Investing For Dummies Paperback – 20 Aug 2010
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This book is for absolute beginners, up to somebody who wants to invest money sensibly in a variety of things. this accessible guide helps you to make sound and sensible investment choices, whatever your budget . (Moneywise, November, 2010).
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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 updated edition provides you with the expert advice you need to make successful investments.
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
So if you re looking to get a first foot on the ladder or
want to add to a brimming portfolio, this updated edition
provides you with the expert advice you need to make
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This is one of the better '...For Dummies' titles I have come across and certainly the best introduction to the subject I have encountered. Too often investment books are either over-technical or dry as a bone. Given the huge scope of the subject and the complexity of some of the investment vehicles currently available, Levene does as well as anyone could hope and probably a bit better.
I am no new comer when come to investment, but I do get some refreshment on certain bits which I have too long forgotten in my consideration whenever I buy my shares.
The author placed a lot of emphasis on buying shares and dedicated almost half of the book on shares. He is in agreement with Warren Buffett style of investing - buy and hold. He placed similar emphasis on bonds (maybe a little lesser than shares). He placed lesser emphasis on real estate investment and alternative investment.
I think these forms of investment are just as important as knowing how to invest in stock. I sincerely do think the author should really have placed a bit more of his attention on these areas. I think the details on some of the more sophisticated form of investment (CFD/Spreadbet/Share Options) are covered too briefly in this book. Warnings and danger of these geared products are not discussed in great details.
Oh yes, the author has very deep hatred for OEIC/Mutual fund. He would not recommend anyone buying OEIC/Mutual fund. And I see where he is coming from, but perhaps he has been a bit too extreme to certain extent. OEIC/Mutual fund is still a great one-stop solution for investors who do not have the time to study the various different form of investment and still provide a quick diversification.
I like the first half of his book, but somewhat feel he had been under pressure to finish the second half of his book. A lot of the important details on the topics covered in the second half of his book has been absent (For example: He discussed about real estate in just few pages whereas he discuss shares in great details.Read more ›
I am 19 and have a strong interest in Finance and I found that this gave me a stronger knowledge of what I already knew. So therefore it can help any budding entrepreneurs also.
I strongly recommend anybody and anyone to read this even if you aren't interested at all. It is valuable information for your life without being pretentious.
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Clear and concise, an easy ready for an introduction to the financial worldPublished 23 months ago by Adam Preston
Easy to follow, comprehensive and informative. That's all that needs to be said - I wish Amazon didn't insist on fourteen words with these reviews.Published on 6 Sept. 2013 by Mr R Collington
A very good buy for anyone wishing to stash a little cash and maybe make a bob or two. Very informative and helpful.Published on 2 Sept. 2013 by Monkeyhanger
This book is a good introduction to investment. It also helps to explain the basics about the major investment instruments.Published on 21 Jun. 2013 by Hazem Lashin
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