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This is a book for those who want to investigate and
compare a range of investment options. The discussions include shares, cash based
investments and property. New material in the latest edition includes hybrid securities,
listed investment companies and hedge funds. An overview of choosing an investment advisor
and using the internet for investment execution is also included.
The purpose is to explain the structure and
usefulness of each of these investments. This allows the reader to develop a good
understanding of the financial instruments
and options that are available and how they might fit into the readers investment plans.
In addition to clear explanations of, for instance, futures and options, the book also
explains the specialist terminology used, and suggests some additional sources of
No area is covered in exhaustive depth. The task is
beyond the scope of the book. However the main areas of investment potential are discussed
in a comprehensive fashion. Having read the book, readers will be more comfortable in
exploring their particular areas of interest in further reading, or talking to brokers and
advisors from an informed perspective.
The book achieves what the title claims. It helps
readers to understand the range of investment opportunities and instruments that are
available from shares and warrants, to hybrid securities, investment wraps and hedge
funds. These are often daunting areas and this book provides a good clear summary of each
of these areas.
This is a recommended starting point for background
information before you visit a financial planner or consider a prospectus for a new float
or fund management invitation. Readers will find little information useful for
understanding how to trade the market.
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