Smarter Investing 3rd edn

Simpler Decisions for Better Results

Author: Tim Hale

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0273789678

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 2186

Simple yet effective advice for anyone who wants their money to work harder than they do. Most investment books offer a bewildering array of complex strategies for how best to invest your money. But often the chances of success are remote and the rules are impossible to follow in practice. Smarter Investing introduces you to a simple and powerful set of rules for successful investing, helping you to build an investment portfolio that suits your needs, stays the course when markets get rough and quietly gets on with the job of generating better results. In this updated and revised edition, Tim Hale gives you all the advice you’ll need and demonstrates that the key to successful investing is to do a few straightforward things exceptionally well. Smarter Investing will help you: Establish what you want your money to do for you Work out how much money you need to achieve your goals Avoid the mistakes that generations of investors have made Build a balanced portfolio that’s right for you, using a simple set of understandable and accessible building blocks Select robust and transparent investment products easily and effectively

Smarter Investing

Simpler Decisions for Better Results

Author: Tim Hale

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273785378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 6002

Simple yet effective advice for anyone who wants their money to work harder than they do. Most investment books offer a bewildering array of complex strategies for how best to invest your money. But often the chances of success are remote and the rules are impossible to follow in practice. Smarter Investing introduces you to a simple and powerful set of rules for successful investing, helping you to build an investment portfolio that suits your needs, stays the course when markets get rough and quietly gets on with the job of generating better results. In this updated and revised edition, Tim Hale gives you all the advice you’ll need and demonstrates that the key to successful investing is to do a few straightforward things exceptionally well. Smarter Investing will help you: Establish what you want your money to do for you Work out how much money you need to achieve your goals Avoid the mistakes that generations of investors have made Build a balanced portfolio that’s right for you, using a simple set of understandable and accessible building blocks Select robust and transparent investment products easily and effectively

Investing Demystified

How to Invest Without Speculation and Sleepless Nights

Author: Lars Kroijer

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292156147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1104

Don’t spend your time worrying whether you can beat the markets: you don’t need to beat them to be a successful investor. By showing you how to build a simple and rational portfolio and tailor it to your specific needs, Investing Demystified will help you generate superior returns. With his straightforward and jargon-free advice, Lars Kroijer simplies the often complex world of finance and tells you everything you need to know – and everything that you don’t need to worry about – in order to make the most from your investments. In Investing Demystified you will: • Discover the mix of stocks, bonds and cash needed for a top performing portfolio • Learn why the most broadly diversified and simplest portfolio makes the most sense • Understand the right level of risk for you and how this affects your investments • Find out why a low cost approach will yield benefits whilst leaving you with a higher quality portfolio • Understand the implications of tax and liquidity ‘Lars Kroijer takes a refreshing look at how everyday people can improve their fortunes by taking some simple investing steps.’ Dr David Kuo, The Motley Fool ‘In a world of the next big investment fad, Lars Kroijer takes us back to the essence of smart investing: diversify, diversify, diversify. And don’t overpay for that either.’ Coenraad Vrolijk, Managing Director of Blackrock ‘An important book that debunks common myths about investing. A must-read for ordinary investors.’ Anita Raghavan, New York Times and author of “The Billionaire’s Apprentice” ‘If you only read one book on how to manage your investments, read this one.’ Benjamin Pritchett-Brown, Investment & Pensions Europe

Financial Times Guide to Making the Right Investment Decisions

How to Analyse Companies and Value Shares

Author: Michael Cahill

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273759973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 5512

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.

How to Think Strategically

Strategy - Your Roadmap to Innovation and Results

Author: Davide Sola,Jerome Couturier

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273788833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 6815

Discover how to become an effective strategic thinker Some people seem to achieve the best results, again and again. Is it luck? Or is it strategy? How to Think Strategically equips you with the skills you need to make the best decisions and develop a powerful strategic mindset. This hands-on guide tackles both the thinking and the doing, helping you develop a robust strategic plan. It offers a six-step framework that addresses key questions, including: Which core challenges do I need to overcome? How do I manage uncertainty and risk? How do I execute my business strategy? Visit www.howtothinkstrategically.org for the accompanying app and the ‘Strategic Thinking Manifesto’.

Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People

Author: Jane Bryant Quinn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743269942

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 4664

A guide to creating a virtually self-sustaining financial plan counsels middle-income earners on such topics as debt reduction, saving strategically, investing, insurance, family planning, and retirement. By the author of Making the Most of Your Money. 125,000 first printing.

Smarter Investing in Any Economy

The Definitive Guide to Relative Strength Investing

Author: Michael J. Carr

Publisher: Traders Press

ISBN: 9781934354056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 6357

After running millions of relative strength calculations, Carr proves that relative strength investing works in any market climate. By strictly following his methodologies outlined in this book, you may more than double the returns of the S&P 500, with less risk.

Key Business Solutions

Essential problem-solving tools and techniques that every manager needs to know

Author: Antonio E. Weiss

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273788876

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9239

This book explains how to resolve every challenge faced on a day-to-day basis in your business by presenting an unbeatable inventory of proven problem solving tools and techniques to help you tackle your toughest business dilemmas effectively. You will learn how to: · Overcome any business challenge with robust logic and structure · How to break down problems and make your workload lighter · Deliver the ‘killer’ recommendations · Discover how to successfully implement change in people and organisations · How to keep yourself, your team, and your stakeholders happy · How to use an effective hypothesis-driven approach to problem solving Using case studies, a ‘best practice example’ and at least one figurative table or figure, every dilemma is bought to life equipping you with the very best tools to confront any problem your business may face. ‘The most successful businesses don’t avoid problems – they solve them. This practical, insightful and entertaining book guides you through how to do this. An indispensable resource for any manager.' Richard Newton, Business consultant and best-selling author -------------- 'One of the key attributes in running a business successfully is the ability to see a situation in perspective. Too often the real issues go unrecognised, signs are misread, an opportunity slips by, the wrong problem is addressed. Only in retrospect is it obvious what should have been done. It is not easy, but the tools and techniques covered in Key Business Solutions should help.’ Sir George Cox, Author of the HM Treasury Cox Review of Creativity in UK Business and former Chairman of the Design Council

Early Retirement Extreme

A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence

Author: Jacob Lund Fisker

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781453601211

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 3033

"How to retire in your 20s and 30s (without winning the lottery). This book provides a robust strategy that makes it possible to stop working for money in less than a decade."--P. [4] of cover.

Monkey with a Pin:

Why you may be missing 6% a year from your investment returns

Author: Pete Comley

Publisher: Pete Comley

ISBN: 1476219613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 7552

ReviewComley's argument is clear, honest, logical and jargon-free. He also throws in some astonishing stats, such as this one: that 6% we lose every year totals £170 billion -- or £3,000 for every man, woman and child in the UK. That's a lot of money the finance industry makes from us. Best of all, Monkey With A Pin isn't selling you the dream of getting rich quick. In fact, it isn't selling anything at all. --Harvey Jones, Journalist, Motley Fool Monkey With A Pin explains to you exactly why neither you nor the fund managers you hire to run your money for you ever seem to make the kind of returns studies show the equity market is supposed to offer. --Merryn Somerset Webb, Editor-in-Chief, MoneyWeekBook DescriptionFor the first time, this book exposes exactly how most private investors perform in real life. It shows they are likely to perform 6% a year worse than the industry’s theoretical predictions of their returns (whether using funds or direct investing). The book reveals that many have earned less than if they had saved in a building society. Part I of the book looks in detail at reasons why investors underperform: poor skill, charges and survivorship bias. The second part turns to the implications for the private investor, the finance industry and regulators. Monkey with a Pin encourages private investors to review their investing style and strategy to help them achieve better returns.

