• Finance

      The Client-centred Financial Adviser

      The ultimate guide to building high-trust, high-profit relationships and a thriving practice 

      by John Dashfield

      State of mind is all important for a financial adviser because it is the core factor in building high-quality, client-centred relationships, something which is essential in today’s business environment. John Dashfield looks at the science behind state of mind and how understanding this leads to higher psychological functioning and increased wellbeing for the adviser.

    • Health & Personal Development
      July 2019

      Fear Money Purpose

      How to overcome your fears to find financial freedom and your true purpose

      by Nancy Youssef

      Small business owners and entrepreneurs often face big money fears. Whether it is the fear of not making money, of not knowing what to do with the money they make or the fear of being financially responsible for staff, the fear is real. In FEAR MONEY PURPOSE, Nancy Youssef shares her experienceand insights gained from helping hundreds of people take control of their financial destiny. By thinking outside of the bank, understanding all the finance options available and taking simple daily actions to help you keep your financial goals on track, you’ll find out what life is like beyond the money fears that can hold you back from achieving your true purpose. A multiple award-winning finance broker, inspiring mentor and energetic philanthropist determined to create lasting change, Nancy Youssef is the founder of Classic Finance and Classic Mentoring and Coaching. Recognised as a leader, innovator and expert, she is an ambassador for change both within the finance industry here in Australia and in some of the world’s most impoverished communities.

    • Health & Personal Development
      April 2019

      A Surfer's Guide to Property Investing

      How to achieve your financial goals and lead your best life through investing in property

      by Paul Glossop

      A Surfer's Guide to Property Investing is about how to achieve your financial goals and lead your best life through investing in property. Paul Glossop believes the mark of financial success isn’t about getting bigger, better, faster or more. To him, success is freedom – freedom to spend more time with his family, or giving back to his community, or just more time to go surfing. Paul initially studied architecture before transferring his focus to education. He started working as a teacher in one of the roughest, toughest schools in the UK. A series of fortunate events brought him back to Sydney where over 10 years investing in property, Paul amassed a portfolio which has been focused on capital growth, development opportunities and cash flow. The success of his portfolio gave Paul the financial freedom to take a calculated risk to walk away from a successful corporate career and start something that he was truly passionate about: helping his family and others change their lives through investing in property.

    • Health & Personal Development
      August 2019

      20 Must Ask Questions for Every Property Investor

      by Margaret Lomas

      Margaret Lomas is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected property experts, and the best-selling author of nine property investment books, with collective sales of approximately 200,000 copies. In this ‘must-read’ for property investors, she provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand information for property buyers searching for the right property. When looking to invest in property, if you start at Question One and work through to Question Twenty, you will be have done everything possible to minimise your risk of buying a lemon and maximised your chances of buying the right property for you. Along the way, Margaret shares indepth information on all aspects of property investing, as well as anecdotes and examples to illustrate the discussion.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      November 2015

      As Safe As Houses

      Cracking the Code to Profitable Property Investment

      by Silas J. Lees

      Are you considering retirement and wondering how you will afford it? Do you want to retire early or sack your boss? Maybe you have tried investing and it didn’t work out or you lost money. If these are your experiences, then this book is just what you are looking for. The unique formula that thousands of successful property investors are using to retire early and live the life others only dream about is revealed here. As Safe As Houses explains why your money is safer in property now more than ever and how to use property to become sustainably wealthy.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      May 2018

      The Complete Guide to Property Strategies

      by Angela Bryant

      The Complete Guide to Property Strategies is the 2nd book by Angela Bryant, who has been investing in property for over 20 years and built a portfolio of 100 properties valued at £15 million. This book is to help YOU succeed in property NOW. Make no mistake, there is much for landlords to be worried about today in the UK with legislation and tax changes and it is more important than ever to be on the alert: • Educate yourself about what is possible and what’s changing; • Learn a variety of strategies; • Adapt and survive! This guide will fast-track your success in property NOW. • Sourcing and Options • Rent-to-Rent • Buy-to-Let • Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) • And so much more Despite the government clamping down on buy-to-lets in recent years, property is still the best investment for many. This book is written for the courageous who seek the insights required to escape mediocrity and succeed in building wealth through property.

