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It's your money : the E*TRADE step-by-step guide to online investing
Cotsakos, Christos M.
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New York: HarperBusiness, [2000]

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vi, 234 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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HG179 .C677 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Computer Books
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It's your money -- why not take control of it? Here's the definitive guide to investing and managing your money online. This easy-to-use guide covers everything from getting online to Wall Street fundamentals to researching and investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, and IPOs online. It's a must-read starter kit for anyone who's thought about managing his or her money online.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

From buying a computer, learning how to use it and selecting an Internet service provider, to signing up for an online trading account, setting up short- and long-term financial plans, learning about bonds, stocks, futures, options, mutual funds and other investments, this is a whirlwind guide in 128 pages. To cover such vast territory in a breezy, easy-to-read manner, Cotsakos sacrifices explanations and theory. For example, he instructs the reader to take the book to a local computer retailer and show the salesperson his specifications for a computer system. The option chapter lists the terms you need to know to understand options, but does not define them, nor does it deal with how options are priced or traded. It does, however, give detailed instructions on how to fill out E*Trade's option order entry screen. There are some obvious problems with this approach. It teaches how to trade aggressively, without imparting the knowledge necessary to trade intelligently. As computer technology advances and E*Trade redesigns its screens, the book will quickly fall out of date. However, it will still be useful to those who already know most of what's in it, but want an accessible, comprehensive guide to fill in the gaps. 4-city author; 15-city NPR campaign. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Welcome to the Revolutionp. 1
Step I Get Ready
Chapter 1 Your Financial Future Is Onlinep. 5
Step II Get Set, Get Online
Chapter 2 Turn On, Tune Inp. 13
Chapter 3 Get Your Modem Runningp. 24
Chapter 4 Make It a Good Onep. 31
Chapter 5 Open Your Account Todayp. 37
Chapter 6 Know Where You're Goingp. 54
Step III Meet the Street
Chapter 7 Start with Stocksp. 70
Chapter 8 Bonds. Treasury Bonds. Corporate Bonds. Municipal Bondsp. 82
Chapter 9 Funds, Funds, Fundsp. 91
Chapter 10 Where to Stash Some Cashp. 96
Chapter 11 Know Thyselfp. 102
Stop!p. 109
Go!p. 111
Step IV You've Got the Power
Chapter 12 Online Stock Investingp. 117
Chapter 13 Online Bond Investingp. 136
Chapter 14 Online Mutual Fund Investingp. 143
Chapter 15 Keeping Trackp. 155
Step V High Gear
Chapter 16 Your Optionsp. 167
Chapter 17 Stock Investing 2.0p. 182
Chapter 18 Let's Talk Trendsp. 191
Chapter 19 IPOs and More Advanced Stuffp. 200
Talking the Talk (a useful glossary of terms)p. 211
Bibliography and e-contact sitesp. 216
Stay in Touch (contact information)p. 219
Acknowledgementsp. 220
About the Authorp. 221
Indexp. 224