For over a decade, readers have turned to John Slatteras classic book for advice on which stocks to pick for maximum return on their investment. Now Slatter again offers his advice and insights on the 100 stocks serious investors canat afford to be without. Topics include when to use professional stockbrokers and when to go it alone; how to invest online; and how to put together a balanced, diverse portfolio of stocks. Slatter offers his readers tips for successful investing: Understand why and what youare investing in and for; Know how much risk you can afford; Maintain reasonable expectations based on market trends; Look at the big picture, taking the long-term view; and exercise patience and discipline. For novices and experienced investors alike, this is the essential guide to todayas fast-changing stock market.