I won a copy of the book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Stock Investing, from Donna Freedman at Surviving and Thriving and thought it would be a suitable book to review here. After I started reading the book I realized the author’s really did assume the reader had no knowledge of the book. That is reasonable since it is targeted at the complete idiot but it made the book a little boring for me so I just skimmed through the rest of the book.
It does cover a lot of different topics related to stock investing. It might have been better if they had a less broad but more in depth look at the subject of stock investing. One thing I found strange was the appendix with a list of all the S&P 500 companies which listed about fifteen companies a page. It seemed like that might have just been page filler. This book probably is good for the complete novice when it comes to stock investing but if you have any knowledge at all you will probably want a more advanced book.