Description : One of the hottest trends currently evolving, investment clubs are groups of ordinary people who pool their money to invest in the stock market. This easy-to-understand guide reveals the secrets of some of the country's leading clubs, explains how to start and run an investment club, offers savvy tips on building a portfolio, and more.
Description : Following the runaway success of The Money Book, author, financial advisor, and newly minted spokesperson for the younger set seeking security, Kevin Cork is back with another must-read effort. The Investment Book is an informative and irreverent look at the world of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and investing. Like The Money Book, The Investment Book is geared toward investors under the age of 40'men and women just starting their careers, families and investment portfolios. In-depth knowledge of foreign markets, RRSP options and eco-funds is not required. Nor is $40,000 of disposable income. In his trademark witty style, Cork walks the reader through the process of setting up and then maintaining an investment portfolio. Beginning with an overview of various investment options, Cork goes on to explain downto-earth strategies for combining these options into a personalized portfolio that will directly serve the reader's diverse (and possibly frivolous!) needs and goals. For readers using advisors to put their portfolios together, The Investment Book provides the information needed to ask the right questions and reasonably judge the answers. For those just beginning their financial journey, or for more experienced investors looking for a fresh approach, The Investment Book is bound to offer a good return.
Description : A practical guide to making more informed investmentdecisions Investors often buy or sell stocks too quickly. When you baseyour purchase decisions on isolated facts and don't take the timeto thoroughly understand the businesses you are buying, stock-priceswings and third-party opinion can lead to costly investmentmistakes. Your decision making at this point becomes dangerousbecause it is dominated by emotions. The InvestmentChecklist has been designed to help you develop an in-depthresearch process, from generating and researching investment ideasto assessing the quality of a business and its management team. The purpose of The Investment Checklist is to help youimplement a principled investing strategy through a series ofchecklists. In it, a thorough and comprehensive research process ismade simpler through the use of straightforward checklists thatwill allow you to identify quality investment opportunities. Eachchapter contains detailed demonstrations of how and where to findthe information necessary to answer fundamental questions aboutinvestment opportunities. Real-world examples of how investmentmanagers and CEOs apply these universal principles are alsoincluded and help bring the concepts to life. These checklists willhelp you consider a fuller range of possibilities in yourinvestment strategy, enhance your ability to value your investmentsby giving you a holistic view of the business and each of itsmoving parts, identify the risks you are taking, and much more. Offers valuable insights into one of the most important aspectsof successful investing, in-depth research Written in an accessible style that allows aspiring investorsto easily understand and apply the concepts covered Discusses how to think through your investment decisions morecarefully With The Investment Checklist, you'll quickly be able toascertain how well you understand your investments by the questionsyou are able to answer, or not answer, without making the costlymistakes that usually hinder other investors.
Description : Contents: Introduction. Investment Banking Today; Raising Capital; Transactional Activities; Specialized Financial Instruments; Tax-Exempt Financing; Broker Activities; Commercial Banks And Investment Banking; Investment Banking Outside the United States. Index. Appendix.
Description : This book, specifically designed for postgraduate students of manage-ment, finance and commerce for the course in Investment Management or Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, provides a thorough understanding of the concepts and methodologies of investment management. It begins with a sound theoretical introduction to the basic concepts of savings, investments, risk and return, portfolio and financial markets. The text then systematically explains the wide gamut of investment alternatives available to an investor and elucidates the investment markets and processes as prevalent in India. What distinguishes the text is that it emphasizes the practical aspects of the subject. In so doing, the book provides extensive coverage of the tools and techniques of technical analysis. Realizing the fact that investment is becoming more of a systematized and structured activity, the book presents a meticulous treatment of security analysis. This is closely followed by an exclusive chapter on portfolio management which encompasses all the aspects of the selection, maintenance, evaluation and revision of portfolios. The book concludes with an overview of the regulatory environment of investments. Key Features Explains the concepts and processes in the Indian context, thus enabling the students to know the markets and investment procedures in India. Focuses on the practical aspects to help students start investing even while they are doing the course. Provides end-of-chapter questions to drill the students in self-study. Besides postgraduate students of management and commerce, senior undergraduate students of these courses as well as practising managers should find the book extremely useful.
Description : Examines the nature, measurement, and role of growth opportunities (the investment opportunity set) in the management of firms, and in the relationship between economic events and accounting and nonaccounting variables.
Description : Ethical investment has made great strides in recent years, but many professional investors and most IFAs (from whom the majority of the public still get their investment advice) remain unsure about this fast growing sector. This book helps professionals to: Understand the ethical dimension in investment and, in particular, the economic and investment value considerations that underpin investments with an ethical and socially responsible focus Include consideration of the ethical dimension in their 'know your client' process Analyse and summarise their client's ethical concerns and priorities and how these translate to investment considerations Select ethical and socially responsible funds whose profiles best match their clients' concerns and priorities
Description : Chuck Salisbury knows Americans are scared about investing right now. That’s because, as a veteran financial expert, he’s spent decades developing successful strategies for wealth attainment as the markets have risen and fallen repeatedly. In November 2007 Chuck wisely advised his clients to get out of the stock and mutual fund markets: a move that saved many of those who listened the money they will need to retire. Today, Salisbury continues to advise those who consult with him to avoid these markets, and to avoid investing in annuities and precious metals because these investments do not keep pace with inflation. Thanks to government-backed bailout plans, which have flooded the currency market with trillions of dollars, "we are headed for a super inflation period," says Chuck. As investors YOU must know what is the ONLY investment in America that keeps pace with inflation. You must also know how to protect your self against losses. You must understand why you cannot trust your broker or Financial Advisor to give you unbiased investment advice.
Description : Investors ask the wrong questions. Will the stock market rise or fall in the next month? What is the best place to put my money right now? Will interest rates rise or fall? Will the economy improve or get worse? What will be the best performing stock during the next year? The problem with all of these questions is that the answers are unknowable and will always be so. Dwelling on the unknowable is a fruitless quest that will not bring investors any closer to achieving long-term financial goals. Our fundamental problem is that we are using the wrong part of the brain.Cognitive Investing explains how to make investment decisions using the portion of the brain better suited for the task and answers the questions investors should be asking. What is the relationship between the economy and the stock market? What is the difference between investing and gambling? Why is selling much more difficult than buying? How important is diversification? Why do natural psychological urges lead us to make poor investing decisions? Understanding the answers to these and many more essential questions will profoundly and fundamentally transform the way you approach investing.