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Getting Started in Shares For Dummies, 2nd Australian Edition

Getting Started in Shares For Dummies, 2nd Australian Edition

James Dunn

ISBN: 978-1-742-46885-3

Jul 2011

264 pages


Take your first steps towards investing in the sharemarket

Build the successful share portfolio you've always wanted, guided by this beginner's guide to the sharemarket. Getting Started in Shares For Dummies reveals the investing secrets you need to know — how the market works, how the stock exchange operates and what brokers actually do.

  • Understand the sharemarket — find out how the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) works

  • Develop your own successful investing strategy — know how to assess potential share investments

  • Analyse the sharemarket and track trends — make informed choices and grow your wealth

  • Choose the best broker for you — get some professional help with investing

  • Know the risks — learn how to diversify your portfolio

  • Realise the tax implications of share ownership — understand how holding shares affects your tax liability

Open the book and find:

  • Up-to-date analysis of the global financial crisis

  • The latest information about tax and superannuation policies

  • Tips for diversifying your share holdings

  • Guidance for choosing a stock broker

  • Methods for identifying when to buy and sell

  • Ways to pick winners for your portfolio

Learn to:

  • Pick the best shares and diversify your portfolio

  • Minimise your risk and maximise your returns

  • Work with a broker

  • Reduce your capital gains tax bill

Introduction 1

Part I: Putting the Share in Sharemarket 7

Chapter 1: So, You Want to Invest in Shares 9

Chapter 2: Watching the Market Operate 25

Part II: Investing Strategies for Success 39

Chapter 3: Developing an Investment Strategy 41

Chapter 4: Assessing Your Risk 55

Chapter 5: Eggs and Baskets 83

Part III: Buying, Buying, Sold 107

Chapter 6: Buying and Selling Shares 109

Chapter 7: Knowing When to Buy and Sell Shares 125

Chapter 8: Buying What You Know 145

Chapter 9: Working with Brokers 181

Chapter 10: Taxing Matters 195

Part IV: The Part of Tens 211

Chapter 11: Ten Great Investors and Their Strategies 213

Chapter 12: Ten Things Not To Do, Ever 227

Index 235