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Title:
Trading online : a step-by-step guide to cyberprofits
Author:
Patel, Alpesh B.
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Publication Information:
London : Financial Times Pitman Pub., 1999.
Physical Description:
xxi, 362 pages : illustrations, 1 portrait ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780273635413
Format :
Book

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This text introduces private investors to the expanding world of Internet investing and aims to guide them step-by-step through the mass of information, direct them to good deals and show them how to trade efficiently, effectively and profitably.


Table of Contents

Patrick Henry Arbor
Forewordp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
Section 1 In the beginning
1 The quick guide: section 1 summarizedp. 3
Hardwarep. 4
Internet service providersp. 6
Browsersp. 6
2 Absolute beginners to internet professorsp. 8
What is the internet?p. 9
Why is the internet so popular?p. 10
What drives the net?p. 12
The consequence of all this informationp. 13
So is it raining money if you provide information?p. 15
No more big boys?p. 15
3 Getting infrastructure: computer hardwarep. 17
The computerp. 18
The modemp. 21
The monitorp. 23
The printerp. 23
4 Gatekeepers to the net: internet service providersp. 27
What are internet service providers?p. 28
ISPs and IAPsp. 30
Chargesp. 31
What to look for in an internet service providerp. 35
5 The acceptable face of the internet: browsersp. 38
What are browsers?p. 39
Know your browser: a browser tour of dutyp. 40
What to look for in your ideal browser partnerp. 41
Which are the best ones?p. 42
Gimme, gimme, gimme: getting hold of web browsersp. 44
Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer 4 guidesp. 45
6 Feeling the need for speed: speeding things upp. 65
Section 2 The road to profit
7 Making your action plansp. 73
Why action plans?p. 74
What all action plans needp. 75
Advantages of not being a trading Goliathp. 76
8 Step 1 What's your pleasure? the product choicep. 80
9 Step 2 Traders' bread and butter: price datap. 84
10 Step 3 Doing the hard work: analysisp. 89
Fundamental analysisp. 90
Technical analysisp. 92
Some popular methods of how people choose what to buyp. 93
Criteria for including sites in the skeleton plansp. 101
What works? Building a trading strategyp. 102
11 Step 4 The trade plannedp. 106
Journal keepingp. 108
Trading typesp. 108
Diversificationp. 109
12 Step 5 Bring forth the executioner: method of executionp. 111
On or off? The chief benefits of online brokeragep. 112
Psst ... security: How safe is the process?p. 113
What to look forp. 114
13 Step 6 Eyes and ears open: monitoringp. 116
Monitoring what?p. 117
Monitoring when?p. 118
How the internet assistsp. 119
What to look for when seeking an online portfolio trackerp. 119
14 Step 7 Keeping abreast/educationp. 121
Market news and commentaryp. 122
Market newslettersp. 123
Chatting to a virtual community: newsgroupsp. 127
E-zines: electronic magazinesp. 130
15 How it all works in practicep. 132
Example 1 Steve the stock pickerp. 133
Example 2 Olivia the option traderp. 135
Section 3 The skeleton plans
16 Out of the cupboard at last: the skeleton plansp. 137
Stocks, equities and indicesp. 139
Bondsp. 142
Mutual funds, investment trusts and unit trustsp. 144
Foreign exchangep. 146
Futures and optionsp. 148
Section 4 The sites
17 Sites with a little bit of everythingp. 153
BMIp. 154
Prestel Onlinep. 157
DBCp. 158
Dial/Datap. 160
BridgeFeedp. 162
Quote.Comp. 164
Reuters MoneyNetp. 165
MarketEdgep. 168
Wall Street Journal Interactivep. 170
Market Guidep. 172
Bloombergp. 173
CNN Financial Networkp. 174
Standard and Poorp. 176
Financial Timesp. 177
Electronic Share Informationp. 178
Infotradep. 180
Hemmington Scottp. 181
Market-Eyep. 182
Briefingp. 183
Microsoft Investorp. 185
Zacksp. 186
Stockpointp. 187
18 Getting technical: technical analysis only sitesp. 190
Educational sitesp. 191
Internet chartsp. 192
Softwarep. 194
19 Brokers only (a sad and lonely place)p. 197
E*Tradep. 200
Datekp. 202
Charles Schwabp. 203
Ameritradep. 206
ScoTTradep. 208
Charles Schwab Europep. 209
Xestp. 211
Stocktradep. 212
Union CALp. 214
Off and on: off-line brokers with online presencep. 215
20 Mutual funds, investment trusts and unit trustsp. 217
Mutual Fund's Investor's Centerp. 219
Interactive Investorp. 220
Morningstarp. 221
Mutual Funds Onlinep. 222
New Worthp. 223
Moneyworldp. 224
Trustnetp. 225
21 The future and its options: futures and options sitesp. 227
The mark of quality: good futures and options sitesp. 228
1010 Wall Streetp. 230
Commodity Futures Trading Commissionp. 230
Futures Netp. 231
Futures Onlinep. 232
FutureSourcep. 232
INO Globalp. 233
Market Plexp. 234
Options Directp. 234
22 Exchangesp. 236
Top exchange sitesp. 237
23 Bonds and only bondsp. 244
Good bond sitesp. 245
Bonds Onlinep. 246
Brady Netp. 247
PC Traderp. 247
24 Money, money, money: foreign exchange sitesp. 249
Good currency sitesp. 250
Economeisterp. 251
Forex Watchp. 252
25 Options analysis softwarep. 253
What to look forp. 254
26 Recommendation peddlers: gurus and their newslettersp. 258
Key site featuresp. 259
Investoolsp. 260
Hulbert Financialp. 261
Newsletter Networkp. 261
27 Can we talk? discussion forumsp. 263
Some popular web-based discussion forumsp. 264
28 E-zinesp. 267
The top e-zinesp. 268
Sections 5 The truth is out there
29 Net trawlers: search enginesp. 274
What is a search engine?p. 274
How to searchp. 275
Top search enginesp. 276
30 The directory approach: web financial directoriesp. 278
What a directory isp. 279
Which directories?p. 280
AltaVistap. 280
Dow Jones Business Directoryp. 281
FinanceWisep. 281
Finance Watchp. 282
Investoramap. 282
Yahoo!Financep. 283
31 Virtual bookworming: internet bookshopsp. 284
What are online bookstores?p. 285
Things to bear in mindp. 286
Section 6 Appendices
1 Technical analysis: what and whyp. 293
2 Fundamental analysis: stocksp. 304
3 The basics of futuresp. 307
4 The basics of optionsp. 313
5 Ordersp. 321
6 Alphabetical list of sitesp. 324
7 Recommended readingp. 330
Glossaryp. 345
Indexp. 353

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