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Investing without a silver spoon : how anyone can build wealth through direct investing
Fischer, Jeff (Jeffrey Michael), 1970-
Publication Information:
Alexandria, Va. : Motley Fool, [1999]

Physical Description:
ix, 437 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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"A Motley Fool Guide"--from cover.
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With the stock market on a seemingly perpetual rollercoaster ride, it's more important than ever to find ways to keep investment costs down and profits up. To this end, Jeff Fischer of the Motley Fool sets down the possibilities for commission-free direct investments. Fischer explains the difference between DRPs (dividend reinvestment plans) and DSPs (direct stock plans) and how to invest in each. He outlines what types of companies to consider, what kinds of records to keep, and how to deal with taxes -- all in the simple, concrete terms for which the Fool is famous.

Author Notes

In 1994, Davis Gardner created The Motley Fool, an online investment service. With his brother Tom, Gardner has written about finance and computer technology in The Motley Fool Investment Guide and The Motley Fool Investment Workbook.

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Table of Contents

David Gardner
Forewordp. i
Part I An Introduction to Direct Investingp. v
Chapter 1 Why You Should Invest Sooner Rather Than Laterp. 1
Chapter 2 Advantages of Direct Investment Plansp. 7
Chapter 3 How to Enroll in Direct Investment Plansp. 23
Chapter 4 Industries and Companies to Embracep. 31
Chapter 5 Company Valuation and Performance Measuresp. 53
Chapter 6 Portfolio Tracking, Recordkeeping, and Taxesp. 63
Chapter 7 When Not to Invest and Plan Disadvantagesp. 75
Chapter 8 Selling Stockp. 81
Chapter 9 Good Luck on Your Foolish Journeyp. 85
Frequently Asked Questions About Direct Investingp. 87
Part II Directory of Companies With Direct Investment Plansp. 95