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Stock Investing For Dummies by [Paul J. Mladjenovic]

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Should I invest in stocks or trade them?

Stocks of profitable, well-run companies are great long-term investments. Think 5 years or longer as an investment timeline. Given that, it is not difficult to be successful over time with a smart investment strategy. On the other hand, trading stocks is a more short-term and speculative approach to the market. While you can make big gains quickly, it's also high risk and much easier to lose money...and fast!

What is the difference between fundamental analysis and technical analysis and when do I use each?

When you are investing, especially for the long term, you should do fundamental analysis. Fundamental analysis is how you look at the underlying company...its profits, sales, market share, etc. Technical analysis is about understanding the right time to invest in (or sell) a stock by examining market trends, volume, costs, etc. to determine the right entry or exit point. The "fundamentals" helps you decide what to buy while the "technicals" tell you when to buy.

How does investing in a stock compare to speculating?

Investing means you are looking at the underlying company and making sure it "has the right stuff" to be in your long-term portfolio. Speculating is much riskier and requires investors to make a guess about how the company's stock might perform in the near term.

What are the three most important things to consider before investing in a stock?

Profit is the most important thing to look at when you are thinking about investing in a public company's stock. Ideally, the stock should be a consistent performer with at least three or more years of profitability. You should also make sure the company has rising sales. Finally, make sure the company is selling products or services that will have customer demand and a market for buying in the foreseeable future.

Should I look for stocks with gains or dividends?

That depends on what type of investor you are. If you're looking for stocks with appreciation potential, or capital gains, check out well-positioned companies in growing industries. If you're looking at stock investing for income potential, e.g. an investor heading into retirement, then your main focus should be on companies that consistently pay dividends.

What sectors should beginning stock investors consider?

Companies that sell products or services that meet human needs are good places for beginning investors to start. Look for consumer staples like food or beverages, utilities, or need-to-have goods and services.

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  • Incorporate stocks into your investment portfolio
  • Manage risk and ride out the market's ups and downs
  • Time-tested strategies that actually work

Invest for growth in a changing market

Paul Mladjenovic capitalizes on years of experience to provide investors with proven strategies for selecting and managing a profitable portfolio that accounts for the latest market changes. New tax laws and other changes continually challenge the financial landscape, so it's vital to keep up in order to invest wisely. Stock Investing For Dummies is the book you can bank on for trusted, comprehensive guidance to ensure your investments grow in bull and bear markets alike.

  • Balance risk and reward
  • Figure out stock tables
  • Analyze your goals and finances
  • Calculate your net worth
  • Strategize investments
  • Invest internationally
  • Deal with tax laws
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Paul Mladjenovic is a well-known certified financial planner, national speaker and investment educator with over 35 years' experience writing and teaching about common stocks and related investments. He owns Prosperity Network and the site He is the author of the first five editions of Stock Investing For Dummies.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN : B0899PVN2M
  • Publisher : For Dummies; 6th edition (May 26, 2020)
  • Publication date : May 26, 2020
  • Language : English
  • File size : 3120 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 369 pages
  • Lending : Enabled
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