Master the markets and make wise investments.
Investing in Shares For Dummies gives you the sound advice and proven tactics you need to play the markets and watch your profits grow. The experienced authors introduce you to all categories of shares, show you how to analyse the key markets, and offer invaluable resources for developing a portfolio. Whether the markets are up or down, you'll discover practical investing strategies and expert insights so you have the knowledge to invest with confidence.
The book is divided into five parts:
Part I: The Essentials of Investing in Shares (including common approaches to investing in shares, assessing risks and getting to know the stock markets)
Part II: Before You Start Buying (including gathering the right info, finding a stockbroker, investing for growth and investing for income)
Part III: Picking Winners (including decoding company documents, analysing industries and seeking emerging sector opportunities)
Part IV: Investment Strategies and Tactics (including choosing a strategy, trading techniques, using your broker, and a glimpse at what the insiders do!)
Part V: The Part of Tens
David Stevenson is a columnist for the Financial Times where he writes the 'Adventurous Investor' section. He has also written three books in the Financial Times Series and is a columnist for Investors Chronicle. Paul Mladjenovic is a certified financial planner and investment consultant with many years' experience of teaching and writing about share investment.
Introduction 1 Part I: The Essentials of Investing in Shares 9 Chapter 1: Exploring the Basics 11 Chapter 2: Sizing Up Your Current Finances and Setting Goals 17 Chapter 3: Defi ning Common Approaches to Investing in Shares 33 Chapter 4: Assessing the Risks 43 Chapter 5: Getting to Know the Stock Markets 57 Part II: Before You Start Buying 65 Chapter 6: Gathering Information 67 Chapter 7: Finding a Stockbroker 87 Chapter 8: Investing for Growth 99 Chapter 9: Investing for Income 111 Chapter 10: Using Basic Accounting to Choose Winning Shares 123 Part III: Picking Winners 139 Chapter 11: Decoding Company Documents 141 Chapter 12: Analysing Industries 153 Chapter 13: Emerging Sector Opportunities 163 Chapter 14: Pounds, Prices and Politics 175 Part IV: Investment Strategies and Tactics 187 Chapter 15: Taking the Bull (Or Bear) by the Horns 189 Chapter 16: Choosing a Strategy That s Just Right for You 201 Chapter 17: Using Your Broker and Trading Techniques 209 Chapter 18: Getting a Handle on DPPs, DRIPs and PCA . . . ASAP 225 Chapter 19: Looking at What the Insiders Do: Corporate Capers 235 Chapter 20: Tax Benefi ts and Liabilities 247 Chapter 21: Creating a Smarter Portfolio with Lower-Cost Funds 257 Part V: The Part of Tens 277 Chapter 22: Ten Warning Signs of a Share's Decline 279 Chapter 23: Ten Signals of a Share Price Increase 287 Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Protect Yourself from Fraud 293 Chapter 25: Ten Challenges and Opportunities for Stock Market Investors 301 Part VI: Appendixes 307 Appendix A: Resources for Investors in Shares 309 Appendix B: Financial Ratios and Accounting Terms 319 Index 329