In a clear and concise form, this text explains the basics of investing online, highlighting what investors should know before, during, and after they invest. The text covers information needed for the entire process of investing online, including dealing with brokers online, analyzing and determining the value of investments, and managing an investment portfolio. Accessible to a broad audience, this text is ideal for course use, as well as for investment professionals interested in investing online. * Explores getting started online, analyzing different securities, and making investment decisions. * Explains what investors should know before, during, and after investing. * Includes a directory of websites useful for investors. * Highlights main points with end--of--chapter questions and a Investor Insighta boxes. * Written in an engaging style and accessible to a broad audience.
Benton E. Gup holds the Chair of Banking at the University of Alabama, and has held banking chairs at the University of Virginia and the University of Tulsa. He is the author of 19 books, including The Basics of Investing, now in its fifth edition, and is also widely published in top financial journals including The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, The Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking and The Journal of Banking and Finance.
Introduction. Part I: Getting Started Online:. 1. Understanding the Suitability of Online Investment Recommendations. 2. The Changing Securities Markets and Regulation. 3. Dealing with Brokers and Dealers Online. Part II: Types of Securities:. 4. Stocks. 5. Bonds.Debt Securities. 6. Investment Companies and Mutual Funds. Part III: Making Investment Decisions:. 7. Analyzing Investment Opportunities Online. 8. Interpreting Financial Data. 9. Valuation Models. 10. Portfolio Management. Directory of Websites. Index.