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Investing For Dummies, UK Edition, WHS Travel Edition


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

Tony Levene has been a journalist for some 35 years and writes on issues ranging from investment to consumer rights. He has worked for newspapers including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Sunday Express, Daily Express, The Sun, Daily Star and Sunday Mirror. He has also published eight previous books on investment and financial issues.

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.