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3.40  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Investing 101 helps readers take their first steps into investing, even if they've been uncertain how to go about it before. This is the book that gives the novice investor the knowledge base and confidence to invest wisely
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 31st 2000 by Bloomberg Press
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Leah Good
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, adult, non-fiction
As a young adult (22) beginning to apply to decently paying jobs for the first time, it seems like the right time to learn the basics on investing. This book was recommended by Universal Class's course on investing. The book is slightly dated by the fact that it uses stock market conditions from 2000 in its examples. Besides that, the advice seemed pretty solid and timeless--at least to my inexperienced eye. The writer did a great job making the information accessible to a newbie like myself. Th ...more
Feb 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Started this long time ago (more than 10 yrs) n finally flipped through to the end. It is not a bad 101 guide to people who don't have much knowledge or experience with financial planning, and gives a good overview. Though the content is rather simple and some quite outdated. It's also written with more US focus, thus for international readers it maybe less applicable. Still it's not too bad a simple read.
Jeffrey Olsen
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
A very good, basic intro to investing. It explains a lot about the different types of investments and helps the reader to set realistic expectations and goals for investing. The book helped me to realize that I needed to rollover a variable annuity IRA that should have been performing a lot better than it was (the account has actually lost money over the 12 years that I owned it). I only wish the book would have discussed a little more specifically about stocks and had a few more examples of com ...more
Dec 18, 2012 rated it liked it
I think the book provides some basics, but as a beginning investor I was still left with some questions. I think this is for someone who has some knowledge of investing, not someone who is just starting to build a foundation of knowledge about investments. At times, I was just reading the book without fully understanding the topic at hand. I think I'll need something more basic than this book provides.
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy to read, easy to understand, and full of good information. Even though I consider myself somewhat knowledgeable on the topic of investing, it was very good to read a book like this that filled in the gaps.

The biggest thing for me in this book was understanding how to start the evaluation process of a company I want to invest in.
Jun 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A good, basic book on investing, as it's supposed to be.

It was entertaining to read the chapter on stocks, which was written during the boom and before the crash! Nonetheless, apart from a few specifics, the info and advice seemed solid to me, and helped me be more knowledgeable about an area I've been avoiding.
Mar 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone starting out or thinking of starting investments
Recommended to Missmath144 by: Fred
This book is an excellent introduction to investing for those of us who know little about the subject. After reading it I feel that I could manage investments by myself with reasonable success (even though, as long as Fred's around, I'll let him do that).
Amy G
Aug 24, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yep I am really reading this. Joe wants me to learn a bit about all this so I am reading the book he asked me to.
Jul 14, 2011 marked it as for-consideration
Kiplinger's recommends this as one of the best investing primers.
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