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The DIY Investor By Andy Bell

The DIY Investor
by Andy Bell

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Fully revised and updated second edition of the bestselling guide to taking control of your investments
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The DIY Investor Summary

The DIY Investor: How to Take Control of Your Investments and Plan for a Financially Secure Future by Andy Bell

FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED SECOND EDITIONSeasoned investor Andy Bell shows you how to plan your financial future in this updated edition of his bestselling guide to do-it-yourself investing.This book will show you how to build an investment portfolio using a range of low-cost, tax-efficient strategies. With expert guidance and industry insights suitable for both first-time investors and those who are more experienced, The DIY Investor will teach you the skills and strategies required to take control of your investments.

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The DIY Investor Reviews

"Provides you with the knowledge to enter the personal finance maze with confidence and come out of it a richer person." --Jeff Prestridge, Personal Finance Editor, The Mail on Sunday. "Provides readers with valuable lessons in constructing a portfolio, investing in a tax-efficient manner, focusing on low-cost investments and executing deals, all without having to pay for professional help." --Holly Cook, Morningstar. "Bell has produced an incredibly useful volume from which anyone from beginner to experienced investor can learn." --Mindful Money. "Andy Bell is a DIY investment pioneer ... If you are thinking of starting out on the road to DIY investing, or are already part-way along the road, I can heartily recommend this book." --John Edwards, author of DIY Simple Investing. "Bell's book is admirably clear ... providing clear explanations and detail on the route you must take to ensure you do not fall into too many traps" --Stephen Spurdon, Money Market. "A great new edition of this valuable guide for private investors" --Neil Woodford CBE. "The DIY Investor is an excellent book for anyone looking to take to control of their financial future...All in all buying this book should be a no brainer for those who want to nail down plans to go on a self investment journey". --Richard Gill, Master Investor magazine

About Andy Bell

Born in Liverpool in 1966, Andy Bell was educated at Rainford High School and then went onto study at Nottingham University. He graduated with a first-class degree in Mathematics in 1987 and subsequently joined a large insurance company as a trainee actuary. Somewhat disillusioned with the financial services industry, Andy took a sabbatical in 1990, which lasted for three years on and off, to coach football and tennis (of a fashion) in America, followed by an extended period of travel and growing up. When Andy returned to the UK, he resurrected his actuarial career and qualified as Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1993, while working at a small actuarial consultancy. AJ Bell was established in 1995 by Andy Bell and Nicholas Littlefair in a 149 square-foot office, funded by 10,000 of personal loans. It has since grown into one of the largest investment platforms in the UK, with over 20bn of assets under administration. AJ Bell has offices in Manchester, Tunbridge Wells and London, employing approximately 500 staff. It looks after a wide variety of retail clients, many of them DIY investors. AJ Bell ( offers investment solutions to DIY investors as well as clients of financial advisers and other financial services companies. Its award-winning DIY investment platform is called AJ Bell Youinvest (, formerly known as Sippdeal. AJ Bell also owns the popular Shares magazine ( and specialist investment information websites MoneyAM (, StockMarketWire (, Broker Forecasts (, Director Holdings ( and DIYinvestor ( Andy was ninth in Management Today's 2010 Britain's top 100 entreprenuers and AJ Bell is one of only a handful of companies ever to appear in the Sunday Times Profit Track and Fast Track (top 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profits and revenues respectively) in the same year - 2010. Both Andy and the company have won numerous other business and industry awards. Andy lives in Lancashire with his wife Tracey, their four children, a dog and an ever-growing menagerie of farmyard animals. His interests are skiing, playing 5-a-side football, flying helicopters, boxing (training, not fighting) and watching Everton and St Helens RLFC. Andy set up his own charitable trust in 2011 and has a number of other charitable and business interests.

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The DIY Investor: How to Take Control of Your Investments and Plan for a Financially Secure Future by Andy Bell
Andy Bell
Used - Very Good
Harriman House Publishing
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