Effective share portfolios for the private investor Running an efficient portfolio of shares means buying and selling the shares that make the most sense for you, and at the right time and price. Rodney Hobson, author of the bestselling Shares Made Simple, sets out how to do this without having to be a financial expert or full-time trader. Using plain language, he takes the reader simply and logically through the process, giving helpful examples and real-life case studies at every turn. In How to Build a Share Portfolio you can: - find out how to determine the right objectives for your portfolio - learn how to pick shares that fulfill your investment ambitions, and when to drop those that no longer do so - understand how best to set your portfolio's size and ensure it is diversified against risk - discover the best ways of monitoring your portfolio, and of reducing losses and rebalancing it when necessary. Anyone who is thinking of investing, however much or however little, will benefit from the information, advice and guidance contained in this book. Similarly, those who already have a portfolio will find it helps them to stand back and reassess whether they are making the most of their money and whether their portfolio is meeting their needs.
Rodney Hobson is an experienced financial journalist who has held senior editorial positions in the UK and Asia, including Business News Editor for The Times, Business Editor of the Singapore Monitor, Deputy Business Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review, Head of News at Citywire and Editor of Shares magazine.
He has contributed to the Daily Mail, the Independent and Business Franchise Magazine and speaks at investment shows in London. He is available to talk to investment clubs and other groups.
His weekly email issued by financial newswire Hemscott/Morningstar is read by 15,000 subscribers. Rodney will run a seminar for less experienced investors at the London Investor Show at Olympia on Friday October 26th and will be hosting informal workshops in the morning and afternoon. See londoninvestorshow.com
He is registered as a Representative with the Financial Services Authority.
Rodney is married with one daughter.