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Investing Online for Dummies
     

Investing Online for Dummies

by Kathleen Sindell
 

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Everybody talks about it—how much you can save , and earn, when you start an online investment program. If you’ve decided you’re ready to find out what all the excitement’s about, you’re in luck. Investing Online For Dummies has been completely revised and updated with the latest tools, Web sites, rule changes, and tips that can

Overview

Everybody talks about it—how much you can save , and earn, when you start an online investment program. If you’ve decided you’re ready to find out what all the excitement’s about, you’re in luck. Investing Online For Dummies has been completely revised and updated with the latest tools, Web sites, rule changes, and tips that can make online investing easy and profitable.

To be a successful online investor, you need to know your way around the Web and you also need to understand something about investments. Investing Online For Dummies can help you make sound financial decisions by:

  • Outlining basic investment fundamentals
  • Explaining how stock options work and helping you determine the value of your employee stock option plan
  • Pointing out costly traps and ways to avoid them
  • Directing you to resources that provide information you need and helping you make sense of it
  • Showing you how to use the Internet to become a savvy investor

This 5th edition of Investing Online For Dummies provides clear instructions and ample illustrations, taking you from the basics of online investing to making your own online stock transactions to purchasing bonds online. A few of the things you’ll discover:

  • What’s important in an online brokerage and how to locate one that meets your needs
  • How to find Internet resources that help you select mutual funds
  • How to use stock online screens to find investment candidates that will move you toward your financial goals
  • Where to look for direct stock purchase and ShareBuilder plans that let you invest online for as little as $25 a month
  • How Internet tools can help you analyze and choose stocks and bonds
  • The secrets to paying the lowest commissions when trading online

There’s so much information available on the Internet that you can easily feel overwhelmed. Investing Online For Dummies leads you through that maze, showing you how to get started, what you really need to know, where to go online to find it, and how to get the process underway. When it comes to choosing which cruise to take to celebrate your success, however, you’re on your own!

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
In her introduction to investing on the Internet, Sindell (financial management, Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Studies) details online investment basics without "Wall Street-speak." Includes a foreword by Charles Schwab, cartoons, a directory of useful Internet sites, and a CD-ROM offering an electronic version of the directory and software programs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764584565
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/04/2005
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Sindell, PhD, is an expert on e-commerce and e-security, an adjunct faculty member for the Johns Hopkins University MBA program, and an e-commerce consultant.

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