The Financial Times Guide to Investing eBook, 4th Edition

By Glen Arnold

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The Financial Times Guide to Investing is the definitive introduction to the art of successful stock market investing by debunking the myth that investing is only for the wealthy.

Bestselling author Glen Arnold covers the basics of what investors do and why companies need them, through to the practicalities of buying and selling shares and how to make the most from your money. Learn how to understand different types of investment vehicles, pick the right companies and understand their accounts so you can compile and manage a sophisticated portfolio.

The 4th edition of this investing classic has been thoroughly updated and will give you everything you need to choose your shares with skill and confidence.

New for this edition:
  • Updated insights into the inner workings of stock markets, new accounting rules and dangers to watch out for when looking for investment gems
  • Recent Financial Times articles, and the latest statistics to illustrate and expand on case studies and examples
  • Detailed updates of changes to tax rules and rates

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Table of contents
  • 1 What is investment?
  • 2 The rewards of investment
  • 3 Stock markets
  • 4 Buying and selling shares
  • 5 Pooled investments
  • 6 Bonds
  • 7 Unusual share investment
  • 8 Derivatives and options
  • 9 Futures
  • 10 Spread betting, contracts for difference and warrants
  • 11 Company accounts
  • 12 Key investment ratios and measures
  • 13 Tricks of the accounting trade
  • 14 Analysing industries
  • 15 The competitive position of the firm
  • 16 Companies issuing shares
  • 17 Taxation and investors
  • 18 Mergers and takeovers
  • 19 Investor protection
  • 20 Measuring performance: indices and risk
  • 21 Investment clubs
  • Glossary