    • Personal finance

      The Naked Trader

      How Anyone Can Make Money Trading Shares

      by Robbie Burns

      Completely updated and expanded 3rd editionThe most entertaining book on the markets is back - and this time it's even more revealing. In this completely updated and expanded third edition, top trader Robbie Burns gives you the lowdown on the strategies you need to make money from the stock market without having to sit at a screen for every second of the day. Robbie quit the rat race more than ten years ago, and believes you can do it too.The first two editions of The Naked Trader flew off the shelves as the glowing reviews from readers mounted up. This brand-new third edition contains even more essential content than before: more vital tips, more key facts, more ideas, more insights, more real-life tales and an awful lot more toast. Not to mention twice the number of secret trading strategies: 20 proven techniques that you can use to make money from the markets.Trading shares, eating toast, making moneyRobbie, aka the Naked Trader, is your expert and highly entertaining guide to the often baffling world of the stock market. In between cups of tea, rounds of toast and watching "Cash in the Attic", he describes the straightforward techniques that have enabled him to succeed in the markets, escape the rat race and ensure he never has to wear a tie again.This book tells you all you need to know to become a successful investor. From how to find good shares in the first place, ensuring you don't buy a complete stinker, to getting your timing right, minimising your losses and learning how to let your profits run. And for the first time, find out how Robbie even made money and protected himself during market meltdowns and how you too can defend your trading when the market throws a wobbly. He also happily reveals his mistakes too.If you're a complete beginner you can start here. And if you're currently trading but want to learn some new ideas, get reading now! The Naked Trader is packed with practical and easy-to-follow advice, with none of the incomprehensible jargon found in so many other books. Robbie hates jargon and writes in plain English! Whether you just want to make a few quid on the side while you're at work or eventually you want to go on to make money from the markets full-time and quit work like Robbie, this book is all you need to get started.So grab some tea, toast and relax - and start trading the naked way.

    • Finance
      May 2012

      Sterling Fixed Income for the Private Investor

      by Mark Glowrey

      Fixed Income for the Private Investor aims to fill the knowledge gap for sterling-base investors and their advisors. Whilst investors in the equity markets can rely on numerous resources to select stocks and build portfolios, there is little information available for those who wish to buy bonds. The book takes the reader through the key features of gilts and sterling corporate bonds and offers a practical guide to putting money to work in this important and profitable asset class.

    • Personal finance

      Small Companies, Big Profits

      How to Make Money Investing in Small Companies

      by Rodney Hobson

      Small is beautiful - if you have an eye for an opportunity.While most big fund managers and private investors seek the apparent safety of the largest stocks, the best investment ideas can be found among nearly 2,000 smaller companies whose shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange.This guide opens up a whole new world to investors, a world of solid companies that have found a profitable niche, ambitious start-ups with enormous growth potential and attractive takeover targets.However, the risks match the rewards and the unwary investors need to learn how to spot the pitfalls and which companies are small because they do not deserve to grow.The book is packed full of case studies demonstrating the successes, failures and potential of small companies. Each succinctly presents the lessons to be learnt from their experience.All investors looking to widen their portfolios will welcome this highly informative book covering an area of the stock market that is too often neglected by pundits, investors and the press.

    • Personal finance

      Bets and the City

      Sally Nicholl's Spread Betting Diary.

      by Sally Nicoll

      "Markets. They go up. They go down. How difficult can it be?"Sally Nicoll begins her spread betting journey with magnificently misplaced optimism. Join her on this rollercoaster ride to hardened pessimist - and wised-up realist.Funny, frank, factualShould we be afraid that in the digital era, anyone with a broadband connection and a few hundred pounds can gatecrash the elite world of City traders - even if, like Sally Nicoll, they are numerically dyslexic?Sally is looking for a source of extra cash to fund a sabbatical while she writes a novel, and decides spread betting is the answer. She tries to open an account with Finspreads - "their web site has the best colour scheme" - only to discover she's been credit blacklisted. Instead of being thankful for divine intervention, she complains to the marketing department and is hired to write an online trading blog.Bets and the City is based on Sally's enormously popular column for Finspreads. In between the funny bits, there's some really useful information:- Never take a holiday in Cornwall when you're speculating on sterling against the dollar- Why you should resist the temptation to be kind to your mother- Sensible advice from the man who lost $10 million in a single trading session- Why women make better traders than men- The simple trade that enables you to turn your computer into a cash registerSally's romp through the City, combined with her anecdotes of hanging out in celebrity-studded Primrose Hill, will appeal to investors, gamblers, and anyone who enjoys playing with money. And prepare to be entertained by Sally's spread betting accomplice, a Jack Russell called Dow Jones...

