This basic manual guides the novice investor to a working knowledge of the stock market and how to start trading and earning. Written in clear, non-technical language, it defines all of the major terms used by investors and puts them together in an easily understandable framework. The result is a big picture of the many investment choices available, and the pros and cons of each one.
This book answers the beginning investor’s questions, including:
• Finding and choosing a discount broker
• Managing brokerage fees
• Growth stocks vs. dividends
• The difference between mutual funds, index funds, and ETFs
• How to make your first trade
Quick and easy to read, and packed full of useful information, this book decodes investment jargon into plain language and gives the beginner a solid toolkit for learning the ways of the market.
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So basic it is a waste of money
The book gives you a general idea about stock investment and different approaches of trading. Very good for the beginner investor.
For the Neophyte Investor
Good advice for any person interested in investing in the stock market. My path has followed that of the author's with a few differences. I use both an old brokerage firm with a team of advisors and an online discount company to "do it myself". The only point I disagree on is the mutual funds I invest in provide me with a semi-annual report of the individual investments listed by value and percent of the fund's total investments. Otherwise, this book is an inexpensive way to learn about the market and guide your first step. (cal45son)