CNBC Creating Wealth: An Investor's Guide to Decoding the Market


Making money on Wall Street isn't as difficult as it once was. The rapidly growing influence of the individual investor and the stunning evolution of technology are two of the most remarkable developments in the history of the financial world. In CNBC Creating Wealth, we help you take advantage of these fundamental changes to Wall Street and take charge of your own investing.

"Learning how the market works requires some discipline and homework on everyone's part. This book is an indispensable guide that explains how to profit by choosing the right investments and avoiding the riskier ones." -Terry Savage author of The Savage Truth on Money

"CNBC Creating Wealth is an excellent resource for investors of all ages-with or without market experience."-Bambi Holzer Senior Vice President-Investments and Retirement Plan Consultant with PaineWebber

BRIAN O'CONNELL is an experienced business journalist. He has written on investment and other topics for a variety of publications, including, the Boston Herald, Entrepreneur Magazine, and Dow Jones Investment Advisor. O'Connell is also the author of Gen E: Generation Entrepreneur Is Rewriting the Rules of Business-And You Can,Too! and The 401(k) Millionaire. O'Connell lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Chapter 1. Revenge of the Small Investor.

Chapter 2. Inside the Money Pits: How the Stock Markets Work.

Chapter 3. Maximizing Your Stock Investments.

Chapter 4. Leveraging the Bond Market.

Chapter 5. Making Mutual Funds Work for You.

Chapter 6. Have Portfolio, Will Travel: Creating Wealth in Foreign Markets.

Chapter 7. Be Your Own Research Analyst.

Chapter 8. Technical Analysis and Volatility: A Primer.

Chapter 9. Asset Allocation Strategies.

Chapter 10. Web Savvy: Using the Internet to Trade and Track Your Portfolio.

Chapter 11. Resources, Tips, and Places to Go.

Appendix: CNBC and Resources.