    • Personal finance

      7 Winning Strategies for Trading Forex

      Real and Actionable Techniques for Profiting from the Currency Markets

      by Grace Cheng

      Many traders go around searching for that one perfect trading strategy that works all the time in the global FOREX (foreign exchange/currency) market. Frequently, they will complain that a strategy doesn't work. Few people understand that successful trading of the FOREX market entails the application of the right strategy for the right market condition.7 Winning Strategies For Trading Forex covers:- Why people should be paying attention to the FOREX market, which is the world's largest and most liquid financial market- How understanding the structure of this market can be beneficial to the independent trader- How to overcome the odds and become a successful trader- How you can select high-probability trades with good entries and exits.Grace Cheng highlights seven trading strategies, each of which is to be applied in a unique way and is designed for differing market conditions. She shows how traders can use the various market conditions to their advantage by tailoring the strategy to suit each one.This revealing book also sheds light on how the FOREX market works, how you can incorporate sentiment analysis into your trading, and how trading in the direction of institutional activity can give you a competitive edge in the trading arena.This invaluable book is ideal for new and current traders wanting to improve their trading performance.Filled with practical advice, this book is a must-read for traders who want to know exactly how they can make money in the FOREX market.

    • Personal finance

      Spread Betting the Forex Markets

      An Expert Guide to Spread Betting the Foreign Exchange Markets

      by David Jones

      If you were to make a list of financial topics that have grabbed the interest of the wider public over recent years then spread betting and foreign exchange trading would surely be near the top. These have both been around for decades, but developments in technology and financial markets in the past five to ten years have made them extremely hot topics right now.This book starts by covering the basics of spread betting and explains why it has become such a popular method for trading a whole host of markets. Next the forex markets are explained - cutting through the jargon to help you understand how they work, what makes currency prices move second by second, 24 hours a day, and how you can trade forex using spread betting.Finally, some trading strategies are examined - approaches that you can put into practise straightaway using spread betting, and at a level of risk that suits your own particular circumstances.If you are looking to trade forex then this book provides an expert introduction - helping you to succeed by avoiding the most common pitfalls of this highly volatile but fascinating market.

    • Personal finance

      Business Models

      Investing in Companies and Sectors With Strong Competitive Advantage

      by David Watson

      DifferentBusiness Models is different from other investment books because it breaks new ground. It deploys 129 business models to empower an outside investor to analyse the internal competitive advantage of companies and sectors.Competitive advantageStrong competitive advantage is only achieved by having low costs and/or doing something different from the competition. This must add value to the customer, who then pays a premium price. He is glued to the company, which will earn dependable revenue streams and be in the profit zone.Key features- 64 company business models are scored for competitive advantage. They include moats, recurring revenues, product differentiation, bolt-on acquisitions and bargaining power.- 65 sector business models are scored for competitive advantage. They include recession resistance, must-have products, sticky customers, toll bridges and megatrends.- The economic cycle is the ultimate arbiter of investment success or failure.- Other important tools are growth at a reasonable price, technical analysis, scuttlebutting, accounting for growth and investment axioms.ConclusionBusiness Models unearths the best companies to outperform in a bull or bear market, giving investors a real advantage. They can correctly evaluate a company or sector in 15 minutes and emulate Warren Buffett, who uses business models to invest in companies with strong competitive advantage.

