A Straightforward, In-depth Guide to Investing in StocksPersonal finance experts agree: stock investing is virtually a requirement for anyone looking to build long-term financial security. Yet even in today's information-saturated environment, millions of potential investors don't knkow where to turn to ask the most basic questions. Most are either led into inappropriate investments or stay completely out of the markets.Accessible and writtten in the easy-to-understand Q&A format of "How Wall Street Works," "How Stocks Work" contains the information novice investors need to invest with confidence and safety. All essential topics are covered, including:- What popular stock indexes say about the markets- What mutual funds are and why they are important- Risk versus reward in stock ownership- Fundamental and technical analysis- How to choose a broker and place a trade
From the bestselling author of How Wall Street WorksEverything You Need to Know to Invest and Build Wealth in StocksHow Stocks Work introduces you to both the basics and the finer points of stocks, the most widely held--and misunderstood--tool for today's individual investor. Written in the jargon-free, easily-referenced Q&A format of its bestselling companion book How Wall Street Works, this accessible and common-sense reference provides answers to hundreds of commonly asked questions, everything from what each share of stock represents to how to evaluate the risks versus rewards of investing in a particular stock.How Stocks Work covers every essential topic, including:How stock is bought and sold Factors that cause stocks to gain or lose value Strategies to minimize tax consequences Techniques for evaluating potential risks How and why to invest in foreign securities You work hard to earn your money--now it's time to put your money to work for you. How Stocks Work will dramatically increase your understanding of what stocks are, and show you how to make them the cornerstone of a successful, long-term investment program.