Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing

ISBN-10: 0452284732
ISBN-13: 9780452284739
Edition: 2004th 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Jason Kelly
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List price: $15.00
Edition: 2004th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

From the time of its first publication five years ago, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investinghas established itself as a clear, concise, and highly effective approach to stocks and investment strategy. Since the dot.com crash and ensuing bear market, significant changes have come about in the investing world, and The Neatest Little Guidetakes this into account. In this revised edition, readers will learn: Strategies on how to double the Dow with one simple investment and the latest products required for this approach Methods investors can use to avoid disasters such as Enron and WorldCom Thoroughly updated reference lists, including new websites, new software, new brokers, and new publications With the right information for investors to keep pace, and rooted in the principles that made it invaluable from the start, The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investingis a resource that no serious investor can be without.

Jason Kelly has covered Notre Dame athletics for over a decade. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.

Speak the Language of Stocks
Why Stocks Are Good Investments
Stocks Allow You to Own Successful Companies
Stocks Have Been the Best Investments over Time
How Stocks Trade
Preferred Stock vs. Common Stock
How You Make Money Owning Stocks
Through Capital Appreciation
Through Dividends
Total Return
All about Stock Splits
Why and How a Company Sells Stock
Selling Stock Is a Great Way to Raise Money
Going Public Raises Even More Money
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
American Stock Exchange (AMEX or ASE)
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System (NASDAQ)
Working with an Investment Banker
Making a Secondary Offering
What People Mean by "the Market"
How to Choose a Broker to Buy Stocks
Three Types of Brokerage Firms
Full-Service Brokerage Firms
Discount Brokerage Firms
Deep Discount Brokerage Firms
The Case for Discounters and Deep Discounters
Technology Has Made Full-Service Brokers Obsolete
You Need to Double-Check Full-Service Information
You Should Monitor Your Own Investments
How to Evaluate Stocks
Growth Investing vs. Value Investing
Growth Investing
Value Investing
Fundamental Analysis vs. Technical Analysis
Fundamental Analysis
Technical Analysis
Some Fundamental Stock Measurements
Cash Flow per Share
Current Ratio
Dividend Yield
Earnings per Share (EPS)
Net Profit Margin
Price/Book Ratio
Price/Earnings Ratio (P/E or Multiple)
Price/Sales Ratio (P/S or PSR)
Quick Ratio
Return on Equity (ROE)
Some Technical Stock Measurements
Beta
Max and Min Comparison
Relative Price Strength
Volume
How to Read the Stock Pages
Three Stock Classifications You Should Know
Company Size
Industry Classification
Growth or Value
How the Masters Tell Us to Invest
Meet the Masters
Benjamin Graham
Market Fluctuation and Emotion
Stock Valuations
Margin of Safety
What You Should Retain from Graham
Philip Fisher
Characteristics of Superior Companies
Characteristics of Superior Investors
What You Should Retain from Fisher
Warren Buffett
The Stock Market
Buying Quality Companies at Bargain Prices
Attributes of a Quality Company
Determining a Bargain Price
Managing Investments
What You Should Retain from Buffett
Peter Lynch
Use What You Already Know
Know Your Companies
Categorize Your Companies
Components of a Perfect Company
Know Why to Buy
What You Should Retain from Lynch
William O'Neil
Use the CAN SLIM System to find Growth Stocks
C: Current Quarterly Earnings per Share Should Be Accelerating
A: Annual Earnings per Share Should Be Accelerating
N: New Something or Other Should Be Driving the Stock to New Highs
S: Supply of Stock Should Be Small and Demand Should Be High
L: Leaders in an Industry Should Be Your Target
I: Institutional Sponsorship Should Be Moderate
M: Market Direction Should Be Upward
Ignore Valuation
Managing a Portfolio
Automate Buying and Selling
Focus, Make Gradual Moves, and Track Your Winners
What You Should Retain from O'Neil
Gary Pilgrim
Automate Growth Rankings to Avoid Emotion
Elements of Good Growth Stocks
High Earnings Expectations and Positive Earnings Surprises
High Earnings Acceleration Rate
Strong Balance Sheet
Ignore Valuation
Managing a Portfolio as an Individual Investor
It's Dangerous to Pursue Earnings Momentum Like PBHG
A Value Approach Might be Better for Individuals
You'll Fail Trying to Get Information Quicker Than the Pros
Strategies to Adopt as an Individual Investor
What You Should Retain from Pilgrim
Where the Masters Agree
Automate Your Strategy with Proven Criteria
Look for Strong Income Statements and Balance Sheets