    • Personal finance

      The New Spend Less Revolution

      365 Tips for a Better Quality of Life While Actually Spending Less

      by Rebecca Ash

      A year's worth of money-saving, life-improving tips!This book is about how you can live on less, spend less, and yet be far richer and happier for it. That is not to say that this is a book about going without, living the life of an ascetic monk or never succumbing to the desire to buy a Paul Smith shirt or a plasma TV. In fact, this book is about how you can actually have and enjoy more in your life than you have today while dramatically reducing the financial expenditure it takes to achieve it. By spending less you really can have more.Right now you may be feeling weighed down by the endless expenses and financial worries that can dominate our lives. We enjoy a larger abundance of material goods and wealth than we have ever had before. Yet worrying about money is still the single biggest causes of stress - a condition that affects over a million people in the UK and accounts for 1 in 4 visits to a doctor's surgery.The good news, however, is that you can choose to resist the imperative to grow richer and richer, heavier and heavier, yet increasingly hassled and dissatisfied. You do not have to succumb to the pressure to forever earn more, spend more and pay more for everything. You can substitute the clutter of excessive possessions and expenses with a new and elegant simplicity that allows you to appreciate the power of less.By taking on a new attitude to money and possessions, you can go from feeling as if you are leaking money every time you leave the house to feeling immensely wealthy, from feeling unsure about whether you can make ends meet to having the pleasure of always having spare money and savings in the bank.In some ways this is calling for only a small shift in the way you live, yet it is a small shift that can have an enormous impact on your life. Most of the 365 tips in this book can help save you the odd ?ú20, ?ú50 or ?ú200 a year. Some could help make you ?ú50,000 richer right away. Others could serve as a complete breakthrough in helping you rethink, reorder or re-prioritise your life.Join the spend less revolution!

    • Personal finance

      The Richest of the Rich

      The Wealthiest 250 People in Britain Since 1066

      by Philip Beresford

      A comprehensive study of Britain's 250 richest people in history, from the time of William the Conqueror to the present.In this book, Philip Beresford, the author of The Sunday Times annual 'Rich List' and history expert William D. Rubinstein, have turned their attention to the wealthiest individuals in British history, revealing how they made their fortunes, the role played by luck, contacts and violence, and how successful they were in hanging on to their gains.People like:- William of Warenne, the Earl of Surrey in the 1050s, who if he were alive today would be worth nearly ?ú74bn - over three times richer than Britain's current richest man (steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal).- Archbishop Thomas Beckett, who took 250 servants with him on a visit to Paris in 1158, and was worth over ?ú24bn. Not that his fortune was much use when he was murdered in his own cathedral on the orders of Henry II.- Robert Spencer, forebear of Princess Diana, who made a fortune in the wool trade, owned vast tracts of land in the colony of Virginia. and accumulated a fortune equivalent to ?ú19bn in today's money.- John Scott, a celebrated gambler whose skills and luck helped him to a ?ú500,000 (?ú3.1bn) fortune. "As rich as Scott" was a popular saying of eighteenth century society.The authors provide a fascinating account of personal wealth and influence, noting how, throughout history, the opportunities for aggrandising wealth have been changed by technology, demographics, taxation, politics and war. If you are interested in business, society and the shifting patterns of advantage then you will find this book absorbing, intriguing and insightful.

    • Personal finance

      Technical Analysis and Stock Market Profits

      by Richard Schabacker

      Richard W. Schabacker's great work, Technical Analysis and Stock Market Profits, is a worthy addition to any technical analyst's personal library or any market library. His "pioneering research" represents one of the finest works ever produced on technical analysis, and this book remains an example of the highest order of analytical quality and incisive trading wisdom.Originally devised as a practical course for investors, it is as alive, vital and instructional today as the day it was written. It paved the way for Robert Edwards and John Magee's best-selling Technical Analysis of Stock Trends - a debt which is acknowledged in their foreword: 'Part One is based in large part on the pioneer researches and writings of the late Richard Schabacker.'Schabacker presents technical analysis as a totally organized subject and comprehensively lays out the various important patterns, formations, trends, support and resistance areas, and associated supporting technical detail. He presents factors that can be confidently relied on, and gives equal attention to the blemishes and weaknesses that can upset the best of analytical forecasts: Factors which investors would do well to absorb and apply when undertaking the fascinating game of price, time and volume analysis.

