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Getting started in online investing
Brown, David L., 1940-
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Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley, [1999]

Physical Description:
xi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Includes index.
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HG4515.95 .B763 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In order to take full advantage of the myriad investment opportunities afforded by the Web, you need a solid, well-informed up-to-date primer. This book is it. Co-written by the CEO of Telescan, the leader in Internet investing technology, and the President of, one of the leading online investment guides, it shows you how to seamlessly find and effectively use the vast array of online resources so you can make smart, sound financial decisions.

Providing practical guidance to help you find your cyber-bearings, Getting Started in Online Investing walks you through the various stages of the investing process while highlighting the full range of tools for each. Covering everything from finding investment ideas to managing your portfolio to keeping up with the market, it gives you the lowdown on brokers, online trading, bonds, mutual funds, and futures, as well as the best sites for news, portfolio management, education, research, and much more. Packed with helpful screen captures from actual sites, this is the guide to have for navigating the complex and crowded information superhighway.

Author Notes

David L. Brown is Chairman and CEO of Telescan, Inc., a leading information and technology provider for investors. The editor of the Cyber-Investing newsletter, he is the coauthor of Cyber-Investing: Cracking Wall Street with Your Personal Computer and the highly popular Wall Street City: Your Guide to Investing on the Web.
Kassandra Bentley is President of, an Internet company offering guidance to online investors. She is coauthor of Cyber-Investing: Cracking Wall Street with Your Personal Computer and Wall Street City: Your Guide to Investing on the Web.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction Online Investing: Where the Street Meets the Webp. 1
Chapter 1 Easing In: A Quick Tour of Yahoo! Financep. 7
Chapter 2 Finding Investment Ideas: Lists and Picks and Searches and Screensp. 17
Chapter 3 Doing Your Homework: Checking Facts, Pondering Patternsp. 41
Chapter 4 The Bottom Line: Managing Your Portfolio Onlinep. 69
Chapter 5 Bulls versus Bears: Keeping Up with the Marketp. 89
Chapter 6 The Online Brokers: Trading on the Webp. 115
Chapter 7 Mutual Fund Madness: Where the Funds Arep. 141
Chapter 8 The FYI Chapter: Bonds, Options, Futures, and the Global Marketp. 167
Chapter 9 Nurtured by the Net: IPOs, DPOs, DRIPs, DSPs, Chats, and Banksp. 195
Epilogue Continuing Educationp. 227
Glossaryp. 229
Indexp. 247