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Share Made Simple: A beginner’s guide to the stock market

Share Made Simple: A beginner’s guide to the stock market

For the past ten years, Shares Made Simple has been the top choice of readers who want to know more about the stock market. Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, the book continues to tear away the mystique and jargon that surrounds the stock market.

Written by highly respected financial journalist Rodney Hobson, it takes you step by step through the most basic concepts of stock market investing, carefully explaining issues such as:

- what shares are and how they are bought and sold

- why share prices go up and down
- why some companies' shares look cheap while others appear to be expensive

- the hidden traps for the unwary.
This fully revised and updated third edition of this bestselling book sets out to create a level playing field between the stock market professionals and the small investor. No one needs to suffer pitiful bank interest rates when there is real money to be made in sharing the nation's wealth.
Tens of thousands of investors have already benefited from Rodney's clear explanation of the stock market - now you can too.


Part One: Shares

Chapter 1. What are Shares?

Chapter 2. How Shares Are Created

Chapter 3. Whose Company is It?

Chapter 4. What’s in it for Me?

Chapter 5. Is My Investment Safe?

Part Two: The Stock Market

Chapter 6. The Marketplace

Chapter 7. Full Listings and AIM

Chapter 8. How Shares are Traded

Chapter 9. Stock Market Indices

Part Three: Companies

Chapter 10. Company Focus

Chapter 11. Income Statement (Profit and Loss)

Chapter 12. Balance Sheet

Chapter 13. Potential Nasties

Part Four: Investing

Chapter 14. Starting Out

Chapter 15. Stockbrokers

Chapter 16. Fundamental Data

Chapter 17. Charting

Chapter 18. Tips

Chapter 19. Jargon Busting

Chapter 20. Rights Issues and Placings

Part Five: Takeovers

Chapter 21. Mergers and Acquisitions

Chapter 22. Before a Bid

Chapter 23. A Bid is Launched

Chapter 24. Management Buyouts

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