A Complete Guide to Investing

Overview

Successful investing is facilitated by obtaining the right information at the right time. The investor should know where to obtain relevant information on specific investments, and how to read and interpret the various sources of data. Specific sources of investment information (publications, media outlets, etc.) are provided and the reader is guided on how to use these sources in making informed investment decisions.

The book explores what vehicles are available to invest in, ...

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Overview

Successful investing is facilitated by obtaining the right information at the right time. The investor should know where to obtain relevant information on specific investments, and how to read and interpret the various sources of data. Specific sources of investment information (publications, media outlets, etc.) are provided and the reader is guided on how to use these sources in making informed investment decisions.

The book explores what vehicles are available to invest in, the features of each type of investment, the advantages and disadvantages of each investment category, and when a particular investment type might be suitable. Computerized investing, which is a vital aspect of investing today, is stressed through the book.

This book can be used by the experienced and the inexperienced investor to make everyday investment decisions. It contains easy to follow examples from daily life which shows how to realistically achieve objectives. This book is designed in a question and answer format. The questions are typical of those asked by lay investors and the answers are clear, concise, and to the point.

In short, this is a workable easy reference of guidelines, illustrations, checklists, worksheets, charts, graphs, practical applications, recommendations, and how to's for the novice investor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906403614
  • Publisher: Global Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2011
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jae K. Shim is Professor of Business Administration at California State University, Long Beach, and a consultant for over twenty years. He is also president of the National Business Review Foundation.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Jae K Shim ix

Chapter 1 Getting Started as an Investor 1

Chapter 2 Financial Markets and Investment Process 17

Chapter 3 Return and Risk 27

Chapter 4 Fundamental Analysis 41

Chapter 5 Technical Analysis 69

Chapter 6 Common Stocks and Preferred Stocks 85

Chapter 7 How Much Are You Willing to Pay for a Common Stock? 97

Chapter 8 Fixed Income Securities 115

Chapter 9 Investing in Options 139

Chapter 10 Futures Contracts 153

Chapter 11 Global Investing 161

Chapter 12 Tax-Advantaged Investments 179

Chapter 13 Mutual Funds 197

Chapter 14 Diversification, Portfolio Construction, and Asset Allocation 223

Glossary 235

Index 267

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