- First Steps in Shares-Financial Times
- Peter Temple
254 pages (3 April, 2001)
Financial Times Prentice Hall
About First Steps in Shares-Financial Times
the amateur investor, buying and selling shares can be a baffling,
terrifying, and sometimes, expensive game. It can also be
exciting, fun, and very profitable. All you need is some practical
guidance, a sensible strategy, and a little confidence.
First Steps in Shares, Peter Temple gives you the practical
tools to start investing successfully. Starting with an explanation
of how share markets work, and some simple ways of analysing
company accounts and share price movements, the book also
goes on to cover the mechanics of share dealing. He looks
at whether share investing is right for you and at the best
methods of combining different shares so that you only run
the risks you want to.
explains how to decide whether a share price is cheap or not,
and how to assess the relative merits of different shares.
He also investigates other forms of investing such as bonds,
options, tracker funds, and investment trusts, as well as
how to invest online.
worked as a city analyst for 18 years, and has been a financial
journalist for thirteen. He has also been an active, and successful
private trader for the past 15 years. He shares his own dealing
experiences with readers, including both successes and failures,
and the lessons to be learnt from them.
cutting through all the jargon used by the professionals,
he explains simply how investment choices and market influences
fit together, enabling you to invest with confidence and make
your money work for you.
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