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Stock market prices go up, and they go down. Sometimes the rise or fall is limited to a few shares, occasionally the whole market is affected. This cyclical peak and trough pattern is natural, but the strength and length of the rise or fall varies considerably.
Over the last two years, investors have seen their capital values dramatically reduced and people who relied on fixed income securities have had their income fall substantially. Many private investors are utterly bemused and bewildered. But as the market changes and we get used the altered roles of banks and financial institutions, there will be plenty of opportunities to make money and secure good returns on your investments.
Using both fundamental analysis and also describing the importance of technical analysis to monitor share price progress and control risk, Investing for Recovery will assist you in developing a strategy for this new and unfamiliar age. It will help you preserve your hard earned capital by limiting the downside of risk, explain how to carry out your own due diligence to ensure that your selections have the strength to survive temporary setbacks, and above all it will show you how to find safe, and profitable, investment opportunities.
Investing for Recovery will help you understand the fundamental and long-term changes in the stock market that have taken place since the crash of 2008. It’s an essential tool which you can use when you need to make the right investment decisions in these changing times. In this accessible and practical guide, Charles Vintcent will remind you constantly about the need for safety first, will help you protect your capital against the ravages of inflation, identify the risk of loss from poor stock and will help you achieve your investing objectives.
Investing for Recovery is a guide to the new way of doing business in the stock market.
About the authors
Charles Vintcent worked for 25 years as a private client stockbroker giving investment advice and dealing on the market. Prior to this he worked with Hambros Bank and the Charterhouse Group finding and supervising investment opportunities in private companies. He writes regularly for investment tip-sheets.
He’s the author of Be Your Own Stockbroker, Short Term Trading and Long Term Investing and How to Win at Financial Spreadbetting, all published by Financial Times Prentice Hall.
Chapter 1 The stock market crash of 2008
What changes will it bring to the banks and the private investor?
Chapter 2 Information: the lifeblood of all markets
Its influence. Where to find reliable sources. Insider dealing. The effects the crash will have on the cost of money in the future.
Chapter 3 Risk evaluation
Sources of data. The press. Specialist sources. What to look for.
Chapter 4 Essential tools for fundamental analysis
Recognising danger signals and key ratios. Where to find solvency data in the report and accounts.
Chapter 5 Technical analysis
How to read the positive and negative signals messages.
Chapter 6 Point and figure charting
How to read the clear signals showing when to buy and when to sell.
Chapter 7 Building your portfolio
Asset allocation. Using short term speculative investment to boost your capital growth.
Chapter 8 How to find winners while limiting risk
Using a combination of fundamental and technical analysis.