Trading Techniques

Business Perspective Investing – Why Financial Numbers Are Not Important When Picking Shares

Roger Lawson, is an active private investor who has made important contributions to the cause of private investment through his involvement with both UKSA and ShareSoc.  He is also pugnacious, stubbornly pursuing a good number of important campaigns over the years, including on the disenfranchisement of investors in nominee accounts and on the failures at RBOS, Lloyds Bank and others.  He writes interesting and topical blogs (https://roliscon.blog*) on investment matters and is himself a successful investor. All this means that he ...

Business Perspective Investing – Why Financial Numbers Are Not Important When Picking Shares

153 pages. Paperback £13.25, Kindle £9.95. Roger Lawson has recently published a new book, Business Perspective Investing - Why Financial Numbers Are Not Important When Picking Shares. In it, he argues that financial ratios are not the most important thing to look at when selecting shares for investment.  More information on the book is available at https://www.roliscon.com/business-perspective-investing.html There are some principles explained in that book that helped Roger to avoid investing in Burford, in Quindell, in Carillion, in Silverdell and many other businesses with dubious ...

The UK Trader’s Bible: The Complete Guide to Trading the UK Stock Market

368 pages, Paperback £29.95, Kindle 17.54 (Amazon) This book gives you a lot of detailed technical information about how the UK stock markets operate, so the title might be somewhat misleading because it’s also a very good education for those who invest in the medium to long-term. Published in 2005 (and possibly due for an update therefore although little seems to have changed since), it does also cover short-term trading strategies and techniques. Even long-term investors might wish to learn what they might ...

The Art of Execution: How the world’s best investors get it wrong and still make millions.

208 pages. Amazon paperback £14.34, Kindle £9.09. I am an avid reader of newsletters and the national press on investment matters and noticed a couple of writers recently mentioned very positively the book “The Art of Execution” by Lee Freeman-Shor. I have now read it myself and it’s definitely a book every stock market investor should read. Here’s why: There are thousands of books available on investment, aimed at both neophyte and experienced investors. They tend to fall into two main groups: those ...