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Author: Hunzi Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 27548  
Subject: Beginning Investors FAQ Date: 8/1/1999 6:48 PM
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Beginning Investors Frequently Asked Questions



Welcome to the Beginning Investors Message Board! This board is a place to ask questions and share ideas with newer investors, but more experienced investors are very welcome. Feel free to post questions, share your successes and your mistakes, and offer advice and experiences.


The Basics:

The Motley Fool Mission Statement - Learning Together:
http://www.fool.com/community/mission.htm

The Message Board Posting Guidelines:
http://www.fool.com/help/posting/posting.htm

Message Board Help:
If you have questions about how to use the message boards, click the 'Help' link.
http://boards.fool.com/Help.asp
If, after checking the help area, you have additional questions, comments, or concerns, please drop The Fools a note at FoolBoards@fool.com.


Investing Basics:

Investing Basics offers a general overview of almost all financial vehicles. It's a bit broader than 13 Steps:
http://www.fool.com/School/Basics/InvestingBasics.htm


Fool's School:

One of the first places you might want to look is Fool's School, the 13 steps are really helpful:
http://search.fool.com/School.htm


The Motley Fool Main FAQ Link:

More FAQs than you can stand:
http://www.fool.com/foolfaq/foolfaq.htm


More Foolish Articles:

Here are just a few general articles you might find interesting and helpful that aren't in Fool's School:

The ABCs of IPOs:
http://www.fool.com/Specials/1999/sp990316AboutIPOs.htm

Advice on a Down Day:
http://www.fool.com/Features/1998/sp980827TaskAtHand.htm

Just Say No! to Lotteries:
http://www.fool.com/features/1998/sp980729Powerball.htm

Wall Street Credentials:
http://www.fool.com/Specials/1999/sp990407Credentials.htm

Mr. Gardner Goes to Washington:
http://www.fool.com/features/1998/sp980929GardnerGoestoWashington.htm


Investment Strategy Portfolios:

Here's where to get info on the various teaching Portfolios here at TMF:
http://www.fool.com/Portfolios.htm


Ask a Foolish Question:

Another good place to get a solid answer would be at Ask a Foolish Question where the official Fools are waiting (breathlessly) to answer questions. ;-) Here's where to find AFQ:
http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1010001018667000


Credit Cards:

Dig Yourself Out of Debt
http://www.fool.com/credit/credit.htm

The Credit Card message board is a great place for support while getting out of debt: http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1040004000000000


Definitions:

For definitions of investor words, you might like to try:
http://www.investorwords.com/homecontent.html

Also check:
http://investor.msn.com/Glossary/glossary.asp

and the Terms, Definitions, Jargon message board here at TMF:
http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?id=1010015000083000

and the TMF Glossary List:
http://boards.fool.com/message.asp?id=1010015000001000


Discount Brokers:

For more information on Discount Brokers you might want to look here: http://www.fool.com/media/discountbrokeragecenter/discountbrokeragecenter.htm

You can find the Discount Brokers Board here:
http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1040005000000000


Dow Dividend Approaches:

For basic information on Dow Dividend Approaches
http://www.fool.com/DDow/DDExplained.htm
http://www.fool.com/DDow/FoolishFourExplained.htm

You might want to ask at the Foolish Four Message Board:
http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1030001000000000


DRIPS:

Here's basic information on Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRiPs):
http://www.fool.com/DRIPPort/DRIPsIntroduction.htm

also you might like checking out the message boards:

Drip Investing - The Basics:
http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1030010000000000

Drip Investing - Companies:
http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1030009000000000

and the FAQ on Direct Investing and the Drip Portfolio:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?id=1030009002498009


Index Funds:

Here's some info on Index Funds too:
http://www.fool.com/funds/funds.htm

and the Index Fund message board:
http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1030034000000000


Investment Clubs:

For info on Investment clubs try:
http://foolwest.fool.com/InvestmentClub/InvestmentClubIntroduction.htm

You can also talk about investment clubs at the Investment Clubs message board: http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?id=1030017000000000

Registering an investment club is as easy as pie! Just go here and you'll find all the information: http://foolwest.fool.com/investmentclub/registerclub.asp

Here's a link to the National Association of Investment Clubs' website:
www.better-investing.org


