Stock Investing For Dummies

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Stock Investing For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes information on stock investing in both bear and bull markets; unique investment segments; stock investing for different types of situations; and examples straight from the real world of stock investing as they have occurred in the past three years.

Now updated! Your expert guide to building a profitable stock portfolio

Want to make money in stocks without losing your shirt? This practical guide gives you proven strategies for weathering the current economic crisis and for selecting and managing profitable investments in either a bear or bull market. You’ll navigate the new economic landscape and choose the right stocks for different situations — and you’ll find fresh real-world examples that show you how to maximize your returns.

Get started with the basics — understand stock value, assess your finances, set your investing goals, and know your investing style

Recognize the risks — explore different kinds of risk and weigh risk against return

Make informed investing decisions — research stocks, understand growth and income investing, and use basic economics to improve your stock strategy

Build a strong foundation for your portfolio — investigate industries, evaluate a company’s financial health, and understand the effect of politics/government on stock investing

Capitalize on emerging sector opportunities — from precious metals to alternative energy, discover the hot sectors that will make your portfolio thrive

Build (and hold on to) your wealth — get expert tips and tactics for utilizing brokerage orders, buying with fewer costs, and keeping the taxman at bay

Open the book and find:

The differences between stock investing and trading

How to understand and use indexes

The various types of brokers and how to choose one

New ways to gather stock information online

Methods for tracking insider trading

Early signs of megatrends that can affect your portfolio

Solutions for protecting your profits

Investing resources and financial ratios