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Stock Investing For Dummies, 4th Edition by Paul Mladjenovic

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Chapter 6

Gathering Information

In This Chapter

arrow Using stock exchanges to get investment information

arrow Applying accounting and economic know-how to your investments

arrow Deciphering stock tables

arrow Interpreting dividend news

arrow Recognizing good (and bad) investing advice

Knowledge and information are two critical success factors in stock investing. (Isn’t that true about most things in life?) People who plunge headlong into stocks without sufficient knowledge of the stock market in general, and current information in particular, quickly learn the lesson of the eager diver who didn’t find out ahead of time that the pool was only an inch deep (ouch!). In their haste to avoid missing so-called golden investment opportunities, investors too often end up losing money.

remember.eps Opportunities to make money in the stock market will always be there, no matter how well or how poorly the economy and the market are ...

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