All About Stocks, 3E

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 340 pages
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How to buy, what to hold, and when to sell- the guide to getting started in stocks and managing your portfolio!

Want to become a more accomplished investor? All About Stocks is packed with the practical, hands-on guidance you need to choose your investments wisely, minimize your risk, and enter today's market with confidence-no matter your level of experience.

Providing concise, clear answers to your most pressing stock-market questions, this thoroughly revised edition has been updated to address such timely issues as the role of exchange-traded funds, global investing, risk-adjusted returns, and the most effective ways to conduct online research and trading.

All About Stocks explains in easy-to-understand language:

  • What stocks are, and why you should own them
  • How to use the Internet to develop buying and selling strategies
  • How fundamental and technical analysis can help you find undervalued stocks
  • What mutual funds are, how they work, and which are right for you
  • How stocks fit within the asset allocation framework
  • Simple strategies for assembling a high-growth, low-risk, diversified portfolio
  • Trades to increase your safety during turbulent markets
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Why Invest in Stocks
1
Chapter 2 Common Stocks
12
Chapter 3 Preferred Stocks
33
Chapter 4 Understanding the Risks of Investing in Stocks
42
Chapter 5 Returns of Stocks
61
Chapter 6 Stock Market Indexes
73
Chapter 7 How Stocks Are Traded
81
Chapter 8 How Short Selling Works
105
Chapter 11 Technical Analysis
152
Chapter 12 Theories of the Stock Market
179
Chapter 13 Growth Value and Momentum Investing Styles
215
Chapter 14 OpenEnd Mutual Funds
238
Chapter 15 ClosedEnd Funds
262
Chapter 16 ExchangeTraded Funds
272
Chapter 17 Investing in Foreign Stocks
278
Chapter 18 Portfolio Management and Evaluation
291

Chapter 9 Valuing Common Stock
112
Chapter 10 Financial Statement Analysis and Fundamental Analysis
124
Index
305
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About the author (2007)

Esme Faerber, MBA, CPA, is professor of business and accounting at Rosemont College. She is the author of “All About Bonds” and other several well-regarded books for individual investors.

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