When you need on-the-spot answers to your online investment questions, look no further than Teach Yourself Investing Online. Presented with the clarity and functionality that make all Teach Yourself guides so popular, this book arms you with the tools necessary to make online investing a rewarding and satisfying experience. Whether you've never used the Internet to make a financial decision or you're on your way to being an active day trader, Teach Yourself Investing Online helps you find the information you need to make wise decisions. Discover online investing by exploring financial Web sites, creating an investment plan, and choosing a broker. The book preps you on how to investigate your options before slapping down your money as well as how to track performance of potential or actual investments. When you're ready, more advanced topics cover a vide variety of online features including bonds, options, futures, mutual funds, IPOs, day trading, and messages boards.
Table of Contents
PART I: Discovering Online Investing. Chapter 1: Getting Organized. Chapter 2: Exploring Financial Web Sites. Chapter 3: Before You Send Money: Crafting an Investment Plan. Chapter 4: Dry-Run Investing: Personalization and Practice. PART II: Getting Your Feet Wet. Chapter 5: Going Shopping. Chapter 6: Basic Stock Trading. Chapter 7: Investing in Mutual Funds. Chapter 8: Company Research: Profiles and News. Chapter 9: Company Research: Finding and Using Financial Data. Chapter 10: Narrowing the Field With Stock Screens. Chapter 11: Watching the Analysts and Insiders. PART III: Keeping Posted. Chapter 12: Working With Portfolios to Track Performance. Chapter 13: Getting the News Brought to You. Chapter 14: Deciding When to Buy and Sell. PART IV: Expanding Your Investment Horizons Chapter 15: Adding to Your Trading Repertoire. Chapter 16: Getting in on the Ground Floor: Initial Public Offerings. Chapter 17: What You Should Know About Day Trading. Chapter 18: Joining the Online Investing Community. Chapter 19: Protecting Your Money. Appendix A: Personal Workbook Answers. Glossary.
About the Authors Tom Gray is a journalist who has covered finance and other beats for Investor's Business Daily and the Los Angeles Daily News. His work has also appeared in other publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Tech Week, California Physician, HomeCare Magazine, and the Los Angeles Business Journal. He lives in Oak Park, California, with his wife, Barbara, and their two children. Claire Mencke is a financial writer for Investor's Business Daily, where she has covered a wide range of subjects including bonds, small-cap stocks, mutual funds, and investment strategies. She has also been a securities analyst for Value Line and Tanaka Capital Management. With Brian Pfaffenberger, she coauthored The Savvy Investor's Internet Resource (IDG Books, 1996). She has an MBA in finance from Pace University's Lubin School of Business.