Book Reviews

Shares made simple: A beginner’s guide to the stock market

230 pages, Paperback £12.80, Kindle £9.77 (Amazon) This is an updated introduction (in a Revised 2nd edition) to stock market investing, squarely aimed at beginners. It covers what shares are, how the stock market operates, company assessment, how to choose investments and to go about investing, as well as charting and takeovers. The book is clearly laid out and has some useful case studies, although the discussion on what makes for a successful investment is thin and there is less reference to the ...

The Dividend Investor: How to Maximise Your Income by Investing in Shares

298 pages, Paperback £17.99, Kindle £10.40 (Amazon) This is an introduction to building a stock market portfolio so as to produce a steady and rising income, by an experienced financial journalist and author. It's topical - whilst dividends are a key part of most investment strategies, their importance may increase if growth becomes harder to find in future. The first part of the book deals with dividend basics, including sources of investment information, followed by a section on analysing companies to find those ...
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