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Title:
The almanac of online trading : the indispensable reference guide for trading stocks, bonds, and futures online
Author:
Wooten, Terry.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xiv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780071358590
Format :
Book

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Central Library HG4515.95 .W66 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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This guide book gives information on online trading, tackling subjects such as: stocks and their symbols and futures, market makers, trade associations for stocks, bonds and futures, online brokerage websites, news agencies, chat rooms and useful software and rules and regulations.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Part 1 Trading Online
1 Online Stock Tradingp. 3
2 Getting Started in Stocksp. 7
Logging Onp. 7
Types of Tradersp. 8
Sizes of Portfoliosp. 8
Types of Accountsp. 10
Feesp. 10
Other Servicesp. 10
Stock Offeringsp. 11
Types of Orders and Tradesp. 11
Confirmations and Cancellationsp. 13
Broker Selectionp. 13
Applicationp. 15
Stay Smart, Stay Aware, Stay Preparedp. 17
Reminderp. 17
3 Online Futures Tradingp. 19
Pros and Consp. 20
Exchangesp. 21
Brokersp. 21
Fees and Securityp. 22
Applicationp. 22
Reminderp. 23
4 Online Bond Tradingp. 25
Pros and Consp. 26
Types of Bond Offeringsp. 27
Broker Selectionp. 28
Applicationp. 30
Remindersp. 30
Part II Toolkits for Trading Online
The Playersp. 33
Key Electronic Communications Networksp. 35
Key Market Makersp. 36
Institutionalsp. 37
Wholesalersp. 37
Investment Banksp. 38
Wire Housesp. 39
Regional Firmsp. 39
The Vehiclesp. 41
Online Brokersp. 41
The Advisorsp. 49
Investment and Researchp. 49
News Servicesp. 52
Chat Roomsp. 53
The Overseersp. 55
Where the Frauds Arep. 56
Online Investment Newslettersp. 56
Bulletin Boards and Chat Roomsp. 56
E-Mail Spamsp. 58
How to Use the Internet to Invest Wiselyp. 58
Contact Your State Securities Regulatorsp. 60
Check with the NASDp. 60
Online Investment Fraud, New Medium, Same Old Scamp. 60
The "Pump and Dump" Scamp. 60
The Pyramidp. 61
The "Risk-Free" Fraudp. 61
Offshore Fraudsp. 61
Examples of Fraudp. 61
Tips for Investorsp. 62
Regulatory Agencies and Associationsp. 63
Stocksp. 63
Futuresp. 64
U.S. State, Canadian, and Mexican Regulatory Agenciesp. 64
Other Organizations Dealing with Fraudp. 74
The Elementsp. 75
Stock and Futures Exchangesp. 75
Domesticp. 75
Foreignp. 76
Stock Indexesp. 77
Dow Jones Industrial Averagep. 77
SandP 100 Index Companiesp. 77
SandP 500 Index Companiesp. 78
Nasdaq-100 Component Securitiesp. 83
Russell 2000 Indexp. 84
Wilshire 5000 Stock Indexp. 84
Types of Stock and Their Symbolsp. 84
New York Stock Exchange Listed Companiesp. 85
American Stock Exchangep. 124
Nasdaqp. 131
Contract Specificationsp. 155
The Languagep. 169
A Glossary of the Securities Marketsp. 169
A Glossary of the Futures Marketsp. 191
A Glossary of the Bond Marketsp. 216

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