Get sharemarket savvy and put together the perfect investment portfolio
Do you want to invest in shares, but you don’t know where to start? Share Investing For Dummies shows you how to put together the perfect share portfolio: you’ll learn, step-by-step, what to do and exactly how to do it. Uncover the timeless rules as well as the latest advice on what’s hot and what’s not — and exactly how you can get started on generating easy returns on your hard-earned dollars.
With updated examples, charts and resources, this new edition shows you exactly how to spot winning shares and build a balanced portfolio where you can watch your money grow. You’ll discover how you can use the ASX trading platform and the latest apps and online tools. Plus, you’ll get tips on keeping your tax bill manageable with the low-down on the latest tax policies.
Know your bear market from your bull, and cut through the jargon with clear explanations Understand how to analyse share prices and track trends Discover how to get started on building a diversified portfolio Develop your own successful investment strategy and trade online Learn the must-know information about brokers and what they can do for you Go global safely, with advice on how to invest internationally and protect investments overseas This is the guide for anyone wanting a comprehensive, easy guide to investing in Australian shares. Stop wondering what you’re missing out on, and get started today with this no-nonsense approach to share investing, written by celebrated Australian personal finance author and consultant James Dunn.
Cover Title Page Copyright Introduction About This Book Foolish Assumptions Icons Used in This Book Where to Go from Here Part 1: Putting the Share in Sharemarket Chapter 1: So, You Want to Invest in Shares Investing Is All about Timing Finding Out What a Share Is Buying Shares to Get a Return Making the Most of Share Investing Guarding Against Risk Chapter 2: Watching the market operate Floating: The Primary Market Planning the Prospectus Trading: The Secondary Market Using the Index Stepping into the Futures Market Part 2: Investing Strategies for Success Chapter 3: Developing an Investment Strategy Getting Rich Slowly Starting with Strategy Buying and Holding Chapter 4: Assessing Your Risk Gambling or Investing? Assessing Your Risk Avoiding the Turkeys Chapter 5: Eggs and Baskets Spreading the Risk Building a Portfolio Knowing How Many Stocks to Buy Diversifying through Managed Funds Investing outside Australia Considering Alternative Investments Part 3: Buying, Buying, Sold Chapter 6: Buying and Selling Shares Finding the Market Making a Trade Working the Trading Day Playing CHESS Isn’t a Game Chapter 7: Knowing When to Buy and Sell Shares Getting Ready for the Action Going into Analysis Investing or Trading Relying on Your Broker Looking and Listening Taxing Considerations Chapter 8: Buying What You Know Acquiring Ordinary Shares Deciding What to Buy Chapter 9: Buying Specialised Shares and Other Listed Products Looking at Listed Investment Companies (LICs) Engaging with Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Visiting the Hybrid Part of the ASX Zoo Chapter 10: Choosing Shares Wisely Selecting a Strategy That Works Developing Your Strategy Knowing When to Buy Resources Chapter 11: Why Share Prices Change Influences on the Price of a Share The Economy as a Predictor Reacting to News Rejecting Murky Offers Clocking Emotions and Biorhythms Pacing the Seasons Chapter 12: Working with Brokers What a Broker Does Stockbroking for Everyone Choosing the Best Broker for You Interviewing for a Broker Chapter 13: Initial Public Offerings The Float Slipway Understanding the Prospectus Anatomy of a (Successful) Prospectus Pricing a Float Getting into the Action Placements and Rights Issues Part 4: Doing Your Homework Chapter 14: Crunching the Numbers Getting the Price Right Working Out Liquidity Ratios Understanding Debt Ratios Using Profitability Ratios Linking the Margins Drawing on Performance Ratios Crunching More Numbers Chapter 15: Following the Money Trail: Fundamental Analysis The Fundamentals of Fundamental Analysis Reading the Income Statement Finding Balance Sheet Bliss Examining the Statement of Cash Flows Looking at a Case Study: XYZ Limited Chapter 16: Charting the Intricacies of Technical Analysis Understanding Technical Analysis Creating the Chart Watching Market Trends Interpreting the Chart Leaving the Charts Behind Chapter 17: Using Online Tools to Research Your Investments Making the Most of the Web Finding Investment Websites The App Revolution Perusing the Podcast Pack Chapter 18: Taxing Matters Benefiting from Dividend Imputation Watching Your Capital Gains Taxing Tactics Part 5: Shares Are for Everyone Chapter 19: Bankrolling Your Superannuation Dissecting Superannuation Tantalising Tax Breaks The Not-So-Super Part of Super: Fees Taking Control: Self-Managed Super Chapter 20: Investing in Overseas Shares Going Offshore Where to Invest? Deciding the Best Way to Invest Chapter 21: The Exotic World of Derivatives Understanding Options and Warrants Trading in the World of Warrants Graduating to Investment Warrants Chapter 22: Leverage and Speculation Leveraging through Margin Lending Speculating with Contracts for Difference Part 6: The Part of Tens Chapter 23: Ten Great Investors and Their Strategies Warren Buffett and Charles Munger John Neff Benjamin Graham Philip Fisher Jim Slater Charles Viertel Peter Lynch John Bogle John Templeton Chapter 24: Ten Great Books to Read Next The Warren Buffett Way One Up on Wall Street Value.able Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits The Battle for Investment Survival Masters of the Market The Ascent of Money The Mining Valuation Handbook Crashes Chapter 25: Ten Great Sharemarket Crashes The Tulip Mania The South Sea Bubble October 1929 October 1987 The Great Japanese Crash October 1997 March/April 2000 September 2001 The Global Financial Crisis The 2020 COVID Crash Chapter 26: Ten Great Australian Stocks Westfield Group CSL Cochlear Pro Medicus Washington H. Soul Pattinson Fortescue Metals Group Sonic Healthcare REA Group Afterpay BHP Chapter 27: Ten Things Not To Do, Ever Don’t Think You Can Get Rich Quick Don’t Underestimate Volatility Don’t Be Panicked Out of Your Shares Don’t Ignore Dividends (Especially Franked Ones) Don’t Buy a Share You Know Nothing About Don’t Expect Things to Stay the Same Don’t Delay a Sale to Save Capital Gains Tax Don’t Let Tax Drive Your Investment Decisions Don’t Fret Over Lost Profit Don’t Try to Time the Market Glossary Index About the Author Connect with Dummies End User License Agreement
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