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Investing Online For Dummies, 8th Edition by Matt Krantz

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Chapter 19

Online Investors’ Ten Most Common Questions

In This Chapter

arrow Discovering answers to burning online investing questions

arrow Incorporating options and commodities trading in your portfolio

If you’re new to online investing, your mind might be overflowing with questions before you ever click the Buy or Sell button on your online brokerage’s website. And even if you’re an experienced investor, you might question whether you’re doing everything you can to maximize your success and profit.

Hopefully, by the time you finish reading this chapter, those pesky questions lingering in the back of your head will be answered. I have a pretty good idea of the questions online investors have because thousands of readers e-mail me to ask everything they want to know about investing. By answering those questions in my Ask Matt column at USATODAY.com, I’ve noticed some of the same questions keep popping up. The most common question from investors by far is “How much money do I need, and how do I get started investing online?” You can find the answer to that number one question in Chapter 1. This chapter tackles many of the other burning questions you might have.

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