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The Almanac of Online Trading : The Indispensable Reference Guide for Trading Stocks, Bonds and Futures Online - Terry Wooten

The Almanac of Online Trading

The Indispensable Reference Guide for Trading Stocks, Bonds and Futures Online

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780071358590
Number Of Pages: 240

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Individual investors -- especially those just making the move to online trading -- need a one-stop source of information. The Almanac of Online Trading is that reference tool, combining a comprehensive overview of how to begin with the information every trader needs to get the edge in today's fast-action trading arena.

A must-have for the desk of every online trader, this almanac puts important and needed information at every trader's fingertips. After a summary of online trading, including how and where to begin, it provides key information every trader needs, including:
-- Online brokerage Web sites
-- Analysis of market makers and ECNs
-- Symbols for both stocks and futures
-- Useful software and chat rooms
-- Online traders' terminology

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Trading Online
Online Stock Tradingp. 3
Getting Started in Stocksp. 7
Logging Onp. 7
Types of Tradersp. 8
Sizes of Portfoliosp. 8
Types of Accountsp. 10
Feesp. 10
Other Servicesp. 10
Stock Offeringsp. 11
Types of Orders and Tradesp. 11
Confirmations and Cancellationsp. 13
Broker Selectionp. 13
Applicationp. 15
Stay Smart, Stay Aware, Stay Preparedp. 17
Reminderp. 17
Online Futures Tradingp. 19
Pros and Consp. 20
Exchangesp. 21
Brokersp. 21
Fees and Securityp. 22
Applicationp. 22
Reminderp. 23
Online Bond Tradingp. 25
Pros and Consp. 26
Types of Bond Offeringsp. 27
Broker Selectionp. 28
Applicationp. 30
Remindersp. 30
Toolkits for Trading Online
The Playersp. 33
Key Electronic Communications Networksp. 35
Key Market Makersp. 36
Institutionalsp. 37
Wholesalersp. 37
Investment Banksp. 38
Wire Housesp. 39
Regional Firmsp. 39
The Vehiclesp. 41
Online Brokersp. 41
The Advisorsp. 49
Investment and Researchp. 49
News Servicesp. 52
Chat Roomsp. 53
The Overseersp. 55
Where the Frauds Arep. 56
Online Investment Newslettersp. 56
Bulletin Boards and Chat Roomsp. 56
E-Mail Spamsp. 58
How to Use the Internet to Invest Wiselyp. 58
Contact Your State Securities Regulatorsp. 60
Check with the NASDp. 60
Online Investment Fraud, New Medium, Same Old Scamp. 60
The "Pump and Dump" Scamp. 60
The Pyramidp. 61
The "Risk-Free" Fraudp. 61
Offshore Fraudsp. 61
Examples of Fraudp. 61
Tips for Investorsp. 62
Regulatory Agencies and Associationsp. 63
Stocksp. 63
Futuresp. 64
U.S. State, Canadian, and Mexican Regulatory Agenciesp. 64
Other Organizations Dealing with Fraudp. 74
The Elementsp. 75
Stock and Futures Exchangesp. 75
Domesticp. 75
Foreignp. 76
Stock Indexesp. 77
Dow Jones Industrial Averagep. 77
SandP 100 Index Companiesp. 77
SandP 500 Index Companiesp. 78
Nasdaq-100 Component Securitiesp. 83
Russell 2000 Indexp. 84
Wilshire 5000 Stock Indexp. 84
Types of Stock and Their Symbolsp. 84
New York Stock Exchange Listed Companiesp. 85
American Stock Exchangep. 124
Nasdaqp. 131
Contract Specificationsp. 155
The Languagep. 169
A Glossary of the Securities Marketsp. 169
A Glossary of the Futures Marketsp. 191
A Glossary of the Bond Marketsp. 216
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ISBN: 9780071358590
ISBN-10: 0071358595
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34