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The Financial Times Guide To Investing

Author : Glen Arnold
ISBN : 9780273746898
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Financial Times Guide to Investingis the definitive introduction to the art of successful stock market investing. Beginning with the very basics of why companies need investors and explaining what investors do, Glen Arnold takes you through the practicalities of buying and selling shares. He describes different types of investment vehicles and advises you how you can be successful at picking companies, understanding their accounts, managing a sophisticated portfolio, measuring performance and risk and setting up an investment club. The second edition of this bestselling introduction to investing explains how the financial markets operate, shows you what you need to know to be successful and encourages you to follow and act on your own judgements. Thoroughly updated to help you invest with skill and confidence, new sections include: Online investing, website information and tools including screenshots and virtual portfolios as well as computerised counterparty trading Detailed updating of tax rates and legislation, increases in ISA allowances and revisions to capital gains tax A jargon-busting glossary to help you understand words, phrases and investing concepts Recent Financial Times articles and tables which illustrate and expand on case studies and examples Up-to-date statistics on the returns you can expect on shares and bonds Investing can be profitable and fun and The Financial Times Guide to Investing 2nd edition, explains step-by-step both the essentials of investing as well as describing how the financial markets really work. It details the practicalities of investing, such as how to go about buying shares and describes the variety of financial securities you can buy, from bonds and unit trusts through to exchange traded funds. Exploding the myths that only the wealthy can afford to buy and sell shares and showing you why you can be just as successful trading on your own as you would be by employing a fund manager, this authoritative guide book will help you build a profitable personal financial portfolio. What is investment The rewards of investment Understanding stock markets Using the financial media Buying and selling shares Pooled investments Investing in bonds Futures and options Financial spreadbetting Analysing companies and industries Mastering company reports and accounts Key investment ratios and measures Ticks of the accounting trade Managing your portfolio Mergers and takeovers Taxation and investors Measuring performance Investor protection Investment clubs
Category: Business & Economics

Financial Times Guide To The Financial Markets

Author : Glen Arnold
ISBN : 0273730002
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 70.90 MB
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How financial markets work, in plain English! An authoritative, complete, and up-to-date guide to today's global financial system. * *The 'jargon-busting' guide to global finance: everything today's manager, investor, policymaker, and citizen needs to know. *Crystal-clear introductions to banking, central banks, insurance, money and bond markets, equities, futures, options, swaps, FX, hedge funds, private equity, and how they fit together. *Financial crises: what's happened, why -- and what the new landscape looks like. This is the most complete, authoritative, and up-to-date guide to the workings of financial markets, the global financial system, and their immense and relentless impact. Renowned financial author Glen C. Arnold assumes no prior financial knowledge, teaching through real world examples. He presents an invaluable international perspective, comparing the workings of major financial institutions and centers worldwide, from the U.S. Federal Reserve and Wall Street to the European and Japanese central banks, the IMF, and the World Bank. Arnold begins with a plain-English overview of the purposes of global financial markets and the institutions and individual markets that now comprise them. Next, he drills down to throughly illuminate each component of the financial markets, and the linkages among them. Arnold covers retail, corporate, investment, and other forms of banking; central banks; pooled investment funds; insurance; money markets; corporate, government, and exotic bond markets; equities and systems for raising capital; futures, options, and swaps; foreign exchange markets; hedge funds and private equity, and more. He concludes with insightful discussions of global financial regulation, the impact of recent and continuing global financial crises; the responses of governments; and the shape of the radically new global financial landscape.
Category: Business & Economics

