Selecting Shares That Perform

Selecting Shares That Perform

‘One of the best books on stock market investing that I’ve ever read.’ Christopher Gilchrist, Editor. The IRS Report ‘Lucid and perceptive any intelligent person can follow this guide and be on equal terms or better with the best professional money managers’ Dr Peter Johnson, Oxford University, is your investment strategy right for you?

The Financial Times Guide to Selecting Shares that Perform helps you identify the approach to buying and selling shares that will work best for you. It will help you to align your strategy based on the time and money you have available, your overall objectives and your attitudes to risk and loss. In this thoroughly updated fourth edition of their best-selling investment classic, Richard Koch and Leo Gough explain ten distinctive and proven investment techniques for you to choose from. They describe the different tactics needed for today’s bear market conditions and show you how it can be fun and profitable to try to beat the stock market. The Financial Times Guide to Selecting Shares that Perform gives you: * Convincing reasons why you should manage your own share portfolio * A quiz which helps you identify what kind of investor you are, and what strategy is right for you * Ten proven approaches to selecting successful shares * Examples and explanations of successes and failures With most things we buy, from a house or car to lunch, we make an effort to make choices that will suit our lifestyle, personality, budget and needs.

So why should stocks and shares be any different? Originally published as Selecting Shares that Perform, the book shows you how to find an investment method that works for you, stick to it, and increase your chances of making serious money on the stock market. Whether you are new to investing, or already a sophisticated investor, The Financial Times Guide to Selecting Shares that Perform makes playing the stock market not only more profitable, but also more fun.

One Response to “Selecting Shares That Perform”

  1. Lyle McClure says:

    I would certainly agree with Christopher Gilchrist’s remark at the top of the page, I also feel that this is one of the best books on stockmarket investing that I’ve ever read.

    The second part of the title “10 ways to beat the stock market” is an attention-grabber, it certainly grabbed my attention in the bookshop, nevertheless I have the strong feeling that the title would be better without it. Benoit Mandelbrot, whose ideas Richard mentions in a blog entry on fractals on this website, explains the difficulties of “beating the market” quite extensively in his book “The (mis)behavior of markets – a fractal view of risk, ruin and reward”.

    As a second part of the title of Richard’s book, “10 ways to make a lot of money on the stock market” or “10 ways to greatly improve your earnings from the stock market” might be a lot better.

    In short, “beating the market” should not be an investor’s goal, the investor should instead be concentrating on how much he/she needs to make and how to achieve that goal within an acceptable period of time. Since no-one really understands the market, it seems to me that trying to beat it is an unrealistic goal. If the investor concentrates instead on a specific amount much he/she needs to make and the time in which it needs to be achieved, then Richard Koch’s book explains, in a highly informative and readable fashion, ten ways to achieve those goals. What more could an investor ask?

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