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The New Investor Toolbox By Alexander Hoar

The New Investor Toolbox
by Alexander Hoar

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"The Investors Toolbox "gives retail investors access to strategies used by city professionals to successfully protect and grow their wealth.
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The New Investor Toolbox: Tools and Techniques to Manage Your Investments by Alexander Hoar

As a private investor, mistimed or misplaced usage of financial instruments, or reliance on just a couple of financial tools can mean that you're not equipped to cope with the bear as well as the bull markets. The professionals use a whole range of financial instruments to tune their portfolios to the markets. There is no reason why private investors can't do the same. This book helps you to use these tools to tailor your portfolio, by identifying your risk and vulnerabilities and knowing where to go from there. The emphasis of the book is on equipping the investor with enough knowledge of the different tools at your disposal to be able to use the right ones at the right time to minimize losses and maximise gains.

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About Alexander Hoar

"Alexander Hoar "has over 12 years experience working in the city, specialising in the LIFFE and London Traded Options markets. "Henry Harrington "has had a distinguished career as a financial journalist writing on capital markets, banking and investment management for some of the worlds best known publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Economist.

Table of Contents

Introduction *What the book is going to achieve *Why it is important to have a New Financial Toolbox *The future and potential dangers of investing in the new century Chapter 1 - The Foundations ~ The Secrets - Of Successful Trading *Common sense *Risk/Reward combined with probabilities *Understand what you're doing, how you will achieve it and then doing it Chapter 2 - Risk Control - Why It Pays To Lose Less *Understanding Risk & Reward *The Risk/Reward ratio - Where do you want to be located *The hidden damage of losses *Treat your trading like a business *Is losing is OK? *Risk is ultimately more important than reward *How do the professionals play the risk/reward ratio *Start with your risk and then reward *How to correctly set up a trade *When are tips good - Be humble and realistic Chapter 3 - Simple & Effective Charting Analysis - Keep It Simple, Keep It Quick *The use of computers *What you don't know can't harm you *The best charting is the simple kind *A closer look at charts - What types are best *Look across different timeframes *Flowing markets *Trading ranges *Support/resistance levels and how to use them *10 second chart analsisy *Technical indicators - Good or bad *Context - It's all important *Using charts as a safeguard - Back to risk *Use charts to quickly understand any market or stock *Sector relationships using charts *Use charts to define probabilities and risk/reward calculations *Cost effective ways to simply and effectively chart the stock market Chapter 4 - Stop Losses - Critical, Critical, Critical *What is a stop loss *How does a stop work *Why use stops - It's important to know your loss *Keeping risk constant letting risk vary - Trade like the professionals *Types of stop loss orders *Use them to protect profits *Problems with using stop losses *Brokers and stop loss orders *Golden rules to use when setting stop losses *Where should stop losses be placed *Stop losses and the risk/reward ratio - Now you've got something very powerful Chapter 5 - Short Selling - Great Flexibility *What is short selling *How is short selling handled in today's markets *Short selling gets a bad name *Is it that dangerous in today's markets *Short selling - adding more flexibility to your toolbox *Simple and effective rules for successful short selling Chapter 6 - CFDs - Yet more Flexibility *What are CFDs *Why were they developed *How they work *Advantages & disadvantages *Shorting stock - A new addition to your toolbox *Pairs trading - What is it *How to trade pairs Chapter 7 - Traded Options - Total Flexibility *What are options *Why were they developed *Who uses options *Option terminology *How are options priced *Volatility - What nobody really speaks about *What option strikes to buy/sell *What months to buy/sell *How to use option volatility *Buying options - Pros & cons *Selling options short - Pros & cons *Option strategies - The best way forward *Speculation and options *Hedging and options - You insure your car and house, why not your portfolio *Income enhancement and options *Advantages and disadvantages of using options *Good rules for successful trading of options Chapter 8 - How To Effectively Build Options Into Your Portfolio *Why do you want to use options? To make money is not a good enough answer! *Watch those spreads - How to get inside the bid/offer *Play the game on your terms - Not the market makers or the brokers *When best to buy options *When best to sell options *Using options for income enhancement *How to buy stock at less than today's price using options *Guaranteed 'free' stop losses using options *Spike trading on stocks using options *More option strategies Chapter 9 - Futures - Only For The Dedicated *What are futures *Why were they developed *How they work *Using futures within your portfolio *Simple rules to keep you out of trouble Chapter 10 - Spread Betting - Tax Free Has It's Advantages *Tax free, yes - Advantage, maybe? *Why where they developed *How do they work *Why Spread betting should be part of your financial toolbox *When you should use spread bets *When you should not use them *Simple rules to keep you out of trouble Chapter 11 - Sector Funds - ETFs The New Stockmarket Trading Vehicles? *How sector relationships can help your trading *It's all about momentum *What are ETFs *Why they were developed *What ETFs are traded *How to buy and sell ETFs *Future trading with ETFs - Time to get clever Chapter 12 - Hedge Funds - Do They Really Hedge? *What are they *Why were they developed *Should you invest in them *How to find a good Hedge Fund *On balance small funds are better Chapter 13 - Foreign Shares - Don't Overlook Them - Returns Are Returns *This is a global market *Dollars, aA A--uros, it's all profit *This is where charts are so useful *Information is plentiful *How to trade Foreign shares Chapter 14 - Information - There's Too Much - You've Got To Sort It *The information age is truly upon us *Too much information dilutes its use *Where to find the best information *Working the web *Don't overload *Again, what you don't know often can't hurt you *Brokers reports - The tooth fairy visits *What recent history has taught us about market commentators *Use information as a contrary indicator Chapter 15 - Future Market Scenarios - Can Your Investments Handle The Uncertain Future? *What can go wrong - There's almost too much *The damage that disasters can have on your portfolio *How to combat this problem *What if nothing happens? - It's a win-win *Preparing for the worst Chapter 16 - Conclusions Glossary *As long as is necessary - At InvestorProfit we've got over 4000 financial words and phrases we can use.

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The New Investor Toolbox: Tools and Techniques to Manage Your Investments by Alexander Hoar
Alexander Hoar
Financial Times Series
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Pearson Education Limited
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