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9781119660767

Stock Investing for Dummies

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    9781119660767

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    1119660769

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-05-05
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Summary

The bestselling guide to holding steady through the stock market's highs, lows, and stable stretches

When you decide to jump into the stock market, there’s a lot to know. Stock Investing For Dummies covers the factual and emotional aspects of putting your money into stocks. In clear, easy-to-understand language, this book explains the numbers behind the stocks, the different categories of stocks, and strategies for building a solid portfolio. On the flip side, it also addresses the emotional aspects of investing: setting goals, knowing when to sell, and balancing risk vs. return.

For nearly a century, the well-to-do have been building their wealth by investing in stocks. Here’s your opportunity to do the same. The sooner you start investing, the sooner you’ll see your money grow. Make that a reality by discovering:

  • Approaches for investing for income or growth
  • Steps for evaluating your financial health, setting financial goals, and funding your first purchases
  • How to read stock tables and pull information out of stock charts
  • What to look for on balance sheets, income statements, and annual reports to choose strong performers
  • Advice for minimizing losses and maximizing gains
  • Tax implications and how to reduce their impact on your earnings
  • Suggestions on what to do and buy in a down market

Put all of this information together, and you have a straightforward resource that helps you build and manage a portfolio that will serve you well for years to come. Stock Investing For Dummies gives you the confidence you need to send your portfolio soaring!

Author Biography

Paul Mladjenovic is a well-known certified financial planner and investing consultant with over 19 years' experience writing and teaching about common stocks and related investments. He owns PM Financial Services. He is the author of the first four editions of Stock Investing For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1: The Essentials of Stock Investing 5

CHAPTER 1: Surveying the World of Stock Investing 7

CHAPTER 2: Taking Stock of Your Current Financial Situation and Goals 13

CHAPTER 3: Defining Common Approaches to Stock Investing 31

CHAPTER 4: Recognizing Risk and Volatility 41

CHAPTER 5: Stock Investing through Exchange-Traded Funds 59

Part 2: Before You Start Buying 67

CHAPTER 6: Gathering Information 69

CHAPTER 7: Going for Brokers 89

CHAPTER 8: Investing for Long-Term Growth 101

CHAPTER 9: Investing for Income and Cash Flow 111

CHAPTER 10: Understanding Technical Analysis for Stock Investors 127

Part 3: Picking Winners 143

CHAPTER 11: Using Basic Accounting to Choose Winning Stocks 145

CHAPTER 12: Decoding Company Documents 163

CHAPTER 13: Emerging Sector and Industry Opportunities 177

CHAPTER 14: Emall Cap Stocks, IPOs, and Motif Investing 189

CHAPTER 15: The Big Economic and Political Picture 201

Part 4: Investment Strategies and Tactics 213

CHAPTER 16: Discovering Screening Tools 215

CHAPTER 17: Understanding Brokerage Orders and Trading Techniques 229

CHAPTER 18: International Stock Investing Opportunities 247

CHAPTER 19: Getting a Handle on DPPs, DRPs, and DCA . . . PDQ 257

CHAPTER 20: Corporate and Government Skullduggery: Looking at Insider Activity 269

CHAPTER 21: Keeping More of Your Money from the Taxman 281

Part 5: The Part of Tens 295

CHAPTER 22: Ten Indicators of a Great Stock 297

CHAPTER 23: Ten Ways to Profit in a Bear Market 305

CHAPTER 24: Ten Investments and Strategies That Go Great with Stocks 311

CHAPTER 25: Ten Investing Pitfalls and Challenges for 2020 - 2030 319

Part 6: Appendixes 325

APPENDIX A: Resources for Stock Investors 327 

APPENDIX B: Financial Ratios 345

Index 355

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