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Kiss Your Stockbroker Goodbye

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It's a personal-finance mutiny: record numbers of individual investors are taking their portfolios into their own hands. Now that ordinary citizens can easily access investment information and trade shares, the magic wisdom of a broker is becoming an outdated myth. In this brilliant call to arms, John G. Wells exposes the truth: most brokers don't even match the average return of the stock market.

Wells's clear, accessible advice takes the mystery out of buying stocks and ...

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Overview

It's a personal-finance mutiny: record numbers of individual investors are taking their portfolios into their own hands. Now that ordinary citizens can easily access investment information and trade shares, the magic wisdom of a broker is becoming an outdated myth. In this brilliant call to arms, John G. Wells exposes the truth: most brokers don't even match the average return of the stock market.

Wells's clear, accessible advice takes the mystery out of buying stocks and provides a detailed plan of action. For beginning and experienced investors alike, Wells simplifies the process and introduces all the tools needed to execute your own investment activities with tips such as:

  • How to find and work with discount brokers
  • Where to find the most reliable information, including hundreds of print and electronic sources
  • Who to ask when you need advice, how much they'll charge, and why their advice will be less biased than a broker's
  • A detailed directory of financial products and services
  • A sound, easy-to-implement system for selecting stocks, bonds, and mutual funds
Kiss Your Stockbroker Goodbye finally puts your finances in the hands of the one person who has a totally vested interest in your success: you.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780767901789
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.59 (w) x 8.29 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Where Are the Customers' Yachts? 5
Ch. 2 Discount Brokers and Their Services 11
Ch. 3 Asset Allocation 27
Ch. 4 Investing in Stocks 57
Ch. 5 Investing in Bonds 144
Ch. 6 Investing in Mutual Funds 163
Ch. 7 Working With Fee-Only Professionals 196
Ch. 8 Investment Performance 221
Ch. 9 Caveat Investor 228
App. A Companies With Dividend Reinvestment Plans 235
App. B Trust Companies 249
Index of Resource Guide Products and Services 297
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