The Web site of the New York Stock Exchange offers near-real-time quotes, news, and historical data about the exchange. Don't miss the "Trading Floor Section," which presents panoramas of the floor, the "anatomy of a trade," and traders' lingo.
Finally, a way to eliminate risk in the stock market. Each month,
contestants are given $100,000 in fantasy money to invest. The contestant with the most
fantasy dollars at the end of the month is awarded $5,000 in real money. There is no entry
fee other than a free Yahoo account.
Fleetkids offers a fun introduction to investing and money management. Play a simplified stock market, manage a virtual baseball team, and win prizes in various contests.
BooksInvestments Fourth edition, by Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane, and Alan Marcus. Chicago: Irwin, 1999.
Investments is the highly-acclaimed textbook used by universities around the world. It walks you step-by-step through all of the basics of investing: from stocks and bonds to futures and swaps to risk and risk aversion.
Finance By Zvi Bodie and Robert Merton. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2000.
The much-anticipated new textbook by Bodie and Merton has arrived. It begins with the question: "What is Finance?," ends with "Corporate Strategy," and offers much between. The text comes with a helpful CD-ROM that offers dynamic charts and other goodies.
Getting Started in Online Investing By David Brown and Kassandra Bentley. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
This accessible book introduces online investing and catalogues the many Web sites vying for your attention. Our online glossary is excerpted from this.
What You Need To Know Before You Invest By Rod Davis. New York: Barron's, 1999.
Best described by its own title, this book offers literacy in an intimidating field.
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