Investing Demystified [NOOK Book]

Overview

Everything you need to know to build a solid investment portfolio--starting with as little as $500!



Financial security tomorrow requires that you make profitable investment decisions today, yet fewer than one in five of us feel we have the knowledge to make those decisions. Investing Demystified pulls ...

See more details below
Investing Demystified

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$11.49
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$19.95 List Price

Overview

Everything you need to know to build a solid investment portfolio--starting with as little as $500!



Financial security tomorrow requires that you make profitable investment decisions today, yet fewer than one in five of us feel we have the knowledge to make those decisions. Investing Demystified pulls back the curtain so you can invest like a veteran, outlining step-by-step techniques for making the most of your money while keeping it out of harm’s way.



Structured to let you cover every detail at your own speed, this comprehensive guide shows you how to recognize and take advantage of profitable opportunities in everything from mutual funds to tax-free bonds to real estate. Market-proven tips and techniques, handy checklists, chapter-ending quizzes and more allow you to:





  • Determine your investment personality to increase your investment success

  • Protect your money from the next market downturn

  • Use asset allocation strategies to increase long-term returns while managing risk

  • Uncover stocks selling at a discount

  • Know when to sell stocks, when to hold, and why

  • Understand balance sheets, income statements, and other key financial documents

  • Generate greater returns from your 401(k), IRA, or other retirement account



Investing Demystified will give you the inside track on where your money should be invested, whether you’re looking to make money now or over the long run.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071471312
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 620,237
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Lim is senior editor and personal finance writer for U.S. News & World Report. A former staff writer for Money and personal finance columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Lim is the author of Money Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Why we invest 3
Ch. 2 Before you get started 15
Ch. 3 Demystifying the language of investing 30
Ch. 4 What kind of investor are you? 58
Ch. 5 Demystifying stocks 79
Ch. 6 Demystifying bonds 109
Ch. 7 Demystifying cash 135
Ch. 8 Demystifying mutual funds I 146
Ch. 9 Demystifying funds II 163
Ch. 10 Demystifying other assets 185
Ch. 11 Demystifying stock selection 215
Ch. 12 Demystifying bond selection 242
Ch. 13 Demystifying mutual fund selection 260
Ch. 14 Demystifying asset allocation 289
Ch. 15 Demystifying asset location 309
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Rainmist

    Is ready ¿

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)