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The Streetwise Investor: Extraordinary Investing for Ordinary People

ISBN: 978-1-84112-522-0
148 pages
March 2004, Capstone
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The Streetwise Investor is no ordinary personal finance guide. It fills the reader with the confidence to make sensible, profitable investment decisions based on common sense. It helps investors understand the problems they're facing and deal with them, and gives them the guidance they need to earn better returns without risking it all.
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Table of Contents



1. The shareholder revolution.

2. Black Monday, October 1987.

3. New Age.

4. The New Economy mania.

5. Introducing the Contract for Difference.

6. How to use contracts for change.

7. Spread betting.

8. Spotting the trading opportunities.

9. Analysing companies.

10. Eidos.

11. Carphone Warehouse.

12. Telewest Communications.

13. Safeway.

14. New Look.

So what is the message of this book?


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Author Information

Alan Moore enjoyed a highly successful career in the financial services industry. In 1980 he founded what was rapidly to become one of the largest firms of independent investment advisors in the country. In 1987, backed by the recently retired chairman of ICI (Sir John Harvey-Jones), he became the Chief Executive of Burns-Anderson PLC. Retiring at the age of 40 since then he has been an active private investor, studied theology at Oxford, written a regular column for the Guardian and currently acts as a consultant within the gaming industry.

James Moore is currently reading Computer Science at Downing College, Cambridge. He is the co-author of the highly acclaimed book Professional PHP Programming.

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“…a handy first step to making that first cool million…” (Publishing News, July 04)
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