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High Level Investing For Dummies


Learn to:

  • Up your game with proven strategies and techniques
  • Increase profits and minimize risks
  • Avoid the pitfalls of stock speculating
  • Time your market entry and exit points
  • Uncover opportunities in "hidden" niches

Build a profitable portfolio with high-level investing

Do you have some basic investment knowledge? Wonder how you can take your portfolio to the next level? High-level investing can be a bit scary, unless you have this book to guide you. It walks you around the pitfalls, shows you proven strategies for maximizing profits and minimizing risks, and helps you sniff out hidden opportunities.

  • Knowledge is power — review the important details of careful stock investing, understand risk, and explore the important relationships between the stock market and other investment markets
  • Learn what to look for — find out how to pick winners in small-cap stocks and what to consider when looking at exchange-traded funds
  • Master the options — learn how options work, all about puts and calls, and how to use combination strategies for bulls and bears
  • Study the greats — discover the tactics of some notably successful investors and learn from the strategies of masters like Warren Buffett
  • Take a long-range view — understand the importance of "big picture" thinking, and find out how to evaluate future trends based on past experiences

Open the book and find:

  • How to assess risk and volatility
  • All about brokerage tools and tactics
  • Strategies for leveraging exchange-traded funds
  • What you must know about shorting stocks
  • How to use neutral option combinations
  • The difference between investing and speculating
  • Technical and fundamental analysis tips
  • Ten traits of successful investors

Paul Mladjenovic, CFP, has written four editions of Stock Investing For Dummies and has taught would-be investors about stock investing since 1983. As a certified financial planner, he personally coaches his clients on stock investing strategies.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with HighLevel Investing 5

Chapter 1: Taking Stock before You Invest at a Higher Level 7

Chapter 2: Assessing Risk and Volatility 15

Chapter 3: Surveying Diversification and Allocation Strategies 29

Chapter 4: Finding Value and Income 43

Chapter 5: Breaking Down Brokerage Tools and Tactics 61

Chapter 6: Intermarket Analysis 79

Part II: Choosing HighPotential Stocks and ExchangeTraded Funds 95

Chapter 7: Small‐Cap Stocks 97

Chapter 8: Shorting Stocks 111

Chapter 9: Exchange‐Traded Funds for Big Up Moves 125

Chapter 10: Exchange-Traded Funds for Big Down Moves 143

Part III: All about Options 153

Chapter 11: Introducing Options 155

Chapter 12: Call Options 175

Chapter 13: Put Options 183

Chapter 14: Bullish Combination Strategies 191

Chapter 15: Bearish Combination Strategies 201

Chapter 16: Neutral Combination Strategies 211

Part IV: Strategies from the Greats 223

Chapter 17: Legendary Investing Strategies 225

Chapter 18: High‐Octane Speculating 235

Chapter 19: Big Picture, Big Profits 245

Chapter 20: Corporate and Political Skullduggery 263

Chapter 21: Technical Analysis 273

Part V: The Part of Tens 295

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Minimize Losses 297

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Maximize Gains 305

Chapter 24: Ten Traits of Successful Investors 313

Part VI: Appendixes 321

Appendix A: Resources for Stock Investors 323

Appendix B: Financial Ratios 337

Index 351