Black Enterprise Guide to Investing


From the Nation's #1 Authority On Black Business

Black Enterprise

Learn how to:
* Start investing with $250, $100, or less
* Harness the financial markets and meet your goals for the future
* Invest on ...

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From the Nation's #1 Authority On Black Business

Black Enterprise

Learn how to:
* Start investing with $250, $100, or less
* Harness the financial markets and meet your goals for the future
* Invest on the web
* Find a broker or financial planner to suit your needs
* Teach your kids about investing

Learn how to invest safely and successfully-A powerful resource for novices and experienced investors alike

It's time to take control of your financial destiny. Written by Black Enterprise's personal finance columnist, James Anderson, the Black Enterprise Guide to Investing demystifies investing for beginners and provides a gold mine of solid, practical, easy-to-understand information about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, money markets, and other important investment vehicles. With the help of many fascinating and instructive real-life stories of people who learned to make investing a part of their long-term financial strategy-as well as helpful hints and insights from African-American investors, brokers, and financial planners-Anderson fills you in on what you need to know about:
* Getting started with as little as $100 or less
* Acceptable and unacceptable investment risks
* Choosing and working with investment professionals
* Developing the right investment strategy for your means and goals
* Online investing and using the Web to find and research opportunities and monitor your investments
* Special interest investments, including mutual funds run by black-owned firms

Special Bonus

To keep you abreast of the latest business and money management information, Black Enterprise is pleased to offer:
* A free issue of Black Enterprise magazine
* A free Wealth Building Kit
* A discount coupon for savings off the registration fee at Black Enterprise events

(See inside coupons for details.)

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Editorial Reviews

Anderson, a finance columnist for magazine, demystifies investing for beginners and provides easy-to-understand information about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, money markets, and other investment vehicles. He shows how to get started with as little as $100, and explains online investing and use of the Web to find opportunities and monitor investments. Information is illustrated with real-life stories, hints, and insights from African-American investors, brokers, and financial planners. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471381846
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Series: Black Enterprise Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 0.65 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 7.50 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES A. ANDERSON is a finance columnist for Black Enterprise magazine. He has written for Smart Money and the Dow Jones News Service and has freelanced for the New York Times, Money, Barron's, and BusinessWeek Online. Anderson also teaches journalism at the Lehman Campus of the City College of New York.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: African American Investors and Our Investment Boom.

Getting Ready to Invest: Dealing with Debt, Setting up a Safety Fund, Online Resources, and More.

Learning the Markets.

Stock Basics: How to Track Company Shares, the Exchanges, Bull and Bear Markets, Global Investing, and More.

How to Pick the Best Stocks.

Bonds--The Stability Every Portfolio Needs.

Bonds: Municipal Bonds, Saving Bonds, Corporate Bonds, Zero-Coupon Bonds, Junk Bonds, and More.

The Basics of Mutual Funds: A Professional Portfolio with a Cushion from Risk Built In.

Mutual Funds--How to Pick the Best of Them, African American Funds, and More.

Asset Allocation: How to Minimize Risk through a Diversified Portfolio.

Financial Planner, Full-Service Broker, or Discount Broker: Your Choices Made Simpler.

How to Teach Your Kids to Save, Invest, and Prosper.


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