Beginner Guide To Investing
The world of finance can seem very confusing to the layperson. For anyone interested in investing but not sure where to start, a beginner guide to investing is very helpful, if not essential. There are several books on the market that make this world more accessible and a novice can feel safe in following the guidelines.
Learn to Earn: A Beginner’s Guide to the Basics of Investing by Peter Lynch and John Rothchild is available as a hardback book or an audio CD. It is written for a readership of high school age or above and teaches how to spot investment opportunities and the workings of the stock market. After reading this book, you will be able to read a Stock Table and an Annual Company Report.
10 Steps to Financial Success: A Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing is by W. Patrick Naylor. The author outlines a savings and investment program with a view to securing finance for a long term future. You will learn how to fit a budget and income to the program and how to put money aside for an emergency fund. This is an excellent beginner guide to investing and takes you through the strategy of using Mutual Funds, Individual Growth Stocks and Dividend Reinvestment Programs. The book will enable you to work on your own or through a broker.
The First Book of Investing: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Wealth Safely by Samuel Case looks at every aspect of investing and is particularly suitable for people with no experience whatsoever. The step-by-step guidelines show how to start with only $50 to invest and the basics are explained for Stocks, Bonds, Real Estate and Mutual Funds. The book also contains a chapter on Socially Responsible Investing.
Money and How to Make More of It: A beginner’s Guide to Investments and Savings is by Adam Shaw and Lorraine Chase. The authors discuss, in plain language, all there is to know about Stocks and Shares, Bonds and Bears and how to choose the right product for your circumstances.
The Small Investor Goes to Market: A Beginner’s Guide to Picking Stocks by Jim Gard is another suitable book as a beginner guide to investing for the complete novice. The author gives advice on understanding the stock market, working with a broker, investing through internet sites, and finding good long term schemes as opposed to flash in the pan trends.
Stocks and shares are not the only option for investing money. Many people find a lucrative source of income in real estate. There are many pitfalls however and a good beginner guide to investing in property is recommended. The Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing by Gary W. Eldred offers advice on the property world, with examples of actual stories and real investors’ experiences. There are sections on getting finance, foreclosures and arranging cash flow. The book also teaches how to add value to a property and how to spot potential opportunities for profit. There is also information on managing the rental sector.