Look for Insider Stock Ownership and Company Buybacks
Compare Stocks to a Proven Profile
Conduct Thorough Research
Know Why to Buy
Buy at a Price Below the Company's Potential
Buy More of What's Working
Take Advantage of Price Dips
What You Should Retain from This Section
How History Tells Us to Invest
Testing Popular Measurements
The Best Value Measures
Price/Sales
Dividend Yield
The Best Growth Measure--Relative Price Strength
Combining the Measurements
Cornerstone Value Strategy
Cornerstone Growth Strategy
Combining the Strategies
What You Should Retain from History's Lessons
Dow Dividend Strategies
A Short, Sweet Look at the Dow
Dow Companies Will Endure
High-Yield Dow Companies Make Great Investments
How to Invest in High-Yield Dow Stocks
Listing the Ten Highest-Yield Dow Stocks
The Dow 10
The Dow 5 Plain
The Dow 5 Focus
The Dow 2
The Dow 1
Choosing a Dow Strategy
Get Ready to Invest
Know Why You're Investing
Precisely Define Your Goals
Make Them Specific and Exhilarating
Write Them Down
Assign Time Frames to Those Goals
Choose Acceptable Risk Levels for your Goals
Choose a Discount Broker
Ceres
E*Trade
eBroker
Fidelity
Jack White and Company
Schwab
Others
Get Money to the Broker
Your Core Account
Putting Money into Your Core Account
Asset Transfer
Direct Deposit
Electronic Bank Transfers
Place Orders
Bid, Ask, and Spread
Orders
Market
Limit
Stop
Ways to Place Orders
By Phone
By Computer
In Person--How Quaint!
Research to Riches
Publications
Magazines
SmartMoney
Worth
Kiplinger's
Newspapers
The Wall Street Journal
Investor's Business Daily
Earnings per Share Rank
Relative Price Strength Rank
Accumulation/Distribution Rank
Volume Percent Change
Barron's
Newsletters
Dick Davis Digest
John Dessauer's Investor's World
Louis Navellier's MPT Review
The NeatSheet
Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street
The Outlook
Outstanding Investor Digest
The Red Chip Review
Value Line
The Parts of a Value Line Page
The Rankings
Price Projections and Insider Decisions
P/E Ratio and Dividend Yield
Price History Chart
Historic Financial Measures
Capital Structure
Current Position
Annual Rates
Quarterly Financials
Business
Analysis
Where to Find Value Line
Limited Coverage in Value Line
Standard and Poor's Stock Guide
Companies Themselves
Request an Investor's Packet
Read the Investor's Packet
Annual Report
Balance Sheet
Assets
Liabilities
Stockholders' Equity
Income Statement
10-K and 10-Q
Stock Databases
Morningstar U.S. Equities OnFloppy
Power Investor
The Internet
Commercial Services
America Online
The Motley Fool
Morningstar
Company Research
CompuServe
The World Wide Web
Search Tools
AltaVista
Excite
HotBot
Lycos
Webcrawler
Yahoo!
Stock Research
Quotes and Earnings
Fundamental Data
Small Companies
Government and Stock Exchanges
Discussion Forums
One-Stop Research
Investment Organizations
American Association of Individual Investors
Investors Alliance
National Association of Investors Corporation
This Book's Strategy
Build a Core Portfolio
Maintain Your Stocks to Watch Worksheet
Find Companies to Watch
Personal Experience
The Investment Grapevine
Investment Publications
Magazines
Newspapers
Professional Publications
The Internet
Gather the Worksheet Criteria
Company Basics
Company Name, Symbol, and Phone
Current Stock Price and 52-Week High/Low
Market Capitalization
Daily Dollar Volume
Sales
Company Health
Net Profit Margin
Cash and Total Debt
Stock Health
Sales per Share
Cash Flow per Share
Earnings per Share
Dividend Yield
Return on Equity
Insider Buys/Ownership
Stock Buyback
Past Performance
EPS Rank
Relative Price Strength Rank
Five-Year Sales and Earnings Gain
Five-Year Price Appreciation
Projected Performance
Sales and Earnings
Projected Stock High/Low
Rankings
Value Line Timeliness/Safety
SandP STARS/Fair Value
Stock Ratios
Current Price-to-Earnings
Average Price-to-Earnings
Price-to-Sales
Price-to-Book
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Max/Min
Track Your List
Compare Competitors
Ask Why
Store Company Information in Folders
Keep the Information Current
Use Your Reasons and Limits Worksheet
Discerning Growth from Value
How to Use the Reasons and Limits Worksheet
Growth or Value
Company Strengths
Company Challenges
Why to Buy
Why to Sell
Buy Your Stocks
Choose a Market or Limit Order
Make Gradual Purchases
Buy That Baby!
When the Market's Up, Down, and All Around
Ignore the Gurus
Forecasting or Marketing?
We Could All Be Gurus
You Knew This Was Coming, So Why Worry?
Review Your Reasons and Limits
Reverse Your Emotions
Sell Your Stocks
Ignore Rumors and Popular Opinion
Rely on Your Reasons and Limits
Review Your Stocks to Watch
Choose a Market or Limit Order
Make Gradual Sells
Sell That Baby!
Track Your Performance
Portfolio Profits, Losses, and Commissions
The Fearsome Foursome
Good Buy Points
Good Sell Points
How to Improve Your Buy and Sell Points
Bon Voyage!
Reasons and Limits Worksheet
Stocks to Watch Worksheet

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