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Investing in Shares For Dummies [Paperback]

David Stevenson
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20 Feb 2012 For Dummies
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

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  • Paperback: 364 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd UK Edition edition (20 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1119962625
  • ISBN-13: 978-1119962625
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

How to get in the game – and play to win With its weird jargon, peculiar customs and complex rules and regulations, the stock market can be an intimidating place for inexperienced investors. But when it comes to wealth building, nothing outperforms shares in the long term. The quick, easy way to obtain the knowledge and skills you need to play the market and watch your profits grow, Investing in Shares For Dummies, 2nd Edition teaches you the ABCs of investing. The authors clue you in on proven share investing strategies and insights that have been market–tested and refined over many years. Get the lie of the land – find out what shares and the stock market are all about, and whether they′re really right for you Start out right – discover how to set realistic investing goals and start building a portfolio, as well as how to connect with a great stockbroker who can help you meet those goals Pick the winners – learn to separate the healthy companies from the duds, including how to find and make sense of the data you′ll need to make informed decisions Develop a winning game plan – learn some of the all–time best value investing strategies and tactics and how to use them to minimise risk while building wealth Take advantage of hot new opportunities – get the latest on ETFs and other products, as well as tips on investing in emerging markets Hold onto more of your money – learn insider tricks for reducing or even eliminating costly transaction fees, and strategies that let you keep more of your gains Open the book and find: The ins and outs of share investing How to analyse the key markets Tips on finding and building a relationship with a great broker How to pick the winners Indispensable investment strategies and tactics Proven risk management techniques Signs that a share price will increase Investing in emerging markets Learn to: Find a stockbroker Understand the markets Choose the right investing strategy for you Spot companies on the up (and down)

About the Author

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.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OK but.............. 14 May 2013
By C. M. Cotton TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I have dealt in a number of shares in the past and I have one friend who became a millionaire from dealing in shares. I left University with an MA in Economics and was therefore interested in the potentials of the Stock Market for creating additional income. This interest was spurred by a friend who was deep in debt and used the wonderful principles contained in the Zulu Principle and Beyond Zulu by Jim Slater to make a million. When this book was offered on the Vine programme I thought it might be fun to have a read and see what I could learn.

To begin with this book is aimed very much at the beginner and as such it is very comprehensive in what it sets out. It looks at all aspects of share dealing and how you can make money from it. Where it falls down is that it attempts to cover too many areas and therefore depth in certain key areas is lacking. I found the information into how to value shares and project forward earnings ratios quite weak. If you are really interested in share dealing, then by all means read this very good introductory book, but if you want to try and make real money with a more complex formula then try reading Jim Slater's books.

This is a great introductory text, but I do feel it is far too general in certain areas. If you are new to share dealing then this text is perfect to get you going, but there are more complex books out there, that give you a far better system to project share value.

Recommended for a beginner.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great book in the Dummies format 3 July 2013
By Lark TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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For anyone unfamiliar with the Dummies format the books contain great index and contents, one abridged shorter contents which outline the chapters or broad strokes, and one expanded with all the subheadings and content concisely listed, the material is broken up and there are dialogue boxes, bullet points, tips, warnings, points of interest or trivia clearly defined in the margins. The Dummies books also have wide margins and spacing between paragraphs and sections which permit for making notes, highlighting and underlinning of the text is made easy by its very presentation and the publishers formatting of the text.

This is a readable book about investing, the writing style and pace is fine, welcome even, for the inexpert and for anyone completely new to the topic. I have read some books before Lump Sum Investment: Assess Your Needs;Explore the Opportunities;Maximise Your Investments, Investors Chronicle Beginners' Guide To Investment which are good books too but I felt that this Dummies book is a better book by comparison. There are other Dummies books, some UK specific ones, which I have read aswell, this is a good update on the previous books which I am familiar with.

One thing I would like to add too is that simply because it is in the "Dummies" range does not mean this is a "Dummy" book in anyway, it does deal well with complexity and leaves nothing out, it is a good book for beginners who are entirely unacquainted with the source material or anyone who has read a little before but it isnt a book which provides "filler" or material available for free online or elsewhere.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the cover 13 Jun 2012
By Luke
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The book is useful and easy to read. It covers the basics assuming no prior knowledge and directs you where to find more in depth information.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Honest, responsible advice 23 April 2013
By R. WEST-SOLEY TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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No frills, but no nonsense either - this should answer all the questions a complete newbie might have about investing. The book is refreshingly honest and VERY responsible in its advice. So much so that the best advice you get from it may well be - don't invest in shares (at least just now). But if you decide to go for it, there's all the information you need to set off here, from the basic Maths you'll need to practical considerations like finding a broker and buying / selling online. A great primer, and a decent way to invest your first tenner before you start with the real thing!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Can too much be too little? 16 April 2013
By Adam Smith VINE VOICE
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David Stevenson writes for the FT and other periodicals and has written a number of other highly recommended books. I enjoy his approach of thinking widely about markets and doing your own homework. But I felt he tries to cover too much in this book, and ends up not covering a number of topics particularly well. But thats almost inevitable in a book of this nature. And having said that, he does point you towards many other resources including websites. As a beginners text, I guess it hits the mark pretty well, but the discussions, given that he covers so much ground, can only be of a generally introductory nature. I should also say the book is co-authored by Paul Mladjenovic, a CFP so its likely to be accurate in most respects.

So nearly top marks for a good introductory text. Recommended as such
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book for beginers 6 July 2013
By Jim
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I know almost nothing about the subject - this books takes you through the process of understanding how to start the process of investing in shares, how to define your state of finances at the start of the process, and debunking some of the myths surrounding the process - I enjoyed the book and would recommend this to anyone who hasn't dealt with shares.
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If you want to understand the Math and the terms and what it all means, they are all in one, easy to read, often amusing, book! I highly recommend it
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4.0 out of 5 stars came in good time.
very interesting. came in good time.
Published 1 month ago by mrs kathleen walters
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, very helpful book
I thought this was a great introduction to the stock market. I liked the way it looked at all options for different age profiles and risk strategies. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Investing in Shares For Dummies
Easy to read, easy to understand, only half way through at moment, keep going back over pages I have read to make sure I've got the gist of all the helpful advice.
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A well written and easy to follow guide to purchasing and holding a share portfolio. Great help for new investors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent intro book (but beware)
This was exactly what I was looking for - a breakdown for the novice, providing a full and frank overview, full context, addressing the reasons why people invest as well as the... Read more
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I knew a lot of stuff already from business etc. but this book puts everything you need to know in one place so its easy for a reminder and I am also learning a lot more from it as... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sabina Wiltshire
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
Such sound advice and so easy to digest. Probably better to have as a book so you can refer back and forth - not so easy on my kindle.
Published 5 months ago by Katherine Dadley
4.0 out of 5 stars Investing in Shares For Dummies
Along with Penny Stocks for Dummies this book gives you all the tools required to understand this industry.

Good Luck
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