Everybody talks about it--how much you can save, and earn,when you start an online investment program. If you'vedecided you're ready to find out what all theexcitement's about, you're in luck. Investing OnlineFor Dummies has been completely revised and updated with thelatest tools, Web sites, rule changes, and tips that can makeonline investing easy and profitable.
To be a successful online investor, you need to know your wayaround the Web and you also need to understand something aboutinvestments. Investing Online For Dummies can help you makesound financial decisions by:
* Outlining basic investment fundamentals
* Explaining how stock options work and helping you determine thevalue of your employee stock option plan
* Pointing out costly traps and ways to avoid them
* Directing you to resources that provide information you needand helping you make sense of it
* Showing you how to use the Internet to become a savvyinvestor
This 5th edition of Investing Online ForDummies provides clear instructions and ample illustrations,taking you from the basics of online investing to making your ownonline stock transactions to purchasing bonds online. A few of thethings you'll discover:
* What's important in an online brokerage and how to locateone that meets your needs
* How to find Internet resources that help you select mutualfunds
* How to use stock online screens to find investment candidatesthat will move you toward your financial goals
* Where to look for direct stock purchase and ShareBuilder plansthat let you invest online for as little as $25 a month
* How Internet tools can help you analyze and choose stocks andbonds
* The secrets to paying the lowest commissions when tradingonline
There's so much information available on the Internet thatyou can easily feel overwhelmed. Investing Online ForDummies leads you through that maze, showing you how to getstarted, what you really need to know, where to go online to findit, and how to get the process underway. When it comes to choosingwhich cruise to take to celebrate your success, however,you're on your own!