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High-Powered Investing All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition


10 books in 1

  • Investing
  • Futures and Options
  • Commodities
  • Foreign Currency Trading
  • Hedge Funds
  • Emerging Markets
  • Value Investing
  • Socially Responsible Investing
  • Crowdfund Investing
  • Technical Analysis

Your key to success in high-end investments

Looking for help making smarter, more profitable high-end

investment decisions? This fully updated, hands-on resource arms you with an arsenal of advanced investing techniques for everything from stocks to futures and options to exchange-traded funds. You'll find out how to trade on the forex market,

evaluate annuities, choose the right commodities, and buy into hedge funds. Plus, you'll get up to speed on using business fundamentals and technical analysis to help you make smarter decisions and maximize your returns.

  • Trade like a pro — get the lowdown on futures and options fundamentals, understand how to be a savvy futures and options trader, and survey basic and advanced trading strategies
  • Become a foreign currency guru — get tips and advice on major and minor currency pairs, figure out how to gather and interpret economic data, and much more
  • Include hedge funds in your investment portfolio — find a variety of hedge fund strategies, get the scoop on how hedge funds work, and measure a hedge fund's risk and return
  • Understand crowdfund investing — discover the ins and outs of crowdfund investing, from appreciating the power of the online crowd to making your first investment and more

Open the book and find:

  • The scoop on stocks and bonds
  • Everything you need to know about mutual funds and exchange-traded funds
  • How to make money in commodities
  • Ways to delve into hedge funds
  • A guided tour through the world's emerging markets
  • An introduction to socially responsible investing
  • The lowdown on crowdfund investing
  • A plain-English explanation of technical analysis

Introduction  1

Book I: Getting Started with High-Powered Investing  5

Chapter 1: What Every Investor Should Know 7

Chapter 2: Playing the Market: Stocks and Bonds 21

Chapter 3: Getting to Know Mutual Funds and ETFs 47

Chapter 4: All about Annuities 73

Book II: Futures and Options  87

Chapter 1: Futures and Options Fundamentals 89

Chapter 2: Being a Savvy Futures and Options Trader 107

Chapter 3: Basic Trading Strategies 121

Chapter 4: Advanced Speculation Strategies 135

Book III: Commodities  155

Chapter 1: Getting an Overview of Commodities 157

Chapter 2: Adding Commodities to Your Portfolio 171

Chapter 3: The Power House: Making Money in Energy 183

Chapter 4: Pedal to the Metal: Investing in Metals 203

Chapter 5: Down on the Farm: Trading Agricultural Products 219

Book IV: Foreign Currency Trading  231

Chapter 1: Your Forex Need-to-Know Guide 233

Chapter 2: Major and Minor Currency Pairs 255

Chapter 3: Gathering and Interpreting Economic Data279

Chapter 4: Advice for Successful Forex Trading 293

Chapter 5: Putting Your Trading Plan in Action 305

Book V: Hedge Funds  319

Chapter 1: Getting the 411 on Hedge Funds 321

Chapter 2: Taking the Plunge with Hedge Funds 337

Chapter 3: A Potpourri of Hedge Fund Strategies353

Chapter 4: Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance 373

Book VI: Emerging Markets  385

Chapter 1: Introducing Emerging Market Investing 387

Chapter 2: A Guided Tour through the World’s Emerging Markets 403

Chapter 3: Picking Bonds, Stocks, and Mutual Funds in Emerging Markets 419

Chapter 4: High Finance in Emerging Markets 435

Book VII: Value Investing  445

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Value Investing 447

Chapter 2: A Value Investor’s Guide to Financial Statements 457

Chapter 3: Using Ratios as a Valuation Tool 479

Chapter 4: Valuing a Business 491

Book VIII: Socially Responsible Investing  517

Chapter 1: Making Your Investments Match Your Values 519

Chapter 2: The Socially Responsible Enterprise: Evaluating Companies 527

Chapter 3: Introducing the Islamic Capital Market 545

Chapter 4: Managing Assets in Islamic Investments 557

Book IX: Crowdfund Investing  573

Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on Crowdfund Investing 575

Chapter 2: Evaluating Crowdfund Investing Opportunities 583

Chapter 3: Committing Your Capital and Adding Value 595

Book X: Technical Analysis  615

Chapter 1: Wrapping Your Brain around Technical Analysis 617

Chapter 2: Bars and Bar Reading 633

Chapter 3: Charting the Market with Candlesticks 649

Chapter 4: Seeing Patterns and Drawing Trendlines 659

Chapter 5: Transforming Techniques into Trades 675

Index  693