Chapter 2

Getting Your Device Ready for Online Investing


Bullet Turning your PC or mobile device into an online investing station

Bullet Pinpointing online media that can make you a more informed investor

Bullet Turning blogs and podcasts into research tools

Bullet Scouring the Internet with search engines

Bullet Securing your computer from online financial crooks

Bullet Practicing your techniques with online tutorials and simulations

Apps and online services have reinvented convenience. Admit it — you’ve probably shopped online from the couch in your PJs. But with the ease of online transactions comes the assumption that you will do more tasks yourself. You compare routes and times and prices before booking your own airline tickets, and you research and compare medical plans before enrolling in a health insurance plan. The process is convenient, but you also need to know what you’re doing.

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