Become a savvy investor with this updated best seller. Want to make
confident choices about your investments? This bestselling guide has
been thoroughly updated to provide you with the latest insights into
smart investing from balancing your investment options across
different asset classes to understanding risks and returns, managing
your portfolio and making sound, sensible investment choices. Get
time-tested investment advice expert authors James Kirby and
Barbara Drury share their extensive knowledge and reveal how to invest
in challenging markets. Discover all the fundamentals of investing
explore your investment choices, weigh risks and returns, and choose
the right investment mix. Navigate the sharemarket understand
Australian shares and build your portfolio, take advantage of online
trading and evaluate investment research. Build wealth with managed
funds, bonds and cash steer clear of the duds, minimise costs and
diversify your investments.
Invest wisely in real estate and art find the right property,
finance your investments, work with agents,
and buy and sell art at auction. Take more control of your
superannuation understand your superannuation options and take
advantage of tax benefits. Open the book and find: Strategies to secure
your finances and protect your assets. The best times to buy and
sellshares. Tips for reading and analysing price information. Ways to
invest offshore using managed funds. How bonds fare as an investment. The
golden rules of property investment. How to make safe and profitable
investments in art and antiques. Tips to create a long-term plan for
Part I: Investing Fundamentals.
Chapter 1: Pack Your Bags for the Financial Journey.
Chapter 2: Taking Risk by the Horns.
Chapter 3: Ready, Set, Invest!
Chapter 4: Finding Your Feet in the Investment Markets.
Chapter 5: Listen Up! Finding the Best Advice.
Part II: The Markets.
Chapter 6: The Stock Market and You.
Chapter 7: The World of Stocks and Shares.
Chapter 8: Inside Info on the Stock Market.
Chapter 9: Getting Access to the Market.
Chapter 10: Playing the Stock Market Game.
Chapter 11: Putting the Web to Work: Online Trading.
Part III: Managed Funds, Bonds and Cash.
Chapter 12: How Do You Do? Getting to Know Fund Managers.
Chapter 13: Up Close and Personal with Managed Funds.
Chapter 14: Buying, Selling and Ditching Managed Funds.
Chapter 15: Elegant Bonds and Vulgar Cash
Part IV: Property and Collectibles.
Chapter 16: Land: They?re Not Making It Anymore.
Chapter 17: Buying Your Home, Paying for It and Selling It.
Chapter 18: So, You Want to Be a Landlord?
Chapter 19: Casting About for Commercial Property.
Chapter 20: The Arty Side of Investing.
Part V: Your Nest Egg: Superannuation.
Chapter 21: Super: You Gotta Have It.
Chapter 22: Getting the Best From Superannuation.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Life Lessons for Clever Investing.
Chapter 24: Ten Things Your Financial Adviser Never Says to