Investing on the Internet Investing on the Internet An Overview • Getting Started • Researching your topic • Playing Games • Selecting a Broker • Evaluating Your Portfolio • Join the Club • Online Dos and Don’ts Getting Started Where do I begin??? Getting Started Getting started requires getting to the basics - Online. Getting Started There are several excellent sites that provide everything from investing tutorials to glossaries and dictionaries...... Learn the Basics Investorama The Motley Fool Investools Vanguard University Getting Started Online... You can learn ..... • Investing terminology • Your personal risk preference • How to develop a diversified portfolio • Asset allocation • How to evaluate investments • To use company financial reports Research Your Investments Once you It’s time to know HOW figure out to invest. where to put your money. Research Your Investments What do I need to know? Research Your Investment To.... • discover historical trends in earnings • perform financial statement analysis • compare a company to other companies • obtain relevant economic news • forecast future performance • access current stock quotes • view recommendations of the experts Research Your Investment So that you may... Understand corporate financial reports Discover historical trends in earnings Make comparisons between investments Obtain relevant economic news Forecast future performance Access current stock quotes Understand recommendations of experts Research Your Investment A number of excellent resources are available.. Best General Research Sources Wall Street Research Network Active Investments Yahoo! Finance Daily Stocks Best Specialty Research Sources Morningstar Silicon Investor Securities and Exchange Commission Free Edgar Playing Games Playing the Game You’ve done your homework... Let’s play ...before we pay. Playing the Game Check out the “final bell” www.finalbell.com for investment portfolio simulation games Playing the Game Put your own portfolio together with other people’s money. Online Trading Demonstrations Final Bell E*Trade Ameritrade Suretrade DLJDirect Selecting an Online Broker If you’re ready to buy....you need an Online broker... Selecting an Online Broker There is $$$ in your future. Selecting an Online Broker Don’t use hocas pocas ! Selecting an Online Broker Check out sites that check out Online brokers. Rating Online Brokers Public Registrar’s Accounting Report Service Gomez Advisors Barron’s Online Selecting an Online Broker Beware! Heavy trading volume may slow your online access! Tracking Your Portfolio Follow the performance of your selections Follow market trends Read the financial news Monitor your selected investments Share information with others Tracking Your Investments Quicken Stock Smart Yahoo! Finance Investorama Interactive Quote Join the Club For fun and profit Join the Club Investment clubs are a great way to learn investments from A to Z... and share the experience with others. Join an Investment Club National Association of Investors Corp. Investment Club Home Pages Online Dos and Don’t Be Careful Online Dos and Don’ts Armed with a wealth of knowledge.... consider the following dos and don’ts! Online Do’s and Don’ts Do keep informed of your investments once you purchase them. Do monitor discussion boards for information from experts. Do understand the advise of experts before you take it. Do invest for the long term. Online Dos and Don’t Don’t be discouraged. An investment in your future is worth the effort. Don’t get caught in an Internet scam. Remember... If it sounds too good to be true..... Don’t buy what you don’t understand. Don’t bother with user groups. They are misleading. Online Discussion Groups The Motley Fool Quicken Silicon Investor So go forth and conquer! By Norma M. Jacobs.. Based upon The Complete Guide to Investing with Your PC. PC World May 1998.