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Investing Despite Wall Street, Inc.,9780071415255

Investing Despite Wall Street, Inc.

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 5/9/2003
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
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Summary

How investors can protect themselves from the wolves of Wall StreetOn Wall Street, the "house" holds the keys--and everyone else risks being taken for a ride. Investing Despite Wall Street,Inc., is today's most open and unflinching look at how the denizens of Wall Street have always taken care of themselves first, at the expense of small investors, and what investors can do to protect themselves from such large-firm shenanigans.Author and longtime Wall Street observer Fred Plemenos provides a simple, concise review of the basics of investing, and how to apply them to the new reality of today's stock market. Instructive investment principles and guidelines are designed to protect individual investors and their portfolios from Wall Street, and include:Understand the sector you're investing inKnow the importance and influence of economic factorsLearn to use technical and fundamental analysis

Author Biography

Fred Plemenos writes DRI Industry Financial Service for Data Resources, Inc. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Fortune, BusinessWeek, and other influential financial publications.

Table of Contents

Preface v
PART ONE: THE HYPE: HOW WALL STREET, INC. HYPES STOCKS AND MOVES MARKETS
How the Stock Market Really Works
3(22)
How Wall Street Helps Itself, Not You
3(3)
Changes from the ``Good Old Days'' to the ``New Reality'' of Today
6(1)
The Need for Awareness of Factors that Influence Stock Market Performance
7(1)
The Postwar Stock Market: 1950-1995
8(17)
The Stock Market Bubble of the Late 1990s
25(42)
The Internet Transformed Everything
25(4)
The Magic Carpet---Woven by the PC, Telecom, and the Internet
29(8)
Everybody Is Getting Rich
37(11)
The Millennium Party Ends
48(5)
The 2001 Earnings Collapse
53(5)
Whose Books Were Cooked?
58(9)
PART TWO: THE REAL DEAL: REEVALUATING INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES
The Investment Fundamentals
67(32)
An Investment Perspective
67(4)
Reviewing the Basics
71(10)
Using Technical Analysis Tools
81(4)
The Importance of Sector Analysis
85(3)
The Influence of Economic Factors
88(5)
Stocks versus Market Averages
93(6)
The Elements of Developing a Strategy
99(20)
Risk: Market, Industry, Company, General
100(3)
Leaders, Laggards, or Out-of-Favor Stocks
103(1)
Growth versus Value
103(1)
Asset Allocation
104(1)
Big Cap versus Small Cap
105(1)
Diversification versus Concentration
106(2)
Buy a Company, Not a Tip: Understanding Company Dynamics
108(2)
Taking Profits
110(1)
Research Checklist---Validating Investment Candidates
111(5)
The Final Step: Risk/Reward Trade-Off Analysis
116(1)
Summing Up and Taking Stock
117(2)
Index 119

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