High-Powered Investing All-in-One For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Your key to success in high-end investments

Looking for help making smarter, more profitable high-end investment decisions? Why buy 13 books that cover each of the major topics you need to understand, when High-Powered Investing All-In-One For Dummies gives you 13 expert guides for the price of one?

This hands-on resource arms you with an arsenal of advanced investing techniques for everything from stocks and futures to options and ...

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High-Powered Investing All-in-One For Dummies

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Overview

Your key to success in high-end investments

Looking for help making smarter, more profitable high-end investment decisions? Why buy 13 books that cover each of the major topics you need to understand, when High-Powered Investing All-In-One For Dummies gives you 13 expert guides for the price of one?

This hands-on resource arms you with an arsenal of advanced investing techniques for everything from stocks and futures to options and exchange-traded funds. You'll find out how to trade on the FOREX market, evaluate annuities, choose the right commodities, and buy into hedge funds. Plus, you'll get up to speed on using business fundamentals and technical analysis to help you make smarter decisions and maximize your returns. You'll also find ways to be as aggressive as your personality and bank account allow, without taking foolish or excessive risks.

  • Updated compilation is targeted at readers who already have a basic understanding of investing principles and who are looking for a reference to help them build a diversified portfolio
  • Offers a succinct framework and expert advice to help you make solid decisions and confidently invest in the marketplace

The key to expanding your investment opportunities successfully is information. Whether you're just beginning to explore more advanced investing or have been dabbling in it for a while, High-Powered Investing All-In-One For Dummies gives you the information, strategies, and techniques you need to make your financial dreams come true.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118756133
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/16/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 744
  • Sales rank: 894,262
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Amine Bouchentouf (Commodities For Dummies) is President and Chief Executive Officer of Renaissance Investment Advisors LLC. Renaissance is an international financial advisory firm headquartered in New York City, which provides long-term strategic advice to individuals and institutions. He is also the author of Arabic For Dummies.

Brian Dolan (Currency Trading For Dummies) has 15 years of experience in the foreign exchange markets, including trading and analyst roles at top-tier financial institutions. In addition to overseeing fundamental and technical research at FOREX.com, Mr. Dolan publishes a daily technical analysis report and weekly macro research report for the exclusive use of FOREX.com clients. He has also published numerous articles on currency trading strategies and risk management. Mr. Dolan is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Dr. Joe Duarte (Futures & Options For Dummies, Futures Trading For Dummies) analyzes intelligence and global geopolitical events and their
effects on the financial markets. He reaches thousands of investors daily through his own Web site (joe-duarte.com) and FinancialWire, where he is a featured syndicated columnist. Dr. Duarte is frequently quoted in the major media, including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, Marketwatch.com, and CNN.com. He is the author of Successful Energy Sector Investing and Successful Biotech Investing, and the coauthor of After-Hours Trading Made Easy. One of CNBC’s original Market Mavens, Dr. Duarte has been writing about the financial markets since 1990.

Mark Galant (Currency Trading For Dummies) has enjoyed a 25-year career in and around Wall Street, first as a trader and market maker and from 1994 to 1999 as Vice Chairman of FNX Ltd, the trading technology firm. Mr. Galant’s last trading position was global head of FX options at Credit Suisse; he has also been a money manager for famed hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones. Mr. Galant founded GAIN Capital in October 1999; today, the firm’s proprietary trading platform is used by clients from 140 countries and supports a monthly trading volume in excess of $100 billion. Mr. Galant holds a BS in finance from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business
School.

Ann C. Logue, MBA (Hedge Funds For Dummies) has 12 years of working experience in financial services and has taught finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a finance writer who has written numerous articles on investment and hedge funds, and she has edited publications on equity trading and risk management.

Paul Mladjenovic (Stock Investing For Dummies, 2nd Edition) is a well-known certified financial planner and investing consultant with over 19 years of experience writing and teaching about common stocks and related investments. He owns PM Financial Services.

Kerry Pechter (Annuities For Dummies) is a finance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Men’s Health, and many other national publications. He is currently the senior editor for Annuity Market News, a monthly newsletter published by SourceMedia, Inc.

