How to Invest Without Speculation and Sleepless Nights
Author: Lars Kroijer
Publisher: Pearson UK
Category: Business & Economics
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 diversi_ ed 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 bene_ ts whilst leaving you with a higher quality portfolio • Understand the implications of tax and liquidity
Start building a rock-solid portfolio with as little as $500! Do you think cash vehicle is another phrase for "expensive car"? Would you know a hybrid investment if you saw one? Does T-bill mean anything to you? The world of investing is a complex (and sometimes scary) place. Fortunately, you have a knowledgeable tour guide that speaks a language you understand! Investing DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition, untangles an otherwise perplexing topic, making it easier than ever to invest like a veteran! Outlining step-by-step techniques for making the most of your money while keeping it out of harm’s way, this self-teaching guide explains how to identify and take advantage of rich opportunities--from mutual funds to taxfree bonds to real estate. Market-proven tips and techniques, handy checklists, and chapter-ending quizzes help you build a solid foundation on the subject at your own speed. This fast and easy guide helps you: Determine your investment personality to increase your success Protect your money from the next market downturn Boost returns while managing risk with the right allocation strategies Understand balance sheets, income statements, and other documents Generate greater returns from your 401(k), IRA, or other retirement account Simple enough for a novice but challenging enough for an experienced investor, Investing DeMYSTiFieD helps you put your money in the right places, whether you're looking to earn quick cash or build for the future.
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Your financial goals probably include a comfortable retirement, paying for your kids' college education, and long-term healthcare. But you can't reach those goals by putting your money in a savings account. You need to invest it so it grows over time. Three seasoned personal finance experts show you how in this jargon-free guide. Investing demystified. Get clear, real-world examples of why investing is crucial to your financial goals How to invest. Learn how to evaluate four types of investment so you make the right decisions Hidden gems. Discover lesser-known, low-cost investments that provide tax advantages Retirement, Education, Healthcare. Find chapters devoted to the fine points of each of these big-ticket goals Flexibility. Learn how to change your investment strategy as you age Choices. Find an investment plan that's right for you -- whether you're a conservative investor or go-for-broke risk-taker
Plan for a bright financial future Planning for your kids' college tuition and your own retirement is a lot more difficult today than it was for your parents. Self-directed retirement accounts like 401(k)s and IRAs as well as tax-deferred college savings plans require you to make your own savings and investment decisions. That's why you need Financial Planning Demystified. Written by Paul Lim, Chief Financial Correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, this book begins by focusing on assets and liabilities and discusses ways to save money, avoid debt, and maintain good credit. Then, you'll get a thorough overview of different types of investments, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate investments, and more. Finally, you'll find easy-to-follow advice on how to organize and protect your financial accounts. This quick and easy guide features: Checklists and questionnaires to help you plan Proven advice from a financial expert Helpful charts and tables A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses A final exam at the end of the book No unnecessary technical jargon Packed with clear explanations and priceless tips from a pro, Financial Planning Demystified is your shortcut to planning for a lifetime of income.
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Become a master of macroeconomics (without formal economics training). Do you really understand how the business cycle, fiscal policy, and other broad-based economic concepts affect your income, investments, and bank account? Macroeconomics Demystified will make sure you do, providing you with a concise yet detailed introduction to the macroeconomic principles and policies that regularly impact your professional life and financial status. This unique, hands-on guide uses clear graphs, succinct explanations, and practical examples--along with chapter-ending quizzes and two 60-question final exams--to help you easily grasp this vital and fascinating topic. From fundamental concepts like supply and demand to ways in which government fiscal policy can help or hurt the stock market, it provides a crystal-clear picture of classic macroeconomic concepts and principles and their often unseen influence on everyday life. Simple enough for a beginner, yet detailed enough for a college student, Macroeconomics Demystified is your clearest and most direct route to understanding macroeconomics. Here’s everything you need to understand: Basics--The circular flow model, aggregate supply and aggregate demand, money and the federal reserve system, the money market, global economics Goals--Requirements to achieve economic growth, full employment GDP, tools for maintaining price stability Models--the classical model, the Keynesian model, and the monetarist model Policy--Uses of fiscal policy to achieve macroeconomic goals, rules required for effective monetary policy
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