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					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.

				
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