Barbara Rockefeller (Technical Analysis For Dummies) is an international economist and forecaster specializing in foreign exchange. She was a pioneer in technical analysis and also in combining technical analysis with fundamental analysis. She publishes two reports daily using both techniques (rtsforex.com) for professional fund managers, corporate hedgers, and individual traders. The trading advice newsletter has an average annual hypothetical return over 50 percent since 1994 and has never posted a losing year. She is the author of three other books and contributes a regular column to Currency Trader magazine.

Peter J. Sander, MBA (Value Investing For Dummies) is a professional author, researcher, and investor. His 15 titles include The 250 Personal Finance Questions Everybody Should Ask, Everything Personal Finance, and the Cities Ranked & Rated series. He has also developed over 150 columns for MarketWatch and TheStreet.com. He has completed Certified Financial Planner (CFP) education and testing requirements and has invested actively for over 40 years.

Russell Wild, MBA (Bond Investing For Dummies, Exchange-Traded Funds For Dummies) is the author or coauthor of nearly two dozen nonfiction books, including The Unofficial Guide to Getting a Divorce (Wiley) with attorney Susan Ellis Wild (his ex-wife). Wild is also a NAPFA-registered, fee-only financial advisor based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with High-Powered Investing 5

Chapter 1: What Every Investor Should Know 7

Chapter 2: Playing the Market: Stocks and Bonds 21

Chapter 3: Getting to Know Mutual Funds and ETFs 47

Chapter 4: All about Annuities 73

Book II: Futures and Options 87

Chapter 1: Futures and Options Fundamentals 89

Chapter 2: Being a Savvy Futures and Options Trader 107

Chapter 3: Basic Trading Strategies 121

Chapter 4: Advanced Speculation Strategies 135

Book III: Commodities 155

Chapter 1: Getting an Overview of Commodities 157

Chapter 2: Adding Commodities to Your Portfolio 171

Chapter 3: The Power House: Making Money in Energy 183

Chapter 4: Pedal to the Metal: Investing in Metals 203

Chapter 5: Down on the Farm: Trading Agricultural Products 219

Book IV: Foreign Currency Trading 231

Chapter 1: Your Forex Need-to-Know Guide 233

Chapter 2: Major and Minor Currency Pairs 255

Chapter 3: Gathering and Interpreting Economic Data 279

Chapter 4: Advice for Successful Forex Trading 293

Chapter 5: Putting Your Trading Plan in Action 305

Book V: Hedge Funds 319

Chapter 1: Getting the 411 on Hedge Funds 321

Chapter 2: Taking the Plunge with Hedge Funds 337

Chapter 3: A Potpourri of Hedge Fund Strategies 353

Chapter 4: Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance 373

Book VI: Emerging Markets 385

Chapter 1: Introducing Emerging Market Investing 387

Chapter 2: A Guided Tour through the World’s Emerging Markets 403

Chapter 3: Picking Bonds, Stocks, and Mutual Funds in Emerging Markets 419

Chapter 4: High Finance in Emerging Markets 435

Book VII: Value Investing 445

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Value Investing 447

Chapter 2: A Value Investor’s Guide to Financial Statements 457

Chapter 3: Using Ratios as a Valuation Tool 479

Chapter 4: Valuing a Business 491

Book VIII: Socially Responsible Investing 517

Chapter 1: Making Your Investments Match Your Values 519

Chapter 2: The Socially Responsible Enterprise: Evaluating Companies 527

Chapter 3: Introducing the Islamic Capital Market 545

Chapter 4: Managing Assets in Islamic Investments 557

Book IX: Crowdfund Investing 573

Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Crowdfund Investing 575

Chapter 2: Evaluating Crowdfund Investing Opportunities 583

Chapter 3: Committing Your Capital and Adding Value 595

Book X: Technical Analysis 615

Chapter 1: Wrapping Your Brain around Technical Analysis 617

Chapter 2: Bars and Bar Reading 633

Chapter 3: Charting the Market with Candlesticks 649

Chapter 4: Seeing Patterns and Drawing Trendlines 659

Chapter 5: Transforming Techniques into Trades 675

Index 693

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