From McGraw-Hill's highly successful author, Chuck Carlson, comes a fresh look at investing in the 21st century. The world for the individual investor is changing rapidly. And as Carlson, known as the individual investor's best ally, sees it, the grass roots investing revolution that's coming has been spurred on by 2 key areas-access and information. In his newest book, Carlson shows individual investors how to become self-reliant, invest more wisely, and reap the benefits of investment strategies previously available only to professionals. In this exciting blueprint that builds on his trademark strategies of buying stocks without a broker and focusing on no-load stocks, Carlson details the pillars of the individual investor revolution: how investors can take advantage of increased access to the financial markets complete with step-by-step directions on how to buy and sell stocks easier and cheaper than ever before; how and why investors should include international stocks in their portfolios; how to squeeze an extra 2% return on investment without increasing risk; how to sharpen and simplify investment tools using the Net. The Individual Investor Revolution ties together these integral strategies for success in Carlson's own unique formula. His easy-to-read advice will show readers all they need to know to find the next hot stock on-line, to trade on-line, to monitor a portfolio on-line, to think globally, to trim unnecessary fees, and more. This is a one-stop shopping guide for today's-and tomorrow's-successful individual investor.