by N E Renton AM
This book is intended for the many people who already know the basics of investing in shares and property, but who want to broaden their knowledge of this important subject. In forty chapters and seven appendices the book discusses many practical aspects not normally dealt with in other books on investment matters.
The topics covered include how to easily calculate the returns on a share portfolio using an Excel spreadsheet, how to get more out of reading a listed company's annual report, how to react to a takeover offer and how to find out more about a company by participating in its annual general meeting.
Other assorted subjects dealt with include income tax deductions for investors in property, family trusts, margin loans, capital gains tax, avoiding dud stocks and coping with bad tenants.
Some ethical issues are analysed in detail and a number of confusing investment jargon terms are explained. There are also two illustrative case studies of companies which failed, causing their investors to lose large amounts of money.
Everyone from novice "mum and dad" investors to experienced old hands, and from students to retired persons, will find many things of interest.
This book complements the author's well-known and popular UNDERSTANDING THE STOCK EXCHANGE, UNDERSTANDING INVESTMENT PROPERTY and DICTIONARY OF STOCK EXCHANGE AND INVESTMENT TERMS.
From the Foreword by Professor Bob Officer:
There are few who bother to put "pen to paper" who have had such a broad and insightful career in finance as Nick Renton. He continues to be interesting and to excite interest in others with his perspective on many of the current issues in finance that occupy our minds. This collection of "essays" on investing in shares and property is no exception, and both professionals and those who simply want a better understanding of investing to look after their own portfolios will benefit from this easy-to-read and often insightful book.
CONTENTS Foreword Preface Chapter 01 A Short Cut to Reading Financial Statements Chapter 02 Valuing Shares like a Professional Analyst Chapter 03 Comparing Stocks in a Sector Chapter 04 Avoiding Dud Stocks Chapter 05 Telltale Signs to Sell a Stock Chapter 06 Cycles Chapter 07 Takeovers Chapter 08 Long Term Investments Chapter 09 Inflation and Investors Chapter 10 Portfolio Performance Chapter 11 Growth versus Value Investing Chapter 12 The Return on Assets - and Other Ratios Chapter 13 The PE Ratio of the Overall Market Chapter 14 What is the PEG Ratio? Chapter 15 Dividends Chapter 16 Returns from Investment Property Chapter 17 How Share Investors can reduce their Tax Bills Chapter 18 Tax Concessions on Property Chapter 19 Capital Gains Tax leaves Investors bewildered Chapter 20 Family Trusts Chapter 21 Investors should never Panic Chapter 22 The Superannuation Dilemma Chapter 23 The RBA should let Market Forces decide Interest Rates Chapter 24 Margin Loans Chapter 25 Instalment Warrants Chapter 26 Dividend Reinvestment Plans Chapter 27 The Fincorp Disaster Chapter 28 Pyramid: What might have been Chapter 29 Shareholder Meetings: Basics Chapter 30 Shareholder Meetings: Oppressive Conduct Chapter 31 Shareholder Meetings: Other Aspects Chapter 32 Coping with Jargon Chapter 33 CORPORATE DONATIONS Chapter 34 Some Ethical Issues Chapter 35 The First Home Owner Grant Scheme Chapter 36 Bad Tenants Chapter 37 Managed Funds Chapter 38 Points to ponder when making a Will Chapter 39 The Financial Services Reform Act 2001 Chapter 40 Miscellaneous Chapter 41 Many Companies are Cheating their Loyal Shareholders Chapter 42 Executive Remuneration Packages Appendix A THE EFFECT OF INFLATION Appendix B THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX Appendix C AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS Appendix D WILLS AND TRUSTS COMPARED AND CONTRASTED Appendix E ASX MARKET STATISTICS Appendix F USEFUL INTERNET LINKS Appendix G FURTHER INFORMATION Glossary Tailpiece Index
332 pages 9781921496073 RRP $A36.99
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