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Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading (Getting Started In.....) [Kindle Edition]

Michael C. Thomsett
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Book Description

An up-to-date guide to the complex world of equities

Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading walks investors and traders through the essential information they need to know before they decide what kind of participant they want to be in equities. The book is filled with the key strategies and tools and offers a comprehensive guide for those entering this marketplace. The author does not argue that one method is better or more appropriate than another. Rather, he reveals the various methods and lets investors decide for themselves. The book covers investment risks, value investing, market strategies, trading methods such as day and swing trading, technical indicators, and diversifying your portfolio, and

  • Offers a thorough overview of strategies and tools that investors need to profit from the volatile equities markets
  • Provides examples, charts, and timely additions that reflect recent changes in the equities markets

Other titles by Thomsett: Getting Started in Bonds and eight editions of Getting Started in Options. This book is another title in The Getting Started series, which makes complex issues easy to understand.

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In recent years, the stock market has been extremely volatile. You don't need a book to tell you that. But, if you are thinking of either sitting on the sidelines as inflation erodes your savings or investing without a complete understanding of the risks, then you need Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading.

Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading walks you through the essential information you need to know before investing in stocks, providing you with the basics for reducing risk and increasing profit regardless of the current state of the markets. Divided into three sections—fundamental analysis, technical analysis, and a combined approach—author Michael C. Thomsett describes in a straightforward way how to build a flexible and defensive portfolio through research, acquired knowledge, and resistance to market forces.

  • Describes the difference between investing and trading
  • Reveals how to read price charts to identify short-term trends
  • Details how to determine your appropriate level of risk tolerance
  • Explains why trying to duplicate another investor or trader's strategy is unwise, and shows you how to tailor a unique, diversified portfolio based on your income, assets, experience, and goals

Even with all of the risk of recent years, the market has also provided investors and traders with many opportunities to make money. Gain a better understanding of how to profit in equities with Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading.

About the Author

MICHAEL C. THOMSETT is a bestselling author who has written more than seventy books on investing, real estate, business, and management. He has authored numerous books published by Wiley, including eight editions of the bestselling Getting Started in Options, as well as Getting Started in Real Estate Investing and Getting Started in Swing Trading. Visit his Web site at

Product Details

  • File Size: 1508 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 17, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HD69F6
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,385,273 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Primer May 10, 2013
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Good starting point publication for the uninitiated. Easy to read and understandable for readers of all levels of experience in trading and investing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really great book August 11, 2011
Very comprehensive, strategies for long term investments and short term trading! A rather short book but a great place to start.
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More About the Author

I have been writing professionally since 1978 and fulltime since 1984. Today I operate my options educational website at
From 1978 to 1984 I wrote part-time and also was a consultant in the financial services industry. Once I began writing fulltime, I began in the magazine journalism field as a freelancer. In 1985 and 1986 I wrote approximately 500 articles in business, trade and professional magazines. I then switched over to books exclusively and have written over 70 books. These include my own as well as ghost-written projects.
Today I like to work on multiple books at the same time, normally two or three projects. Being able to switch back and forth keeps the writing process fresh and interesting. I generally write from 7 a.m. until noon and spend afternoons on research.

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