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Investing online for dummies
Sindell, Kathleen.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxiv, 331 pages, 28 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
General Note:
Includes index.
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"A comprehensive guide ... that explains the basics and shows how to build wealth." Charles R. Schwab

CD-ROM includes tons of software investment tools

Updated directory of Internet investment resources inside

Research, trade, and track investments online -- no experience required! From professional-quality research tools to real-time stock quotes, the Internet has revolutionized the world of investing. Now revised and updated, this friendly, down-to-earth guide will help you sort through the zillions of investment Web sites and newsgroups out there -- and find the resources you need to start building your nest egg online. all this on the bonus CD-ROM Four bonus chapters on finding investor info, options, futures, and online banking Live links to Internet investment resources Financial Authority for Windows, First Finance Pro, Personal Stock Monitor, Market Watcher, and other freeware and shareware programs Demo versions of First Finance, MetaStock, and more 486 or faster PC running Windows 95 or later, or a Mac running Mac OS 7.5 or later; 16MB RAM; CD-ROM drive. See CD Appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Discover how to: Research stocks, bonds, and mutual funds online Save on commissions at an online brokerage Monitor your portfolio online Invest directly in IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) Get the lowdown on day trading

Get smart!

Author Notes

Kathleen Sindell, Ph.D., is a popular public speaker and lecturer who travels to various cities to speak for the New York Institute of Finance as well as other institutions. She teaches graduate-level financial management at the Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Studies.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Introduction
Part I Online Investing Fundamentals
Chapter 1 Finding Investor Stuff on the Net
Chapter 2 No Experience Required: Getting Started with Online Investing
Chapter 3 Making Your Money Work Harder
Chapter 4 Selecting an Online Broker and Trading Online
Part II Finding the Right Investments
Chapter 5 What's So Great about Mutual Funds
Chapter 6 The Keys to Successful Internet Mutual Fund Investing
Chapter 7 Online Analysis, Buying, and Selling of Mutual Funds
Chapter 8 The Basics of Stocks and Rates of Return
Chapter 9 Internet Stock Screening
Chapter 10 Researching Individual Stocks
Chapter 11 Digging Deeper: Researching Investment Candidates
Chapter 12 Going with Fixed-Income Securities: Which Type Is Best for You
Chapter 13 Valuing, Buying, and Selling Bonds Online
Part III Expanding Your Investment Opportunities
Chapter 14 Going International Online
Chapter 15 Looking for the Next Big Thing: IPOs, DPOs, and DRIPs
Chapter 16 The Internet and Managing Your Portfolio
Part IV The Part of Tens
Chapter 17 Almost Ten Warnings about Cyberfraud
Chapter 18 Ten Signals to Sell
Chapter 19 Ten Green Flags for Buying
Appendix: About the CD
IDG Books Worldwide End-User License Agreement
Installation Instructions
Book Registration Information