The Teenage Investor: How to Start Early, Invest Often & Build Wealth

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 22, 2003 - Business & Economics - 204 pages
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A Wall Street wiz kid teaches teens all about investing

At the age of 8, when most kids look no further than baseball cards and video games, young Tim Olsen bought his first stock.

Now, with a diverse portfolio in hand, this13-year-old wunderkind has written The Teenage Investor.

Olson explains for teens, Gen-Xers, and their parents how to build wealth in the stock market by starting now. He then outlines a simple, step-by-step program to begin building a lifelong portfolio.

Tim's fresh perspective and wisdom-beyond his-years make The Teenage Investor a welcome relief from the standard "how to get rich" investment book. Writing with knowledge and insight of a market veteran, he tells young and first-time investors:

  • How to invest in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds
  • Unique wealth-building plans for young investors
  • Methods for building a solid investment portfolio at any age

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This book covers the basics of investing in the stock market, how to start young and use long-term value and how to buy without the help of a broker. I thought this book did an excellent job in making ... Read full review

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i haven't completed the book yet, but as far as i've gotten, i love it !!!! its exactly for people like me, no backgound in finance at all. no immediate family member who has any expertise what so ever related to investment. its definitely not for people who know a about market, its so very basic. but for some one like me , this book is ideal. anyone who is just getting started in investment can't possibly get his/her hands on a book more clearly written and more user friendly than this one. 

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The Idea of Investing
Turning Ideas into Action
Chapter 3 An Introduction to Financial Markets
Chapter 4 The Wealth Plan for Young Investors
Chapter 5 Investing in Stocks
Chapter 6 Investing in Bonds
Chapter 7 Investing in Mutual Funds
Why Index Funds Are the Way to Go
Something Many Investors Fail to Do
Chapter 11 Who Should I Trust? Examining Analysts Brokers and Other Financial Advisors
Chapter 12 Research Your Way to Success and Understanding Asset Allocation
Slowly but Surely Wins the Race
Chapter 14 Put Your Money to WorkStart Saving Now
Safe Havens for Nervous Investors
About the Author

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About the author (2003)

Timothy Olsen is a 13-year-oldinvesting prodigy. He has been published or featured in a variety of networks and publications, including CNBC, Mutual Fund Magazine, REITStreet,,

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