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Title:
The everything online investing book
Author:
Domash, Harry.
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Publication Information:
Holbrook, Mass. : Adams, 2000.
Physical Description:
viii, 325 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781580623384
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A guide to managing a portfolio over the Internet offers advice on selecting a broker, buying stocks online, trading mutual funds, locating analysis data, and joining discussion groups.


Author Notes

Harry Domash writes a bimonthly finance column for the San Francisco Chronicle.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. viii
Chapter 1 Choosing an Online Brokerp. 1
Your Investing Stylep. 2
Brokers in Generalp. 4
How to Get Background on Brokersp. 5
What Is a Share of Stock?p. 10
Opening an Accountp. 11
Chapter 2 All about Tradingp. 13
Buyp. 14
Sellp. 17
Sell Stopp. 17
Selling Shortp. 18
What Happens When You Place a Trade Order?p. 20
Trading Mutual Fundsp. 25
Chapter 3 Managing Your Portfolio Onlinep. 29
Web Portfolio Tracerp. 30
Chapter 4 The Financial Gurusp. 39
Tapping into Geniusp. 40
Invest like Warren Buffettp. 43
Mining the Fund Managersp. 46
Chapter 5 Picks and Tips from Market Expertsp. 53
Stock Pickers on the Webp. 54
Evaluating the Tips and the Tipstersp. 68
Chapter 6 Selection Strategies: Stock Screeningp. 73
Prebuilt Screensp. 74
Custom Screensp. 83
Technical Analysis Screensp. 97
Chapter 7 Selection Strategies: Modelsp. 99
The Cornerstone Growth Strategyp. 100
SuperModels Strategyp. 103
Dogs of the Dow Strategyp. 105
Graham's Net Current Asset Value Strategyp. 108
Chapter 8 A Quick Look at Analyzing Stocksp. 111
Using Market Guide Stock Snapshotsp. 112
Learning the Lingop. 113
Chapter 9 Profiling the Companyp. 123
What Do They Do?p. 124
SEC Reports Made Easyp. 124
Who's the Competition?p. 125
Check the Newsp. 128
Chapter 10 Analyzing the Analystsp. 129
Who Are These Analysts?p. 130
Forecasts and Recommendationsp. 131
Consensus Forecasts: Where to Find Themp. 131
Evaluating Forecasts and Recommendationsp. 133
Using Supply and Demand to Find Happening Stocksp. 134
Surprises and Trendsp. 135
Whisper Numbersp. 138
Where to Get Analysts' Reportsp. 139
Chapter 11 Cashing In on Insider Infop. 143
Researching Insider Tradingp. 144
Who's Buying, Who's Sellingp. 145
Sites That Track the Insidersp. 146
Finding Companies Whose Insiders Buyp. 149
Screening for Insider Buying Tipsp. 151
Chapter 12 Getting the Most out of Quotes and Chartsp. 155
Charts Made Simplep. 157
Real-Time Quotesp. 158
Charts for Chartists: Technical Chartsp. 160
Quotes for Day Tradersp. 164
Chapter 13 Decoding Financial Statementsp. 167
Clues to Future Earningsp. 168
Rating Companies by Stock Typep. 169
Grading Stocksp. 170
Clues to Future Disasterp. 172
Economic Marginsp. 174
Sales Trendsp. 174
Operating Marginsp. 175
Accounts Receivablep. 175
Inventory (Apply to Retail Stores)p. 176
Chapter 14 Second Opinionsp. 177
The Gurus' Inputp. 178
What the Pundits Sayp. 180
Analysts' Advicep. 180
Computer-Generated Wisdomp. 182
Chapter 15 Forecasting the Futurep. 187
Market Indexesp. 188
Ready-to-Wear Market Forecastsp. 190
Hanging Out with the Economistsp. 197
Data Centralp. 198
Chapter 16 What the Sectors Sayp. 201
Sectors Definedp. 202
Finding Hot Industries and Sectorsp. 202
Finding Hot Stocks in Hot Sectorsp. 204
Chapter 17 Finding the Fundsp. 213
The Fund Ratersp. 214
Fund Analysis (and It's Free!)p. 215
A Quick Look at a Fundp. 216
The Detailed Evaluationp. 222
Sound the (Fund) Alarmp. 228
More Mutual Fund Rating Servicesp. 229
No-Load Funds: Buy Direct or Through a Broker?p. 234
Direct Investingp. 236
Chapter 18 Screening for Top Mutual Fundsp. 243
The Best Fund Search Toolp. 244
Quicken Popular Searchesp. 244
Quicken EasyStep Searchp. 249
Quicken Full Searchp. 251
E*Trade Searchesp. 254
Other Good Fund Screenersp. 257
Chapter 19 The IPO Gold Rushp. 261
The IPO Processp. 262
Finding and Evaluating IPOsp. 264
Supplyp. 265
Demandp. 266
The Aftermarketp. 268
Timingp. 268
Analyze the Businessp. 270
Buying IPOsp. 274
Chapter 20 Investing Supersitesp. 279
CBS MarketWatchp. 280
Yahoo! Financep. 281
My Yahoo!p. 283
Setting Up My Yahoo!p. 284
Chapter 21 Staying Connected: News and Communicationsp. 289
Press Releasesp. 290
Hard Newsp. 293
Interpretive Newsp. 293
Bloomberg Keeps Up with the Marketp. 294
Where to Keep Up with Your Stocksp. 295
News by E-Mailp. 296
Message Boardsp. 297
Conference Callsp. 301
Appendicesp. 305
Analyze a Stock in 30 Minutesp. 306
Analyzing Mutual Funds in 30 Minutesp. 313
Glossary of Investment Termsp. 315
Indexp. 321