Stocks - By Category
Getting Started Investing in Stocks
Here are the steps you need to take in preparation for investing in stocks.
What role do stocks play in our economy and how do they fit in your personal financial plan. Learn how stocks are classified and why this information is important to investors.
Investing is making your money work for you without taking any more risks than necessary for your comfort. Learn how it differs from saving and how you can decide if it's right for you.
Evaluating Stocks for Investment
Learn how to use fundamental or technical analysis or a combination of both to evaluate a stock. You can also learn to do a business analysis of the company’s future prospects.
How does buying and selling stock really work? How are stock prices set and what part does risk play in investing? Get a better understanding of the basics of stock trading with these resources.
Bonds have their own language and means of evaluation. These articles cover the basics through more advanced topics such as bond pricing and valuation.
Advanced Trading of Stocks
For advanced traders, using margin, selling short, getting in on IPOs, and other more sophisticated trading strategies can open the door to more potential profits.
Investing in Retirement
Learn about investing just before and during your retirement years. What should you expect, what are your goals and where does risk enter?
Using Research Tools
The Internet is a gold mine of information, but you'll need some tools to get to the nuggets. Research tools make the job easier if you know where to find them and how to use them.
What strategy will you use as an investor? Learn about different investment strategies and how to develop your own personal investment strategy.
Finding a Broker
How do you decide which type of broker is right for you? Use these resources to help you find the brokerage arrangement that best fits your needs.
Where you get market news is important because it may influence your investment decisions. Some market news sources are more reliable than others.
What Makes the Market Rise and Fall
What makes the market rise or fall? Sometimes it seems to have a mind of its own that reacts poorly to good news and with enthusiasm to bad news. Learn what factors are the major influences on the markets and how you can use this information.
There is nothing more discouraging than having the government take a big bite out of a nice profit you just made on a trade. You can't avoid the taxman completely, however there are ways to keep the bite to a nip.
Glossary of Stock and Investing Terms
Don't let a confusing word or term put you off investing in the stock market. Learn the jargon and talk like a pro.