Pub. Date:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Understanding Stocks 2E / Edition 2

Understanding Stocks 2E / Edition 2

by Michael Sincere


View All Available Formats & Editions
Current price is , Original price is $21.0. You
Select a Purchase Option
  • purchase options
  • purchase options


Understanding Stocks 2E / Edition 2


You don't have to be a financial expert to make great money in the stock market. You just need to know the basics of the market, when to invest, and how to avoid being an easy mark for more sophisticated investors.

Understanding Stocks, Second Edition, contains all the key material that made the first edition so popular—plus critical new information you need to succeed in a highly transformed investing landscape.

This go-to guide shows how to do everything from opening an account to making informed decisions when evaluating stocks and trading. Brand-new material covers:

  • Short selling
  • Commodities and bonds
  • Fundamental and technical analysis
  • Market indicators
  • ETFs
  • High-frequency trading

Containing new interviews with successful traders who reveal all their secrets, Understanding Stocks puts you on the path to stock market success by showing how to keep from losing your money before it's been given a chance to truly work for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071830331
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 01/17/2014
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 130,810
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michael Sincere is a full-time columnist, writer, and author of numerous books, including Understanding Options and All About Market Indicators.

Table of Contents

The Opening ix

Part 1 What You Need to Know First

1 Welcome to the Stock Market 3

2 Classifying Stocks: Value, Income, and Growth 23

3 Fun Things You Can Do (with Stocks) 29

Part 2 How to Enter, Exit, and Escape Stocks

4 Opening a Brokerage Account 37

5 Buying Your First Stock 47

6 Have a Selling Strategy 55

7 Learn How to Limit Losses 61

Part 3 Money-Making Strategies

8 Make Money Slowly: Investment Strategies Using Stocks, Mutual Funds, Index Funds, and ETFs 75

9 Want to Make Money Fast? Short-Term Trading Strategies 91

10 Legendary Investors William O'Neil and John Bogle 101

Part 4 Decide Which Stocks to Buy or Sell

11 It's Really Fundamental: How to Analyze Companies 123

12 Fundamental Analysis: Tools and Tactics 135

13 Let's Get Technical 147

14 Technical and Sentiment Analysis: Tools and Tactics 169

Part 5 Outside the Box

15 Options, Bonds, Cash, Real Estate, Currencies, IPOs, and Futures 183

16 What Makes Stocks Go Up and Down? 201

Part 6 Sincere Advice

17 Why Investors Lose Money 215

18 Where to Get Help 229

19 Lessons I Learned from the Stock Market 233

The Closing: What You Should Do Now 241

Index 243

Acknowledgments 255

About the Author 257

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Understanding Stocks 2E 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago