What are some good sites, books, ways to learn about trading?

United States
July 16, 2008 3:20pm CST
I am looking to start investing moderately aggressively. I am new at investing beyond the pennies my IRA has come up with in recent years. I am ready to jump into something more lucrative and I believe I can do it, I just need to study how it is done. Short of going to college, which if I could do that, I wouldn't necessarily want or need to invest with this much risk. I have looked over etrade and am googling right now as we speak, but if you have any other ideas let me know. I am not interested in anyone telling me I can't do it. I can do anything John Q. Stockbroker can do, and I can do it for about 1.50 in fines at the local library, rather than pay 100,000 dollars for an education I can get there or even free here online. Thanks for your time.
2 responses
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I subscribed to a bunch of newletters about investing back in the early nineties. They were very informative. But the good ones were very costly. Now you can do the same thing on the internet and subscribe to investment newsletters. I good freebie is market watch by Wall Street Journal. It wont tell you a lot but will give you some good information. My advise is to invest in mutual funds. My brother in law always bragged about how much he made buying and selling stocks. I bought good quality mutual funds and I beat him in the long run.
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• United States
17 Jul 08
I know mutual funds are good for a long term investment if you can contribute all the time. I don't work right now so it is futile for me to have it. I don't get an "allowance" of sorts to do something like that with, so... I want to take what I make here online and invest it in lucrative stocks. I have a good idea on how to get the ones that make money, as I have been doing some studying off and on here. As much as the kids will permit anyways.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
4 Dec 08
Hi, I am investing in stock market. I am also investing in mutual funds. I am not sure which is good which is bad but for me, I prefer stock market because if you can find the good stock with high yearly dividend, then it would be a lot more better than mutual funds. For mutual funds, the manager of the funds will do the job of stock picking for you. So, you do not need to do anything at all. It depends on your investing style.