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Active Investing: How to Manage Your Portfolio Like a Professional in Less than One Hour a Week, Revised Edition

ISBN: 978-1-74216-863-0
232 pages
December 2010, Wrightbooks
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Description

Why pay a financial adviser to manage your portfolio when you can do it yourself -- all in less than one hour a week?

The first edition of Active Investing was an Australian bestseller and a must-have for all DIY share investors and traders. In this book, sharemarket expert Alan Hull provides all types of investors with simple but effective methods for keeping one step ahead of the market using low-risk, tried-and-tested techniques.

Fully revised and updated due to popular demand, this new edition will show you how to profit in all sharemarket conditions. You’ll discover:

  • when to buy shares, when to hold them and when to keep your money in the bank
  • how to survive volatility and even profit in a falling market
  • how to sensibly use CFDs and protect your portfolio from market risk.

Manage your portfolio like a professional -- become an active investor!

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

About the author ix

Preface xi

1 The marketplace 1

2 The evolution of the marketplace 21

3 Trader or investor? 31

4 The investment business 43

5 Fools, facts and factions 59

6 Introducing dynamic analysis 77

7 Let the hunt begin 87

8 Separating the wheat from the chaff 103

9 Buy, hold or sell? That is the question 113

10 Managing the losses makes you profitable 129

11 Factors that affect opinion 149

12 How does it all work? 163

13 The downside — short selling using CFDs 177

14 The big picture 189

Appendix A: MetaStock indicator formulas 203

Further reading 205

Index 207

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Author Information

Alan Hull is a second generation share trader, mathematician, IT expert, teacher and funds manager. He is also a popular speaker on the seminar circuit, a regular on radio and TV, including Sky Business channel, and author of the popular Blue Chip Investing.
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