periodicals, radio, tv, and web resources that keep you informed and help you avoid the hype With updated coverage of new developments like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and their impact on investments, along with the growing trend amongst brokers toward zero- and low-fee stock trades, the Ninth Edition of Investing For Dummies is the latest can't-miss guide to investing your money like a boss.

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Online Investing For Dummies

Published 08-27-2019

Build a winning portfolio—and reduce your risk—with this bestselling guide Online investing has never been easier—or more potentially confusing. Now that every broker or finance site has its own app, data, or approach, it can be all too easy to be misled and make a bad decision. Online Investing for Dummies helps you reduce risk and separate the gimmicks from the gold, pointing investors of all experience levels to the pro-tips, calculators, databases, useful sites, and peer communities that will lead to success.  Updated to include information on mobile trading and the influence of social media on the markets, the book also covers the basics—showing you how to figure out how much to invest, find data online, and pick an online broker. It then progresses through to more advanced topics, such as calculating returns, selecting mutual funds, buying bonds, options, commodities, and IPOs, taking you and your money wherever you want to go in the global market. Set expectations and assess your risk Analyze stocks and financial statements Assemble the suite of tools to calculate your performance Get tips on choosing the right online broker and on protecting your information online  It’s time to get a pro strategy, and Online Investing for Dummies has all the inside information you need to build up that winning portfolio.

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Investing For Canadians For Dummies

Published 12-06-2018

Invest confidently—and successfully—in any climate Making your own investment decisions can be intimidating and overwhelming. Investors have a huge array of investment options to choose from, and sorting through the get-rich-quick hype can be exhausting. Investing For Canadians For Dummies provides you with a clear-headed, honest overview of the investing landscape, helping you to determine what investments are right for your goals.  Investing For Canadians For Dummies covers all aspects of investing, including how to: develop and manage a portfolio; find the best mutual funds and exchange-traded funds; assess the value of stocks and bonds; evaluate real estate options; open and run a small business; and understand the critical tax implications of one's investing decisions.  Make smart investment decisions Plan the portfolio that’s right for you Reach your investment goals Get recommendations for the best mutual funds and ETFs Novice and experienced investors alike will turn to the helpful guidance in this all-encompassing guide again and again!

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Fundamental Analysis For Dummies

Published 05-02-2016

Determine the strength of any business with fundamental analysis Have you ever wondered the key to multibillionaire Warren Buffet's five-decade run as the most successful investor in history? The answer is simple: fundamental analysis. In this easy-to-understand, practical, and savvy guide, you'll discover how it helps you assess a business' overall financial performance by using historical and present data to forecast its future monetary value—and why this powerful tool is particularly important to investors in times of economic downturn. It's more important than ever for investors to know the true financial stability of a business, and this new edition of Fundamental Analysis For Dummies shows you how. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just want to learn how to make more intelligent and prudent investment decisions, this plain-English guide gives you practical tips, tricks, and trade secrets for using fundamental analysis to manage your portfolio and enhance your understanding of shrewdly selecting stocks! Predict the future value of a business based on its current and historical financial data Gauge a company's performance against its competitors Determine if a company's credit standing is in jeopardy Apply fundamental analysis to other investment vehicles, like currency, bonds, and commodities With the help of Fundamental Analysis For Dummies, you just may find the bargains that could make you the next Warren Buffet!

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