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Teach Yourself® Investing Online When you need on–the–spot answers — Teach Yourself! Learn fast with short, clear steps Find the answers you need easily Explore the Web for related topics
  • Research stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other investments online
  • Use the Internet to manage your portfolio and track your wealth
  • Select the best online brokerage for you
  • Get in on the ground floor through online initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Explore options, futures, and other high–risk, high–yield investment opportunities

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About the Authors Tom Gray is a journalist who has covered finance and other beats for Investor′s Business Daily and the Los Angeles Daily News. His work has also appeared in other publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Tech Week, California Physician, HomeCare Magazine, and the Los Angeles Business Journal. He lives in Oak Park, California, with his wife, Barbara, and their two children. Claire Mencke is a financial writer for Investor′s Business Daily, where she has covered a wide range of subjects including bonds, small–cap stocks, mutual funds, and investment strategies. She has also been a securities analyst for Value Line and Tanaka Capital Management. With Brian Pfaffenberger, she coauthored The Savvy Investor′s Internet Resource (IDG Books, 1996). She has an MBA in finance from Pace University′s Lubin School of Business.

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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Pleased Reader 17 Jan 2000
By Katie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"Teach Yourself Investing Online", by Thomas S. Gray and Claire Mencke, is the ideal book for online investors, both novices and old-timers. The information is easy to understand, easy to read, and very interactive. There are sites to visit, quizzes and worksheets to fill out, and pages and pages of screenshots and sidebars and intriguing reading. This book can be used for quick reference or for straight-forward research. Very up-to-date and needed in this fast-paced Internet world, with online catalogs and stock trading sites, this book is your manual to succeed in this day in age. The book covers such subjects as stock quotes to saving for your child's college fund to shopping online. I was clueless and, frankly, frightened of the stock market and Internet investments before I peeked at these pages -- now I'm hooked, making extra money, and learning how to budget my finances. This book is for young and old investors alike, and it's easy to follow, with clear language and straight-forward visuals. It was obvious to me that these authors know what they're talking about. A must! If you think you could never make it in this busy online investing economy, you need this book! If you think you know all there is to know, you need this book! Finally, I read something I needed so much!
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Very detailed book on all aspects of online investing 25 May 2000
By James Lor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a very detailed book which covers all aspects on online investing. Most people can skip chapter 1 which shows basic Internet browsing and navigation. The rest of the book shows web pages you can look at. I like this book because the authors highlight and explain the different parts of each of the web pages. At 400 pages, this book is short enough so that you won't get bored and long enough that the author just don't explain a concept in a sentence or a paragraph. The authors give enough detail so that you can understand and profit.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Investing Online by Gray and Menche review by Ellen Hochman 13 July 2001
By Ellen Hochman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Excellent and interesting, not stuffy at all. Easy to follow with practice lessons at the end of every chapter. Good essential information for the beginner investor, not just for online traders. Covers the "how-to's" of analyzing stocks and mutual funds to add to your portfolio put in easy to understand and fun terms. By: Ellen Hochman
9 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Could Use a Few Tips for Day Trading Online 25 Jun 2006
By Cool Trading - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book was very good back in the "buy and hold years" of 1998-2001. It's still a good read and very enjoyable.

These days, in my opinion, a trader needs more practical and up to date strategies especially if he wants to start day trading online on a regular basis.

Stock trading is all about making buy and sell decisions. When you make a trade either your going to lose money or your going to make money, and some other times you will break even. When you win some body else will lose and so forth, but that's NOT what's important.

The most important aspect of day trading is the "know-how" strategies you employ to make your buy & sell decisions. There are many "surefire" systems outhere, but you need to test them in order to discover which ones help you the most. That's part of your homework as an online stock trader. Test, test and test again.

Complicated systems that rely on a truck load of technical analysis indicators can make you slow, and being slow in this game can be as dangerous as not knowing what to do in the first place.

I think the worst thing that can happen to a beginner trader is to get information OVERLOAD. It's better to go step by step, and test a simple trading system that can show you how to focus on concrete ways to profit day in and day out.

Fortunatly there are some good sites on the web today that can show you how to trade in a practical and effective way. One of those sites is Smart Day Trading (SmartDayTrading com)

In the end, day trading is all about buying and selling according to your knowledge FILTER. Once you master and follow youre proven filter parameters like a clock, you can expect to start making serious amounts of cash on a consistent basis.
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