The Unofficial Guide to Picking Stocks

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The Unofficial Guide to Picking Stocks is your guide to help you jump into the world of stock investing. Expert author Paul Mladjenovic takes you through the investment process while providing explanations to make sure you understand why you should invest in stocks, how to manage your stock portfolio, and what exactly makes up what is known as a ?hot? stock. The book will also discuss what else you should take into consideration when creating your investment portfolio with tips on avoiding fraud, evaluating ...
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Overview

The Unofficial Guide to Picking Stocks is your guide to help you jump into the world of stock investing. Expert author Paul Mladjenovic takes you through the investment process while providing explanations to make sure you understand why you should invest in stocks, how to manage your stock portfolio, and what exactly makes up what is known as a ?hot? stock. The book will also discuss what else you should take into consideration when creating your investment portfolio with tips on avoiding fraud, evaluating brokers, and sorting through the vast array of online investing opportunities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764562020
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Unofficial Guides Series , #187
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author Paul J. Mladjenovic is a certified financial planner practitioner and an investing adviser and instructor with 19 years experience writing and teaching about common stocks and related investments. He has also covered the topic of online investing in recent classes and publications. Currently the owner of PM Financial Services, he has spoken and written extensively on national and international investment strategies and has been featured on television and radio stations throughout the country. He conducts more than 150 seminars and workshops annually, teaching beginners and professionals how to invest in common stocks, bonds, options, figures, and global securities. Mr. Mladjenovic has published numerous articles on investing fundamentals and advanced techniques, and has been quoted in such business and consumer publications as Nation's Business, the Boston Globe, New York Newsday, and the Daily News. He has been a featured speaker at many major events, including the Toastmasters International Regional Conference in New York; the Learning Exchange of Sacramento, California; the Learning Annex in New York; and the Boston Center for Adult Education. In 1989, he conducted the first conference in the United States on management and investing opportunities for the home-based business, setting a precedent for seminars in this area that have since blossomed throughout the country. And to further help his students, he has written three publications: Zero Cost Marketing, How to Make Any Expense TaxDeductible, and, more recently, Internet Wealth Building Tools for Investors, which is available on software. To simplify a complex subject, Mr. Mladjenovic is currently the author and publisher of Prosperity Alert, a newsletter that focuses on the stock market, options, futures, and global investing. His Web site, www.supermoneylinks.com, gives investors extensive links and information on stock investing and other personal finance topics. The Web site also includes all the resources mentioned in this book.
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Table of Contents

Why "Unofficial"?

The Unofficial Guide Reader's Bill of Rights.

About the Author.

The Unofficial Guide Panel of Experts.

Introduction.

I. Laying the Groundwork.

1. Stock Investing Defined.

2. The Stock Market Environment: Where Stocks Are Bought and Sold.

3. Preparing to Invest in Great Stocks.

II. Doing Your Homework.

4. Analyzing Past Winners.

5. Finding the Information.

6. Reading the Essential Documents.

III. Picking Great Stocks.

7. Value Investing.

8. External Factors That Affect a Stock's Performance.

9. Succeeding in Both Bull and Bear Markets.

IV. The Purchase.

10. Going It Alone or Using a Broker.

11. The Cost of Investing: Taxes and Other Costs.

V. Managing Your Portfolio.

12. Monitoring Your Investments.

13. Protecting Your Investments.

A. Stock Exchanges.

B. Investing Information Resources.

Index.

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