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Not quite informative
on January 5, 2011
As always I read the book before giving it to someone else to read (in this case my little brother). Now I know stocks, so I can tell you what I think. This book doesn't tell kids what they should know, it tells kids what everyone ELSE knows...that's right...NOTHING. It tells you HOW to BUY stocks and HOW to SELL stocks, but it doesn't discuss how to INVEST in stocks. What are the right strategies? When should you buy/sell? Etc.
So If you, your kid, or whoever you're giving this to, wants to be like everyone else and LOSE MONEY in the stock market, then buy this book. (Thats NOT a recommendation). But if you want to be a true investor and BEAT the market as did Ben Graham, Warren Buffet, Peter Lynch, and others, you might want to buy something a bit better. Unfortunately, i have yet to come across a good CHILDREN's investing book, but i HAVE come across a good TEEN one called "The Motley Fool Investment guide for teens"