‘Shares Made Simple’ – A quick review of the best starting point to the stock markets
Have you ever wanted to know more about shares and stock markets but have never been sure where to start? Back in my teens, I was curious and wanted to learn more about the financial markets and how they worked. Most books I picked up weren’t geared towards beginners and those that tried to claim they were, still required some amount of knowledge into things like assets, liabilities, balance sheets and more.
I found it rather frustrating, as I’m sure many others in my position have. That was until I came across an excellent book called ‘Shares Made Simple: A beginner’s guide to the stock market’ by Rodney Hobson. At first I was skeptical due to other books claiming to be beginner’s guides, but after a quick flick through in the book store, I decided to give it a chance and proceeded to purchase it.
This purchase turned out to be one of the best books I could have bought to build up my starting knowledge on shares and everything I needed to know in between. Rodney Hobson is a well experienced journalist who really does make this guide to shares, simple.
This book lays out a logical path needed to understand shares and stock market investments. It really breaks down each individual section into easy to learn terms that is suited any level of learning into this fascinating area.
The book starts by explaining what shares are, how they are created and what is in it for you if you decide to invest. Next it moves on to the stock market and explains how shares are traded. Afterwards it explains companies, how to research which company is best for your needs and how to read their financials. Lastly it dives into investing and starting out before ending with the very exciting topic of takeovers.
If you want to learn how to buy and sell shares, this book is for you. If you want to know where to get further advice and keep well-informed and up to date on your investments, this book is for you. If you’ve been searching for a simple and easy guide to understand this sometimes very complicated world.. You’ve guessed it, this book is for you.
I have recommended this book to many of my friends and colleagues and they have agreed just as much as myself that this is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in making shares simple.
If you are interested and want to give this book a read for yourself, you can find it HERE on Amazon.
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