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Apprenticed Investor: More Reading Ideas. In part 1, we looked at books that are helpful to the "Apprenticed Investor," from the history of markets to investor psychology. Today, we get into the details: economics, technical analysis, short selling, the fundamental approach, life on Wall Street and everything else.

Wall Street If you can understand how the crazier things happen on Wall Street, you may avoid some investing pitfalls. These two books offer insight into that arena -- and they could just as easily be filed under how to raise problem children. Fred Schwed's Where Are the Customers' Yachts? Or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street. Schwed worked on Wall Street for a few years, and his book -- written 60 years ago -- is a delightful read, full of insight into both the Street and investors' psyches. For those of you thinking about working in the industry, then Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis is for you.

Economics My favorite introductory econ book is Todd G. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends. Trends are what allow traders and investors to capture profits. Whether on a short- or long-term time frame, in an overall trending market or a ranging environment, the flow from one price to another is what creates profits and losses. There are four major factors that cause both long-term trends and short-term fluctuations. These factors are governments, international transactions, speculation and expectation, and supply and demand. Major Market Forces Learning how these major factors shape trends over the long term can provide insight into why certain trends are developing, why a trend is in place and how future trends may occur. Governments Governments hold much sway over the free markets.

If government spending increases or contracts, this is known as fiscal policy, and can be used to help ease unemployment and/or stabilize prices. International Transactions The flow of funds between countries impacts the strength of a country's economy and its currency. More From Investopedia. 5 indicatoren om bankaandelen te evalueren. StockTwits® - Share Ideas & Learn from Passionate Investors & Traders. Dividend Sectors. High Dividend Yield Stocks. Dividend yield is one of the 6 points we use to rank dividend stocks. Not all high yielding stocks make good investments. It’s important to examine the fundamentals of each company before making a decision to buy or sell a stock. A dividend yield is the percentage that a stock yields in dividends per year.

You can calculate the dividend yield by dividing the total dividend paid per year by the stock price. . – 4% Yield Stocks – 5% Yield Stocks – 6-7% Yield Stocks The highest yielding stocks do not always provide the highest return. The World's Leading Companies - Forbes.com. Daytrading CFD Forex Trading trading signals.