Private Real Estate Investment

Data Analysis and Decision Making

Author: Roger J. Brown

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080480365

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 3771

Fiduciary responsibilities and related court-imposed liabilities have forced investors to assess market conditions beyond gut level, resulting in the development of sophisticated decision-making tools. Roger Brown's use of historical real estate data enables him to develop tools for gauging the impact of circumstances on relative risk. His application of higher level statistical modeling to various aspects of real estate makes this book an essential partner in real estate research. Offering tools to enhance decision-making for consumers and researchers in market economies of any country interested in land use and real estate investment, his book will improve real estate market efficiency. With property the world's biggest asset class, timely data on housing prices just got easier to find and use. Excellent mixture of theory and application Data and database analysis techniques are the first of their kind

Financial Times Guide to Investment Trusts

Unlocking the City's Best Kept Secret

Author: John C Baron

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292005092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 6804

A comprehensive and practical guide to investment trusts. These investment vehicles have been underused by investors in the past, but that is set to change now that the Retail Distribution Review has banned commissions and put investment trusts on a level playing field. The book explains what investment trusts are and focuses on how to construct and run a trust portfolio. It offers investors, both experienced and novice, a concise and jargon free guide to these lucrative investment vehicles.

Key Management Ratios

The 100+ Ratios Every Manager Needs to Know

Author: Ciaran Walsh

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273719090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 393

View: 5271

Financial measures are critical for business success, and understanding them is vital for anyone who wants to progress as a manager. Business ratios may scare some people. But her's the good news: there is a relatively small number of essential management ratios with which you can measure any aspect of business performance you need to. If you can master these, you will have a firm grip of business finance and need never be put off by the numbers again. Key Management Ratios cuts straight to the measures that matter. It shows you what they are and explains how they can show you exactly what's going on in your company, from earnings per share and cash flow to return on investment and sales. The clarity of explanation and unique visual presentation will help you to quickly understand everything you need to know about business ratios.

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns

Author: John C. Bogle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119404509

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 8776

"The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effective investment strategy for building wealth over the long term: buy and hold, at very low cost, a mutual fund that tracks a broad stock market Index such as the S&P 500. While the stock market has tumbled and then soared since the first edition of Little Book of Common Sense was published in April 2007, Bogle's investment principles have endured and served investors well. This tenth anniversary edition includes updated data and new information but maintains the same long-term perspective as in its predecessor. Bogle has also added two new chapters designed to provide further guidance to investors: one on asset allocation, the other on retirement investing."--Dust jacket.

The DIY Investor

How to get started in investing and plan for a financially secure future

Author: Andy Bell

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857196014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7558

FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED SECOND EDITION Investing expert Andy Bell shows you how to plan your financial future in this updated edition of his bestselling guide to do-it-yourself investing. Andy shows you how to build a long-term investment portfolio using a range of low-cost, tax-efficient strategies. He provides expert guidance and industry insights suitable for first-time investors and those who are more experienced. The DIY Investor teaches you the skills and strategies you need to take control of your investments and manage your money in the years ahead.

The Financial Times Guide to Strategy

How to Create, Pursue and Deliver a Winning Strategy

Author: Richard Koch

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9780273745471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 7682

In the Fourth Edition of this easy-to-read and logically-structured guide, Richard Koch leads readers through every critical step in creating, delivering, and understanding successful strategy. Ideal for executives and strategists at both the corporate and business unit level, this book guides readers in asking the right questions, finding the answers, and translating those answers into action.