    • Entrepreneurship

      The Maverick

      Dispatches from an Unrepentant Capitalist

      by Luke Johnson

      For eight years between 1998 and 2006, Luke Johnson wrote a regular column as 'The Maverick' in The Sunday Telegraph. His short, pithy essays tackled subjects ranging from rich lists to bankrupt companies, from high finance to investment techniques, from philanthropy to trophy wives, bringing a practitioner's eye to the commercial world and the people in it. The Maverick quickly developed a cult following among readers who wanted to understand the blunt truth about investment, entrepreneurs, business history, and corporate life.This book brings together 84 of the best articles, with updates, in a single volume. What makes them unique is that Luke Johnson is not just a first-class writer, he is also one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs. He made his name with PizzaExpress, has run and owned businesses in many different sectors, and now takes stakes in fast-growing businesses through his company, Risk Capital Partners. He is also Chairman of Channel 4. The diversity of his experience enables him to write with insight and perspective about the very serious matter of making and losing money.If you are in business, you will find The Maverick entertaining, informative and inspiring. If you are not in business, you will discover what makes business people tick, the hurdles they have to overcome to succeed, and the substantial benefits they bring to society.www.lukejohnson.org

    • Antiques & collectables

      The Handbook of Alternative Assets

      Making Money from Art, Rare Books, Coins and Banknotes, Forestry, Gold and Precious Metals, Stamps, Wine and Other Alternative Assets

      by Peter Temple

      How to invest money in secure, high-return assetsAlternative assets offer a proven means of diversifying your financial portfolio away from the volatility of the markets. In the past, investors have looked to property, hedge funds or private equity to accomplish this - but the safety and high returns they sought there have perished in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. As an antidote to this, experienced investment writer Peter Temple here introduces those tangible, and often portable, assets whose returns are impressive but whose value is not so subject to unsustainable bubbles or precipitous collapse.Including everything from fine wine and rare books to stamps, art and diamonds, these alternative assets can serve as a store of value in the good years as well as in troubled times. Often with restricted supply they offer real security of value. And, though their value is concentrated in capital growth, their liquidity is often impressive; and their aesthetic appeal enduring.A detailed overview of each sector is presented, including:- the size and shape of the market, and its key historical and modern trends- collecting areas and portfolio strategies for investors of all sizes- the degree of volatility or cyclicality in the market, as well as its liquidity- the long-term returns that can reasonably be expected based on the past- whether or not there are tax advantages available- how best to buy and sell, and through whom.The book also provides extensive directory resources for where to go for more information - and where to start investing - with each tangible investment area.This comprehensive and authoritative book shows investors and their advisors how they can use tangible assets as a means of diversifying a portfolio and securing wealth for the long term. It is an essential handbook for anyone interested in making rare, valuable and often beautiful possessions a part of their investment strategy.

    • Antiques & collectables

      101 Extraordinary Investments

      Curious, Unusual and Bizarre Ways to Make Money : A Handbook for the Adventurous Collector

      by Toby Walne

      '101 Extraordinary Investments' is a fascinating exploration of curious and unusual ways to make money. Inspired by the great adventurers of the Victorian era, who hunted for everything from orchids to shrunken heads, this book keeps the spirit alive with its own modern twist on collectables.A full range of subjects is covered, from superhero comics, toy robots and magic tricks to cigars, celebrity hair, feudal titles and pedigree pigs; plus a fresh look at classic alternatives such as wine, stamps, cigarette cards and books.We share these investment secrets for the very first time, along with other exciting discoveries for the modern fortune-hunter. Each topic is covered in a comprehensive and entertaining manner, providing subject insight as well as practical investment guidance including cash returns, contact information and essential trading tips.Investing need not be a bore, nor a gamble made by overpaid men in pinstriped suits. Join us and celebrate the derring-do spirit of adventure, as we share in 101 fun and fascinating money-making opportunities.

    • Personal finance

      Do You Need A Financial Advisor?

      How, where and when to seek professional guidance on money matters

      by Mark Nind

      While most financial advisers offer a valuable service to their clients, many people have stories about those who failed to understand their needs or were ignorant of useful products or important legislation. Yet blundering on without seeking the right advice can prove extremely costly. Mark Nind has worked in financial services for most of his working life and has seen the perils and pitfalls of investment planning from the points of view of the bank, the independent adviser and the customer. In this book he explains the financial adviser's role clearly and objectively and gives valuable tips about when you should seek advice about what to do with your money, where you should go for it and how you should use it.

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