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Investing For Dummies, UK Edition, WHS Travel Edition

Investing For Dummies, UK Edition, WHS Travel Edition

Tony Levene

ISBN: 978-1-119-97434-5

Oct 2011

272 pages

Select type: Paperback


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Build an investment portfolio and watch your returns multiply

Investing can be one of the quickest ways to make money, but if you think investing is only for the super-rich, think again. Whether you want to invest in shares, property, bonds or other assets, this friendly guide enables you to make sound and sensible investment choices – whatever your budget. So if you're looking to get a first foot on the ladder or want to add to a brimming portfolio, this edition provides you with the expert advice you need to make successful investments.

  • Get started – take your first steps on the money trail with some investment basics

  • Build your portfolio – follow expert advice on investment options

  • Invest wisely – find out how to minimise the risk of investment gambles

  • Look ahead – examine the markets to decide which investment will net you a fortune in the year ahead

  • Broaden your horizons – start looking further afield and get the lowdown on exotic investments

Open the book and find:

  • How to square off riskswith returns

  • A step-by-step breakdown on how the stock market works

  • A guide to banking on bonds

  • Guidance on coping with the fallout of the financial crisis

  • Up-to-date information on property and alternative investments

Learn to:

  • Understand how the stock market works

  • Recognise opportunities and spread your risks

  • Build a successful investment portfolio

  • Make the most of bonds, shares, property and hedge funds


Part I: Investment Basics.

Chapter 1: Taking Your First Steps on the Money Trail.

Chapter 2: Recognising What Makes an Investor Tick.

Chapter 3: Squaring Risks with Returns.

Chapter 4: Being Aware of Small Print – and of Print that Isn't There.

Part II: Shares and Bonds.

Chapter 5: Comprehending How Stock Markets Work.

Chapter 6: Taking the Catwalk Route to Investment Success.

Chapter 7: Investing in Markets.

Chapter 8: Analysing Stock-Market-Quoted Companies.

Chapter 9: Banking on Bonds.

Chapter 10: Building an Information Bank.

Part III: Collective Investments.

Chapter 11: Getting into Unit Trusts.

Chapter 12: Looking at Fund Management.

Chapter 13: Hedging Your Fund Bets.

Chapter 14: Investing at Random and with the Intellectuals.

Part IV: Property and Alternatives.

Chapter 15: Investing in Bricks and Mortar.

Chapter 16: Delving into Exotic Investments.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Finding a Good Adviser.

Chapter 18: Ten Helpful Hints for You.