The Standard & Poor's Guide To Long-Term Investing

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VALUABLE ADVICE FOR INVESTORS OF ALL TYPES FROM STANDARD & POOR'S, TODAY'S MOST TRUSTED RESOURCE FOR RELIABLE INVESTMENT INFORMATION

Standard & Poor's Press brings the impressive knowledge and resources of Standard & Poor's to some of today's most challenging financial issues. Covering subjects from saving for college to technical analysis to risk management, books in the series will give both independent and institutional investors...

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Overview

VALUABLE ADVICE FOR INVESTORS OF ALL TYPES FROM STANDARD & POOR'S, TODAY'S MOST TRUSTED RESOURCE FOR RELIABLE INVESTMENT INFORMATION

Standard & Poor's Press brings the impressive knowledge and resources of Standard & Poor's to some of today's most challenging financial issues. Covering subjects from saving for college to technical analysis to risk management, books in the series will give both independent and institutional investors the knowledge they need to dramatically improve their overall financial decisions.

Sensible, straightforward Standard & Poor's secrets for achieving worry-free investing success

Successful investing doesn't have to be a pressure-packed chore. The Standard & Poor's Guide to Profitable Long-Term Investing provides investors with commonsense rules and guidelines to take the pain out of investing and replace it with certainty and confidence. It unveils a simple approach, one that demystifies and simplifies the path to profitable investing without relying on buzzwords and confusing mathematics.

From knowing the best times to buy and sell to saving for education or retirement, this easy-to-follow book uses Standard & Poor's data, tables, charts, and graphs to illustrate and explain exactly how anyone can construct a sensible, low-maintenance portfolio.

Covering topics that books of its type often overlook, it discusses:

  • Why stockbrokers and financial advisers can be hazardous to an investor's financial health
  • Seven simple steps to follow to help ensure profitable investing
  • How and when to buy a stock and—even more important—when to take profits
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071410359
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/30/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 159
  • Product dimensions: 0.38 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Tigue is a former managing editor of the Standard & Poor's newsletter The Outlook and is the coauthor of The Dividend Rich Investor. His comments and insights have appeared in a number of financial periodicals, including BusinessWeek.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 The First Key: Pay Yourself First 1
Ch. 2 Fear, Loathing, and Diversification on Wall Street 13
Ch. 3 The Second Key: Hold Stocks for the Long Term 23
Ch. 4 The Third Key: Buy What You Know and Don't Get Bubble-Wrapped 43
Ch. 5 To Buy or Not to Buy 51
Ch. 6 The Fourth Key: Dollar Cost Average - A Tried and True Method 63
Ch. 7 The Fifth Key: Keep Your Costs Down 71
Ch. 8 The Sixth Key: Know When to Sell 89
Ch. 9 Less Is More 97
Ch. 10 Bonds and Your Portfolio 105
Ch. 11 The Seventh Key: Start Now 121
Appendix 125
Index 153
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