Investing Online For Dummies, 8th Edition
By Matt Krantz
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: November 2012
Pages: 432

Learn to:

  • Understand the basics of investing and measure risks
  • Analyze stocks and financial statements
  • Choose an online broker and execute trades online
  • Use online tools to calculate your performance

The online tools and resources you need to take control of your own investments

You don't need an MBA to start investing online. You just need common sense and the right know-how. This hands-on, practical guide shows investors of all skill levels how to pick a winning strategy, find an online broker, and construct a successful portfolio. It'll point you to the most informative websites, online calculators, databases, and online communities, and clue you in to the secrets pros use to succeed in the stock market.

  • Do your homework — master the terminology, set up your computer for online trading, and assemble your list of essential online resources
  • Take stock of the market — learn about brokerage accounts and retirement accounts, capital gains, dividends, and more
  • Weigh your options — figure out your investing style and the best type of account for you
  • Start trading — pick an online broker, enter and execute trades, and track the market
  • How am I doing? — analyze your risk and returns with online tools
  • Diversify, diversify — discover the magic of asset allocation and mutual funds, bonds, and exchange-traded funds
  • Be a financial Sherlock — learn how to put a company under the microscope, read a financial statement, and evaluate a stock's prospects

Open the book and find:

  • Advice on tracking the market
  • Where to connect with other investors online
  • Online tools to calculate your performance
  • Ways to uncover trends in financial statements
  • How to avoid overpaying for stocks
  • Which Wall Street analysts are worth listening to
  • Where to find and buy bonds online
  • Ten ways to protect your investments and identity online
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