Historical Stock Quotes:

For historical stock quotes try: http://www.bigcharts.com


Initial Public Offerings (IPOs):

The Motley Fool isn't wild about IPOs. Here are a few articles written by the Fool explaining their thoughts on the topic:
http://www.fool.com/Specials/1999/sp990316AboutIPOs.htm
http://www.fool.com/foolfaq/foolfaq0022.htm


Investing for Your Kids:

Here's some great info to get you started:
http://www.fool.com/money/investingforkids/investingforkids.htm


IRAs:

You also might be interested in our IRA area.
http://www.fool.com/Money/AllAboutIRAs/AllAboutIRAs.htm


Mutual Funds:
Here's the scoop on Mutual Funds:
http://www.fool.com/money/mutualfunds/mutualfunds.htm

For more info on Mutual Funds you could ask at the message board: http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1030021000000000


Penny Stocks:

It's very Foolish to be leery of penny stocks! If you'd like to read more that the Motley Fool has to say on the subject try:
http://www.fool.com/Features/1998/sp980327DangersOfBBStocks.htm
http://www.fool.com/School/Zeigletics/Zintro.htm


Retirement Investing:

Retirement Planning
http://www.fool.com/Retirement/Retirement.htm

Is Your 401(k) Foolish?
http://www.fool.com/money/401k/401k.htm

For the Retirement Investing board:
http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1040013000000000


Specific Stocks:

If you have a question about a specific company, you might want to check and see if there's a company message board. All you need to do is enter the ticker symbol (ticker) or company name (board) in the search area at the bottom of the page.

If a folder doesn't exist for your company, you can ask for one to be opened (as long as it fits the Motley Fool's requirements) Here's where: http://boards.fool.com/registered/request.asp

You might also want to check in the Industry and Market Analysis Folder, and see if there is a board there for your industry:
http://boards.fool.com/registered/boards.asp?id=1020000000000000


Stock Split Info:

Here's some information on stock splits:
http://www.fool.com/FoolFAQ/FoolFAQ0035.htm

Split Calendar:
http://quote.fool.com/earnings/monthly.asp?calendar=splits

Here's where to find the Splits Message Board:
http://boards.fool.com/registered/Messages.asp?id=1030057000000000


Tax Strategies:

Here's a great Tax Q&A :
http://www.fool.com/School/Taxes/Taxes.htm

You can get most tax questions answered at the Tax Strategies Board: http://boards.fool.com/messages.asp?id=1040014000000000

The IRS actually has a pretty useful Web site, which includes a Tax FAQ:
http://www.irs.ustreas.gov


Valuing Stocks:

Here's where to find all sorts of great articles on valuing stocks:
http://www.fool.com/School/HowtoValueStocks.htm

Return on invested capital (ROIC):
http://www.fool.com/Specials/1999/sp990420roic.htm

Return on equity (ROE):
http://www.fool.com/School/ReturnOnEquity/ReturnOnEquityPartOneDefinition.htm

Valuation: Principles & Practice
http://www.fool.com/School/IntroductionToValuation.htm

Understanding Balance Sheets:
http://www.fool.com/School/Valuation/HowToReadABalanceSheet.htm

Security Analysis:
http://www.fool.com/School/SecurityAnalysis.htm

Fool Ratio (PEG) & (YPEG)
http://www.fool.com/School/TheFoolRatio.htm

Online PEGulator:
http://www.fool.com/Pegulator/Pegulator.htm


Web Resources Page:

Here's a mind boggling list of resources:
http://www.fool.com/community/resource/


Women and Investing:

Another great board for women (and those who love them) is Women and Investing. It's a place Fools can ask questions, and discuss issues that include investing, the affects of divorce and widowhood, and just share a few jokes too. Here's where to find Women and Investing:
http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?id=1370004000965001


You Have More Than You Think:

One Fool book that is great for beginners is "You Have More Than You Think" by David and Tom Gardner. It does a great job of covering the basics for someone just starting out. Here's where you can read a little more about the book at Fool Mart: http://www.foolmart.com/market/books/BooksIndividual.asp?bookid=133&mscssid=NDFF8CXQ7XS12J6Q001PQ446PXRL4T6N


Hope this helps!
Always ;-)
Hunzi

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