Financial Times Guide To Making The Right Investment Decisions

Author : Michael Cahill
ISBN : 9780273759973
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 73.23 MB
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Do you want to feel more confident about your investment decisions? Do you need to have a better understanding of how the stock markets value a business? Do you want to know what the key ratios are that drive share price performance? The Financial Times Guide to Making the Right Investment Decisions is the insider’s guide to how the market examines companies and values shares. It helps you understand the factors that drive long term wealth creation as well as highlighting the key risks that lead to value being destroyed. Originally published as Analysing Companies and Valuing Shares, this new edition has been fully revised and includes a new and easy to follow framework for understanding valuation. Perfect for investors at all levels, it guides you through the investment maze, and highlights the key issues you need to consider to invest successfully. The Financial Times Guide to Making the Right Investment Decisions: · Gives you an easy to follow framework to guide your decision-making · Explains clearly and concisely key financial concepts and how they drive valuation · Shows you the key ratios to monitor and how they affect share prices · Illustrates the key risks and warning signals that will help you avoid losses · Identifies the qualities of company management and governance that differentiates winners from losers · Brings the issues and numbers to life with real examples and case studies In a challenging economic and stock market environment, the need to take better informed decisions is vital. This clear, common sense guide provides a comprehensive and accessible framework for understanding the valuation of a business and what drives its share price. Knowing the key numbers, ratios and techniques that professional investors use will help you to reduce your risk and invest more profitably.
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The Financial Times Guide To Value Investing

Author : Glen Arnold
ISBN : 9780273747062
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 84.6 MB
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'Glen Arnold makes complex investment concepts understandable. He explains what the masters of the investment world have done to achieve their status.' David Shapiro, Stamford Associates 'An excellent intorduction to value investing, some of its most famous practitioners and the investments that made them rich.' Mark Wallace, Rothschild 'In an age of turbulence, reading this book is as good as an inoculation against fads and infatuation with over-trading.' Robin Woodbine Parish, Chairman of the El Oro and Exploration company.plc What are the key principles that have served great investors for over half a century? Is there anything that we can learn from those investors who have displayed an enviable performance on the world’s stock markets? In this groundbreaking book, bestselling author Glen Arnold addresses just these questions. He provides a set of guidelines which join value principles and growth attributes with the philosophies of the world's most famous investors. Originally published as Valuegrowth Investing, this new edition has been updated throughout. The Financial Times Guide to Value Investing conveys fundamental concepts, provides practical methods and soffers sound reasoning to guide investment selections. The Financial Times Guide to Value Investing: Describes the proven investing philosophies of iconic investors including Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and Benjamin Graham Shows what ordinary investors should focus on when looking to invest Provides tools for analysing key investment factors Delivers a coherent investment strategy today for growth tomorrow Proves that great investing requires great principles
Category: Business & Economics

How The Stock Market Really Works

Author : Leo Gough
ISBN : 0273743554
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 39.68 MB
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The #1 introductory guide to earning stock profits--now fully updated for today's global markets and challenging investing environment. * *Sound, conservative investment strategies that minimize costs, optimize returns, and keep investors in control of their risk levels. *Clearly explains the basic dynamics of today's markets, reviews leading wealth-building strategies, and shows how to avoid crucial mistakes. *Includes a new chapter on the ongoing financial crisis and how to cope with it as an individual investor. In FT Guide to How the Stock Market Really Works, Fifth Edition, best-selling financial author Leo Gough offers beginning stock market investors a realistic grounding in the dynamics of today's markets--and gives them the tactics they need to create real wealth. Writing in plain, simple English, Gough clearly explains the basic dynamics of today's markets, reviews today's most promising wealth-building strategies, and shows how to avoid crucial investing mistakes. Gough carefully explains equity and bond investing; the art and science of assessing a company's value; foreign exchange (forex), derivatives, and other asset classes; investment fraud; global investing; retirement investing, and much more. Throughout, he offers sound, conservative strategies designed to minimize costs, optimize returns, and help investors control risk. Updated throughout, this edition also contains a brand-new chapter on the ongoing financial crisis--and how to cope with it as an individual investor.
Category: Business & Economics