Finance for Normal People

How Investors and Markets Behave

Author: Meir Statman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190626488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

View: 5402

Finance for Normal People teaches behavioral finance to people like you and me - normal people, neither rational nor irrational. We are consumers, savers, investors, and managers - corporate managers, money managers, financial advisers, and all other financial professionals. The book guides us to know our wants-including hope for riches, protection from poverty, caring for family, sincere social responsibility and high social status. It teaches financial facts and human behavior, including making cognitive and emotional shortcuts and avoiding cognitive and emotional errors such as overconfidence, hindsight, exaggerated fear, and unrealistic hope. And it guides us to banish ignorance, gain knowledge, and increase the ratio of smart to foolish behavior on our way to what we want. These lessons of behavioral finance draw on what we know about us-normal people-including our wants, cognition, and emotions. And they draw on the roles of these factors in saving and spending, portfolio construction, returns we can expect from our investments, and whether we can hope to beat the market. Meir Statman, a founder of behavioral finance, draws on his extensive research and the research of many others to build a unified structure of behavioral finance. Its foundation blocks include normal behavior, behavioral portfolio theory, behavioral life-cycle theory, behavioral asset pricing theory, and behavioral market efficiency.

FT Guide to Saving and Investing for Retirement

The definitive handbook to securing your financial future

Author: Yoram Lustig

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292129328

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1401

One of the most important financial plans you can have is saving and investing for your retirement. Quite simply, the success of this plan determines whether you’re going to live comfortably after you stop working. The Financial Times Guide to Saving and Investing for Retirement will lead you through a bewildering maze of financial tools and provide advice on crucial investment decisions. It provides everything you need to know about how to save and invest so that you can successfully plan for your retirement. It is packed with invaluable information on taxes, ISAs, pensions, investing across different assets and buying property. The Financial Times Guide to Saving and Investing for Retirement will help you: Identify your financial objectives and work out how to achieve them Learn how to invest for a specific goal and time Find out about taxes and other rules that may impact your wealth Understand why it’s essential to be actively involved in managing your post-work income

The Power of Passive Investing

More Wealth with Less Work

Author: Richard A. Ferri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470937129

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4548

A practical guide to passive investing Time and again, individual investors discover, all too late, that actively picking stocks is a loser's game. The alternative lies with index funds. This passive form of investing allows you to participate in the markets relatively cheaply while prospering all the more because the money saved on investment expenses stays in your pocket. In his latest book, investment expert Richard Ferri shows you how easy and accessible index investing is. Along the way, he highlights how successful you can be by using this passive approach to allocate funds to stocks, bonds, and other prudent asset classes. Addresses the advantages of index funds over portfolios that are actively managed Offers insights on index-based funds that provide exposure to designated broad markets and don't make bets on individual securities Ferri is also author of the Wiley title: The ETF Book and co-author of The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning If you're looking for a productive investment approach that won't take all of your time to implement, then The Power of Passive Investing is the book you need to read.

Heads I Win, Tails I Win

Why Smart Investors Fail and How to Tilt the Odds in Your Favour

Author: Spencer Jakab

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399563202

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7506

"Let's start with the bad news first- Most investors' results bear very little resemblance to the long-run returns touted in the glossy marketing materials from financial services firms. What's more, most of them have no idea just how massive that difference actually is. But, there's reason for hope-Investing is a winner's game with excellent long-term odds once you stop shooting yourself in the foot. Since leaving his job as a top-rated stock analyst to become an investing columnist, Spencer Jakab has watched his readers-and his family, friends, and colleagues-make the same mistakes again and again. He looks at all the typical advice, from the clearly risky to the seemingly safe, to show you how various strategies are undermining even the savviest investor's returns. The paths that lead to a seven figure nest egg are surprisingly few, but he reveals reliable strategies that can multiply a typical retirement saver's nest egg fourfold or more. Jakab combines wise storytelling with a knack for doing the math on complicated ideas to explain why you shouldn't buy Apple, care about tomorrow's big IPO, or even try to act on the belief that a recession is around the corner. He also explains why you should never trust a World Cup predicting octopus and why you shouldn't invest in companies with an X or Z in their names - information more useful than it sounds, and every bit as fun. Whatever your level of expertise, Jakab's Heads I Win, Tails I Winwill be entertaining, enlightening, and almost certainly profitable."