Turn to the Investing Bible for expert advice on how to make the wisest investment options based on your overall financial picture and financial goals. This comprehensive book teaches you how to make good decisions regarding real estate, bonds and securities, taxes, mortgages, and do's and don'ts for the current stock market. Coverage includes up-to-date information on the hottest online investing resources that you can use to maximize investment convenience and success tips on how to become a more disciplined and intelligent investor. You'll get the ABC's of stock picking the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ all fully explained. This book brings you everything you need to know about starting your own investment club, deciding on a financial planner or broker, guidelines for protecting your assets, the pros and cons of debt consolidation, and more.
About the Author
About the Author Lynn O'Shaughnessy, author of the Retirement Bible and The Unofficial Guide to Investing, has been writing about personal finance for nearly a decade. A former Los Angeles Times reporter, she has contributed countless articles to magazines and Web sites including Mutual Funds, Bloomberg Personal Finance, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes Magazine's Web site. She is also a popular guest on Sage Online, a highly successful financial Internet site on America Online. Lynn lives with her husband and two children in San Diego.
Table of Contents
PART I: Investing Fundamentals.
Chapter 1: Your Twelve Best Investment Strategies.
Chapter 2: Preparing to Invest.
Chapter 3: Surviving in a Bear Market.
Chapter 4: Picking a Broker.
Chapter 5: Finding the Best Financial Advice.
PART II: All Flavors of Funds.
Chapter 6: Mutual Fund ABCs.
Chapter 7: All-Star Mutual Funds.
Chapter 8: The Smart Investor's Fund Strategies.
Chapter 9: The Art of Buying and Selling Mutual Funds.
Chapter 10: Index Fund Investing.
Chapter 11: The New Contender: Exchange-Traded Funds.
PART III: Stocking Up: Techniques and Technology.
Chapter 12: A Stock Primer.
Chapter 13: Stock Strategies for the Successful Investor.
Chapter 14: Sector Investing: Too Hot to Handle?
Chapter 15: Identifying Winning Stocks.
Chapter 16: Investment Clubs in the Online Age.
PART IV: Bonding with Your Investments.
Chapter 17: Bond Basics.
Chapter 18: Uncle Sam's Bond World.
Chapter 19: Corporate, Municipal, and Junk Bonds.
PART V: Investing in Your Retirement.
Chapter 20: Investing Through IRAs.
Chapter 21: Squeezing the Most out of Your 401(k).
Chapter 22: The Truth About Annuities.
PART VI: All in the Family.
Chapter 23: Investing for College.
Chapter 24: Teaching Kids to Invest.
PART VII: Financial Fundamentals.
Chapter 25: Defusing Your Investments' Tax Time Bombs.
Chapter 26: Troubleshooting for Investing Scams.
Chapter 27: Dealing with Debt.
Chapter 28: Insuring Your Investing Future.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: Resource Guide.
What People are Saying About This
"comprehensive, and easy to dip into for the basics on everything from annuities to zero-coupon bonds." (BusinessWeek, February 11, 2002)
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