Ft Guide To Banking

Author : Glen Arnold
ISBN : 0273791826
Genre : Banks and banking
File Size : 41.56 MB
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The Financial Times Guide to Banking is a comprehensive introduction to how banks and banking works. Best-selling author Glen Arnold provides you with a foundation for understanding the wide variety of activities undertaken by banks. He shows you why these global institutions are so important to consumers and finance professionals alike and explains how their activities impact on everyday life. The Financial Times Guide to Banking will give you: - A thorough understanding of all types of banking from retail through to asset management and investment banking. - An overview of global banking including the worldwide evolution of the sector, the influence of cross-border money flows and the importance of modern banking to international development - Expert knowledge about instruments and markets including debt markets, futures markets and swaps and options - Insight into the crucial importance of central banking and government regulation - Answers to the big questions about monetary policy and interest rates, payment systems and banking success
Category: Banks and banking

The Financial Times Guide To Investment Trusts

Author : John Baron
ISBN : 1292001569
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 48.87 MB
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'The Financial Times Guide to Trusts' explains how to use investment trusts, what to watch out for, and the risks associated with them. It also suggests some actual portfolios of mixed investments that new investors can use as a starting point.
Category: Business & Economics

The Financial Times Guide To Using The Financial Pages

Author : Romesh Vaitilingam
ISBN : 0273705032
Genre : Business & Economics
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The critically acclaimedFT Guide to Using the Financial Pagesis the most accessible and comprehensive guide to the world of financial information.
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The Financial Times Guide To Options

Author : Lenny. Jordan
ISBN : 9780273776451
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Financial Times Guide to Options, will introduce you to the instruments and markets of options, giving you the confidence to trade successfully. Options are explained in real-life terminology, using every-day examples and accessible language. Introducing three key options markets – stocks, bonds and commodities, the book explains options contracts from straight vanilla options to strangles and butterflies and covers the fundamentals of options pricing and trading Originally published as Options Plain and Simple , this new edition includes: How the options industry operates and how basic strategies have evolved Risk management and how to trade safely Inclusion of new products such as exchange traded funds A glossary of key words and further reading Addition of market scenarios and examples Like all investment strategies, options offer potential return while incurring potential risk. The advantage of options trading is that risk can be managed to a greater degree than with outright buying or selling. The Financial Times Guide to Options is a straightforward and practical introduction to the fundamentals of options. It includes only what is essential to basic understanding and presents options theory in conventional terms, with a minimum of jargon. This thorough guide will give you a basis from which to trade most of the options listed on most of the major exchanges. The Financial Times Guide to Options includes: Options in everyday life The basics of calls The basics of puts Pricing and behaviour Volatility and pricing models The Greeks and risk assessment: delta Gamma and theta Vega Call spreads and put spreads, or one by one directional spreads One by two directional spreads Combos and hybrid spreads for market direction Volatility spreads Combining straddles and strangles for reduced risk Combining call spreads and put spreads The covered write, the calendar spread and the diagonal spread The interaction of the Greeks Options performance based on cost Trouble shooting and common problems Volatility skews Futures, synthetics and put-call parity Conversions, reversals, boxes and options arbitrage
Category: Business & Economics

The Financial Times Guide To Selecting Shares That Perform

Author : Richard Koch
ISBN : 9780273786764
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 64.88 MB
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‘One of the best books on stock market investing that I’ve ever read.’ Christopher Gilchrist, Editor, The IRS Report ‘Lucid and perceptive – any intelligent person can follow this guide and be on equal terms or better with the best professional money managers.’ Dr Peter Johnson, Saïd Business School, Oxford University Is your investment strategy right for you? Could you be making more money? The Financial Times Guide to Selecting Shares that Perform helps you identify the approach to buying and selling shares that is best suited to you. It will help you to align your strategy based on the time and money you have available, taking into account your overall objectives and your attitudes to risk and loss. In this thoroughly updated fifth edition of their bestselling investment classic, Richard Koch and Leo Gough explain 10 distinctive and proven investment techniques for you to choose from. They describe the different tactics needed to succeed in today’s market conditions and show you how it can be fun and profitable to try to beat the stock market. The Financial Times Guide to Selecting Shares that Perform gives you: 10 proven approaches to selecting successful shares A quiz to help you identify what kind of investor you are and what strategy is right for you Practical advice to help you trade more confidently on the stock market Examples and explanations of successes and failures Convincing reasons why you should manage your own share portfolio
Category: Business & Economics