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Taming the Money Sharks: 8 Super-Easy Stock Investment Maxims

Book Description

Easy-to-follow guidelines from a pro for simplifying your investments, protecting yourself from the investment sharks and achieving financial freedom

Drawing on his years as an investor for leading banks in the U.S. and Asia, Philip Cheng delivers down-to-earth strategies guaranteed to make you "shark-proof" while you optimize investment returns. Statistics show that only 20% of small investors ever come close to achieving their investment goals. The other 80% get eaten alive by "investment sharks"—investment advisors, fund managers and other hucksters out to line their pockets with your hard-earned cash. Motivated by a sense of fair play, Cheng resolved to write an investor's survival guide in which he'd share everything he's learned in his years as a successful professional investor. The result is Taming the Money Sharks. The easy-to-follow guidelines you'll find in this book will help you navigate the shark-infested waters of the investment world, all the way to the financial freedom you dream of and deserve.

  • A must-have survival guide for novice investors, and a source of fresh thinking and innovative strategies for experienced investors

  • Features many illustrations, summaries, charts, real-world examples along with other powerful tools to help you avoid common mistakes and win at the investment game

  • Lays out 8 proven strategies for investing systematically and surviving and thriving in the shark-infested waters of the stock market

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Preface
  8. Author’s Disclaimer
  9. Chapter 1: Stop the Bleeding
    1. A. Chasing a Hot Stock
    2. B. Chasing a Hot Trend
    3. C. Maxim No. 1: Don’t Rush into Buying, and Avoid Further Bleeding
  10. Chapter 2: Select an Industry to Increase Probability of Profitable Investments
    1. A. Basic Knowledge
    2. B. Choosing an Industry to Invest In
    3. C. Industry Characteristics
    4. D. Maxim No. 2: Profit from One Chosen Industry or a Selected Few Industries
  11. Chapter 3: Wise Use of Information Resources
    1. A. Listen to a Friend or Relative
    2. B. Listen to a Stock Guru
    3. C. Listen to a Stock Analyst
    4. D. Listen to an Investment Advisor
    5. E. Listen to a Large Investor (Possible Shark)
    6. F. Maxim No. 3: Reference External Inputs but Stay Focused
  12. Chapter 4: Decide on Company Values and Buy–Sell Prices
    1. A. Relevant Company Historical Facts
    2. B. Most Basic Financials
    3. C. Five Key Indicators
    4. D. Don’t Be Blind to a Company’s Personality
    5. E. Deciding on Buy–Sell Prices
    6. F. Maxim No. 4: Trust but Verify
  13. Chapter 5: Simple and Effective Portfolio Strategies
    1. A. Portfolio Planning Guidelines
    2. B. Core versus Satellite Portfolio
    3. C. Portfolio Risk Management
    4. D. Maxim No. 5: Manage and Accept Portfolio Risks
  14. Chapter 6: Capitalize on Policy Directions
    1. A. Are Policies Fair?
    2. B. Policy Directions
    3. C. Maxim No. 6: Profit from Policies and Trends
  15. Chapter 7: Loving an Investment or Loving to Make Money
    1. A. Is “Love” Forever?
    2. B. All-or-Nothing Thinking
    3. C. Love a Person? Invest for Love?
    4. D. Maxim No. 7: Emotions and Investment Don’t Mix
  16. Chapter 8: Fully Enjoy Your Profits from Stocks
    1. A. Manage Your Investment Lifestyle and Health Simultaneously
    2. B. Swap Poor Health for Big Money
    3. C. Investment Emotions That Are Detrimental to Our Health
    4. D. Investment Flowchart
    5. E. Maxim No. 8: Maintain Health and Wealth
  17. Appendix A: Basic Technical Analysis
  18. Appendix B: Deciding on Buy Prices
  19. Appendix C: Deciding on Sell Prices
  20. Appendix D: Strategy for Investing in High-Dividend (HD) Stocks
  21. About the Author
  22. Index