Investing for Dummies: UK Edition

Investing for Dummies: UK Edition

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This friendly guide shows you step-by-step how to assess your financial situation, gauge risks and returns and make sound, sensible investment choices If you think investment is only for the likes of Richard Branson, think again! The UK is already home to 12 million people who directly own shares and bonds. With updated coverage of everything from Internet brokerages to information sources, this friendly guide shows you step-by-step how to assess your financial situation, gauge risks and returns -- and make sound, sensible investment choices. It's the only book you need to start building wealth!
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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 166 x 237mm | 540g
  • New York, United States
  • 0764570234
  • 9780764570230
  • 858,592

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Investment Basics. Chapter 1: First Steps on the Money Trail. Chapter 2: Checking Your Personal Life Before You Invest. Chapter 3: Recognising What Makes an Investor Tick. Chapter 4: Squaring Risks with Returns. Chapter 5: Being Aware of the Small Print. Part II: Shares and Bonds. Chapter 6: Comprehending How Stock Markets Work. Chapter 7: Taking the Top-Down View of Investing. Chapter 8: Investing in Markets. Chapter 9: Analysing Stock-Market-Quoted Companies. Chapter 10: Banking on Bonds. Chapter 11: Building Your Information Bank. Chapter 12: Choosing a Stockbroker. Part III: Collective Investments. Chapter 13: Looking at Fund Management. Chapter 14: Getting Into Unit Trusts. Chapter 15: Gearing Up with Investment Trusts. Chapter 16: Examining Investment-Linked Insurance Plans. Chapter 17: Hedging Your Fund Bets. Chapter 18: Investing at Random. Part IV: Property and Alternatives. Chapter 19: Investing in Bricks and Mortar. Chapter 20: Delving into Exotic Investments. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Finding a Good Adviser. Chapter 22: Ten Helpful Hints for You. Index.
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About Tony Levene

Tony Levene is a member of The Guardian Jobs & Money team where he writes on issues ranging from investment to consumer rights. He has been a financial journalist for nearly 30 years, after spending a year or so teaching French beforehand. Over his career, he has worked for newspapers including The Sunday Times, Sunday Express, Daily Express, The Sun, Daily Star, and Sunday Mirror. He has also published six previous books on investment and financial issues. He lives in London with his wife Claudia, 'almost grown up' children Zoe and Oliver, and cats Plato, Pandora, and Pascal.
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