All About Stocks, 3E [NOOK Book]

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How to buy, what to hold, and when to sell- the guide to getting started in stocks and managing your portfolio!



Want to become a more accomplished investor? All About Stocks is packed with the practical, hands-on guidance you need to choose your investments wisely, minimize your risk, and enter today's ...

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All About Stocks, 3E

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Overview

How to buy, what to hold, and when to sell- the guide to getting started in stocks and managing your portfolio!



Want to become a more accomplished investor? All About Stocks is packed with the practical, hands-on guidance you need to choose your investments wisely, minimize your risk, and enter today's market with confidence-no matter your level of experience.



Providing concise, clear answers to your most pressing stock-market questions, this thoroughly revised edition has been updated to address such timely issues as the role of exchange-traded funds, global investing, risk-adjusted returns, and the most effective ways to conduct online research and trading.





All About Stocks explains in easy-to-understand language:



  • What stocks are, and why you should own them


  • How to use the Internet to develop buying and selling strategies


  • How fundamental and technical analysis can help you find undervalued stocks


  • What mutual funds are, how they work, and which are right for you


  • How stocks fit within the asset allocation framework


  • Simple strategies for assembling a high-growth, low-risk, diversified portfolio


  • Trades to increase your safety during turbulent markets


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071595476
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 340
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Esme Faerber, MBA, CPA, is professor of business and accounting at Rosemont College. She is the author of “All About Bonds” and other several well-regarded books for individual investors.

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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Why Invest in Stocks     1
Common Stocks     12
Preferred Stocks     33
Understanding the Risks of Investing in Stocks     42
Returns of Stocks     61
Stock Market Indexes     73
How Stocks Are Traded     81
How Short Selling Works     105
Valuing Common Stock     112
Financial Statement Analysis and Fundamental Analysis     124
Technical Analysis     151
Theories of the Stock Market     179
Growth, Value, and Momentum Investing Styles     215
Open-End Mutual Funds     238
Closed-End Funds     262
Exchange-Traded Funds     272
Investing in Foreign Stocks     278
Portfolio Management and Evaluation     291
Index     305
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