Trading for Dummies

Trading for Dummies

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When people think of stock trading, they often think of the glory days of the Internet, when stocks just kept going up and everyone seemed to be making a fortune. Since the bubble burst, many people are scared of investing in the stock market. Sure, stocks are risky - just like any other investment - but with the right knowledge and tactics, there's still money to be made. "Trading For Dummies" isn't about high-risk, fast-paced day trading. It's a simple, straightforward guide to the ins and outs of stock investing that offers a measured, level-headed approach to trading. You'll learn the basics of portfolio management, measuring stock value, market analysis, and much more - all with a focus on risk reduction and steady profits.Inside you'll learn how to: understand market cycles; choose a great broker; master technical analysis; manage your risk exposure; and build a balanced portfolio. This friendly guide presents the kind of honest advice you won't find in the typical get-rich-quick books on trading. Full of practical tips and tactics - as well as hardnosed insider advice - this handy resource shows you how to build a strong, balanced, and profitable portfolio.Whether you want to save up for your retirement or pay for college, "Trading For Dummies" will show you how to: prepare yourself with the right tools and information; develop your own custom trading strategy; analyze companies and stocks; understand all the exchanges and markets; understand broker fee structures; analyze market behavior; decipher income statements, balance sheets, and ratios; read charts and graphs; and spot trends and profit from them.
This book has all the tools and honest advice novice stock traders need to get set-up quickly and safely. Basic strategies and stock valuation methodologies let you control your risk exposure and make wise decisions. "Trading For Dummies" includes everything new traders need with advice on every type of stock or derivative, every kind of trade, and every popular strategy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 20mm | 580.61g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764556894
  • 9780764556890
  • 736,498

About Michael Griffis

Michael Griffis is a stock trader and a writer. Lita Epstein is a writer and a designer and teacher of online financial courses.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: So You Want to Be a Trader: Gathering Your Tools. Chapter 1: The Ins and Outs of Trading Stocks. Chapter 2: Discovering the Markets and the Stock Exchanges. Chapter 3: Going for Broke(r): Understanding Your Brokerage Options. Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Business: Putting Your Computer to Work. Part II: Reading the Fundamentals: The Basics of Fundamental Analysis. Chapter 5: Fundamentals 101: Observing Market Behavior. Chapter 6: Understanding the Critical Parts of Fundamental Analysis. Chapter 7: Taking the Analyst Call. Part III: Reading the Charts: The Basics of Technical Analysis. Chapter 8: Tarot Cards, Tea Leaves, and Trend Charts: Does Technical Analysis Work? Chapter 9: Reading Bar Charts Is Easy (Really). Chapter 10: Following Trends for Fun and Profit. Chapter 11: Indicators and Oscillators. Part IV: Developing Strategies for When to Buy and Sell Stocks. Chapter 12: Money Management Techniques: Know When to Hold 'Em; Know When to Fold 'Em. Chapter 13: Using Fundamental and Technical Analysis for Optimum Strategy. Chapter 14: Executing Your Trades. Chapter 15: Developing Your Own Powerful Trading System. Part V: Risk-Taker's Paradise. Chapter 16: The Basics of Swing Trading. Chapter 17: Day Trading. Chapter 18: Doing It by Derivatives. Chapter 19: Going Foreign (Forex). Chapter 20: Trading for Others: Obtaining Trading Licenses and Certifications. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten (or More) Huge Trading Mistakes. Chapter 22: Top Ten Trading Survival Techniques. Index.
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