Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Investing Online for Dummies by Matthew Krantz. Investors are becoming a lot more independent these days. With the stock market sinking and soaring from day to day, retirement plans becoming less certain, and a longer life expectancy in retirement, more people are looking for some control over their investments.
If you're one of them, Investing Online For Dummies, 6th Edition might be just what you're looking for. The I Investors are becoming a lot more independent these days. The Internet brings a world of investment resources to your desktop, but how do you find your way through the dizzying array of investment possibilities?
The Dummies Way, of course! This book helps you set reasonable expectations, assess your risk tolerance, choose an asset allocation, analyze and select investments, and maximize your financial success. You'll discover how to Determine how much you can afford to invest Choose an online broker Research, trade, and track investments online Measure the potential return of a stock Maximize your investment knowledge and build a profitable portfolio Buy bonds online Understand options, commodities, and IPOs If you've decided to take control of your investments but don't want to make it your full-time job, Investing Online For Dummies, 6th Edition gives you the important information that will also give you confidence.
Completely updated to cover all the new online tools and resources, it even provides some bonus assistance on the companion Web site. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published January 1st by For Dummies first published December 26th More Details Original Title. Other Editions All Editions Add a New Edition.
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At one time if you wanted to invest money you found a broker and he did all the investing with your money. Nowadays with the internet there is a much more exciting option in that you can do your own research and The book I read to research this post was Investing Online For Dummies by Matt Krantz which is an excellent book which I bought from kindle. Nowadays with the internet there is a much more exciting option in that you can do your own research and investing via the internet and you haven't got to pay commission to a broker.
There is also some financial services sites where you can either subscribe to their information service for a set fee per month or sometimes they waive that if you have a certain amount of assets or invest a certain amount. Of these kinds of sites Bloomberg which is very pricey is the best known. When you invest in a stock a lot of people tell the broker site they want to automatically sell their shares when it either goes up or down and reaches a certain amount or alternatively they will keep it a set period and then automatically sell.
One final thing worth noting is this is an american edition so if you live in a different country it won't cover your tax situation. Jul 06, Tony rated it really liked it. Very good book explaining both the fundamentals of investing, and the fundamentals of the new online world of investing. As with any in the "Dummies" series, the point of the book is to lay a foundation of general understanding in a certain field of study, and this book accomplishes that goal. I think you will find your experience to be much like mine, you take certain tips from the book and then move forward with them and do deeper research.
I was needing some help in understanding the directio Very good book explaining both the fundamentals of investing, and the fundamentals of the new online world of investing. I was needing some help in understanding the direction I wanted to take in my own investing, and this book helped me make that determination. As you read about the differences between stocks and bonds, for example, I think you will find yourself learning to one more than the other and may walk away from this book with a better investment strategy.
The biggest con of this book is that you are presented with so many websites and online options its almost more intimidating then when I started my search. I was looking for one or two online brokers to open my account with, and unfortunately, this book did not help me narrow down my options. That being said, because of all the different online resources discussed, I found myself jotting several down because I had never considered the angle that website had on a certain investment area.
Overall, this is a very insightful read for a beginning investor. I would recommend it to anyone fitting the role of a rookie investor. View 1 comment. Sep 08, Karim Khashan rated it it was amazing. I read this book twice to really make sure I got everything out of it. The second time included a pen and a notebook. Learn to choose winning stocks, calculate risk and return, select mutual funds, and even explore options and IPOs.
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Understand the basics of investing and learn to measure risks Analyze stocks and financial statements Choose an online broker and execute trades online Use online tools to calculate your investment performance Don't take a risk on the wrong tool or strategy. Investing Online For Dummies features a stockpile of powerful, effective resources to help you build an impressive portfolio.
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As such, I have invested small amounts in a large number of funds, picked almost at random. This might explain why I got burnt in the Neil Woodford debacle. As I progress throughout my working career and hopefully build up a pension pot for retirement, I thought that there was probably no better time to become more familiar with investing and its terminology particularly when markets have scaled back quite significantly from their recent peaks.
As such, I thought this book might be an ideal reference guide. However, as it turns out, it isn't. Unfortunately, this book is much too focused on the USA investor to be of much practical benefit. As part of the explanation of key considerations which need to be made as part of any investment decisions e. All of this is completely irrelevant for the UK investor because we have a completely different system of taxation.
There are some aspects of the book which are useful in providing generic guidance, such as explanations as to why markets move and the importance of earnings on the prices of shares etc. However, if you're looking for practical, investment advice as to how to get started and specific things to look out for as a UK investor, unfortunately, you won't find it in this book. One person found this helpful. I had requested this for review copy of online investing for Dummies as I have had something of a "hobby investor" interest in shares and trading for some time after speaking to someone at a social gathering who was discussing their "portfolio".
As it turned out this book has way, way more information than any "hobby investor" would need, I am unsure if it would qualify as sufficient for someone planning an investing career path but its definitely enough for someone who wishes to invest with a lump sum. The writing is accessible and I did not feel that you needed any prior knowledge, it also exhibits nothing in the way of "padding out", at all, this bares a mention as I've bought plenty of books about investing that were absolutely useless and the opposite of enlightening or informative.
Also the style and pace of writing is good, you could simply be reading this out of interest without any plan to invest and I believe it would prove interesting and informative which I actually would recommend to the general reader. Recommended, this is a good addition to the Dummies range, its also good if you are interested in finance, and finally I found this more useful than the two other books in the Dummies range on personal finance that I have read one on investments and one on personal finance.
The section of tens, was very good, particularly some of the content about protecting information online. This book is a beginner's guide to online investing. It is a very comprehensive and detailed book but it is written for an American audience.
Some parts of the book are still useful in that they cover all the different types of online investments that you can consider. The problem is that the majority of the book isn't that useful for a UK audience. For example, the tax section is pretty much useless given that it spends multiple pages explaining things such as how to set up your K plan which is obviously not relevant to readers outside the US.
Even in the more general sections the resources they suggest are all for US readers or are at least better suited to US readers. I think someone in the UK interested in online investment would be better off buying a book published for a UK audience even if the online investments themselves are available internationally. Online investing is very interesting and enticing, the promise of high returns makes you want to keep going, and the idea that it is safer than betting is very appealing, however, you still risk losing a lot of money and especially so if you do not understand what you are doing.
So having a book that clarifies some distant concepts and the overall process is much needed for a beginner. Although it is targeted at the US market with some of the things such as k, there is a lot of useful information about investing as a whole which is important for the beginners to understand and know more about.
And as it says in the book, the information that has been assembled there is verified and ensures consistency rather than looking it up online where each person might have different views and approaches. Online investing is investing in the comfort of your home through smart devices, you just need to learn where to find useful information about investing and put it to the good use.
This book provides ideas on where to find the information, a lot of websites, especially newspapers and reports from stock exchanges. The tax section is not that useful for the UK, but you can easily find the information on legal websites. Overall, this book provides ways on how to get started with investing and not actually in which ways to invest and how much stocks, shares, bonds, etc.
This top-notch, incredibly popular guide will help you pick stocks, find an online broker, construct a profitable portfolio, research investment data online. Let this book be your guide to websites, databases, online communities, and tools that will help you build a successful portfolio. Learn to choose winning. Learn basic online investing lingo and get some tips to make the most of your investments while protecting your money and identity.