Help me create a fantasy stock account - offline solutions preferred. [more inside]
I don't have a lot of debt or expenses, so my income keeps piling up in my checking account. Unfortunately, I don't know much about finance or investment. I want to make sure that I don't lose money year over year because of inflation, but pretty much all the CDs and savings accounts I've seen have an APY lower than the inflation rate (which is >= 1.5% according to various websites). I don't care about playing the stock market; all I want is to avoid losing my money through inaction. How do people in this situation keep up with inflation while at the same time minimizing their financial risk?
Thinking of stepping foot into Stock Options trading while in college full-time. Any advice on where to start? [more inside]
How can I get a copy of Netscape's last prospectus prior to its Aug. 9, 1995, IPO, as quickly and cheaply as possible? [more inside]
Should I go with the stock market? Or perhaps something less risky such as a CD? How much knowledge do I need to thrive in the stock market? Halp! [more inside]
Nontraditional Investments: I've heard claims that purchasing solar cells can provide a better return on your investment than stocks. Assuming that's actually the case, what are some other investments that might warrant your money more than investing in the stock market?
I have $1000 to invest and I'd like to do it wisely. One problem: I have never invested any amount of money in anything. Ever. Where should I start? [more inside]
How accurate are third-party stock analyst reports, such as S&P and Argus? [more inside]
I've never had anything to do with the stock market. I would like to learn more about it. Where do I start? [more inside]
Should I pull my money out of the stock market? I'm pretty clueless. [more inside]
Is there anyone (especially online) who's collected reasonably well-informed stock picks from, say, 2, 5, or 15 years ago and explained why the recommendations did or did not work out? [more inside]
InvestingFilter: Is there anything inherently flawed about investing in index funds? [more inside]
Help me leverage my ability to pick failing companies. [more inside]
How can I invest in low-cost medical clinics like RediClinic, CheckUps and Take Care? These are clinics that are inside drugstores and Wal-Mart and Target. I've visited their websites and searched in Google but they do not seem to be listed on any stock exchanges.
What would it take to start (in terms of licensing and registering) a "competitor" (in a very vague and loose sense of the word) to E*Trade? [more inside]