The price-earnings ratio, or P/E, is the most commonly quoted investment statistic, but have you ever considered what it actually means? For most people it's a shorthand way of deciding how highly the market regards a company, with investors prepared to overpay for earnings from a high-P/E 'glamour' stock as opposed to a low-P/E 'value' stock. However, academics have known since 1960 that the opposite is true: value stocks outperform glamour stocks consistently over decades.
A company with a low P/E may have been marked down for no readily apparent reason and thus could represent an attractive value investment for those with the patience to wait while the market re-values it. However, the P/E is a backward-looking measure and just because the company earned Â£1 per share last year it doesn't necessarily mean it will earn anything like that in the foreseeable future. Or, a low P/E can mean a company is deservedly cheap because it is in financial difficulty – in this case the company is likely to become cheaper yet or even go into administration.
This book is a practical guide to how you can adjust and improve the price-earnings ratio and use it, alongside other financial ratios, to run against the crowd and boost your stock returns.
The Sterling Bonds and Fixed Income Handbook aims to fill the knowledge gap for sterling-base investors and their advisors. Whilst investors in the equity markets can rely on numerous resources to select stocks and build portfolios, there is little information available for those who wish to buy bonds. This book takes the reader through the key features of gilts and sterling corporate bonds and offers a practical guide to putting money to work in this important and profitable asset class.
This book discusses the key areas that every stock market investor should consider. Starting with the reason for buying shares in the first place it then goes on to consider a host of essential topics, including: ratios, dividends, diversification, directors' deals, technical analysis, ETFs, commodities, dealing techniques and much more. Cotter On Investing is your straightforward guide to the not always straightforward world of stock market investment.
The markets can be a dangerous place and the risk involved can put people off the whole concept of stock investing. It shouldn't. Successful investors are those who manage risk and use mechanisms that reduce it to a level they are comfortable with. The stock market is potentially extremely rewarding in financial terms, but when the investor takes control of his or her own money it can also be fun, interesting and immensely satisfying.
Throughout the book the author gives his own opinions not only on the different investment vehicles you can use but also on the ways in which you can improve your performance as a self-directed investor. With nearly 40 years of stock market experience, John Cotter is the ideal guide to help you make your investment decisions. Slicing through the jargon and with a solid, 'keep it simple' approach, this book is the ideal companion for anyone building and running their own share portfolio.
Latin America is much more than football and beaches. A continent of 600 million people enjoying a period of strong economic growth is now attracting worldwide attention for its amazing opportunities. But are UK small businesses making the most of these opportunities? If not, what is stopping them? Gabriela Castro-Fontoura, a native Latin America with wide experience in the UK, shares in a simple and friendly manner, what every UK SME needs to know about doing business with Latin America – the geography and the people of a fascinating continent; the exciting range of opportunities, as well as honestly exposing the barriers and how to handle them. From business etiquette to import barriers, from currency issues to multilingual ecommerce, Gabriela explores the wealth of information out there, interviewing key business owners and experts, and translating this into a thoroughly researched yet very user-friendly book, with British efficiency and Latin American charm! A small business owner herself, Gabriela knows how to talk to her audience – and inspire them to a journey full of possibilities.
The MEJT System is a methodology for trading the S&P 500 Index – it uses the principle that market action at certain times of the day sets a pattern for future price action. The approach was developed by Jeffrey Tennant in 2002 and since that time he has employed it to enhance his market analysis and improve the success of his day trading. In this concise book the essentials of the method are outlined so that you can utilise it to complement your analysis.
Jeffrey Tennant explains what the MEJT System can and cannot do, describes the rules of the system, shows how to system on a day-to-day basis with a series of worked examples, and provides a backtest from a random historical week to show how the approach would have worked in the past.
If you day trade the S&P 500 Index this book may provide you with the additional tool you need to improve your profitability.
Jeffrey Tennant posts a daily video of MEJT System analysis on his YouTube channel: http://tinyurl.com/jt-mejt
David Bennett is a system trader, day trading futures contracts. In 'Day Trade Futures Safely For Reliable Profits' he describes his specific trading approach. He explains how he personally researches strategies, builds a trading plan, and submits trades. By learning about the way one successful trader operates, you will gain an insight into how you can refine your own trading approach.
Central to the approach outlined here are two pieces of computer trading software: a tool that automates the trading process and a simulator that assists in the discovery of profitable trading strategies.
If you are interested in finding out more about how computer programs can be put to use by system traders, or about how a structured system can improve your day trading, 'Day Trade Futures Safely For Reliable Profits' is for you!
As a nation, we are wealthier and more prosperous than our parents could have ever dreamed. Yet for the vast majority, money remains a source of stress and uncertainty in our lives. Even those of us who are fortunate enough to earn a decent living can suddenly wake up to find ourselves asset rich but cash poor.<br><br>Ask yourself—do you ever find yourself: Living from paycheck to paycheck? Making only the minimum payment on your credit cards? Struggling to keep up with debt payments, car loans or even mortgage payments on your home? Uncertain of how much you spend each month—or where the money goes?<br><br>Sound familiar? Whether you are a millionaire or make less than $40,000 a year, the Copperjar Systemâ¢ will give you the tools you need to achieve your financial goals, become financially fit and take control of your finances—and your life!<br><br>"Your Blueprint for Financial Fitness" is the first book in the Copperjar Series of books.
"How to take control of your finances and your life!" <br><br>As a nation, we are wealthier and more prosperous than our parents could have ever dreamed. Yet for the vast majority, money remains a source of stress and uncertainty in our lives. Even those of us who are fortunate enough to earn a decent living can suddenly wake up to find ourselves asset rich but cash poor.<br><br>Ask yourself—do you ever find yourself: Living from paycheck to paycheck? Making only the minimum payment on your credit cards? Struggling to keep up with debt payments, car loans or even mortgage payments on your home? Uncertain of how much you spend each month—or where the money goes?<br><br>Sound familiar? Whether you are a millionaire or make less than $40,000 a year, the Copperjar System will give you the tools you need to achieve your financial goals, become financially fit and take control of your finances—and your life!<br><br>"Your Blueprint for Financial Fitness" is the first book in the Copperjar Series of books.
There are many books out there on options trading. However, many of them are very hard to understand. <br><br>This book is designed for the beginner to intermediate level options trader in mind. It will tell you what you "need" to know in order to be successful in trading options rather than everything that can be known about trading options. <br><br>This will most likely be the easiest to understand book on options that you've ever read. <br><br>Plus, it contains six simple to use trading strategies that can give you a huge edge in your options trading. <br><br>So if you've never traded options before or you've not been all that successful in trading options, then this book is for you!
A guide to investing in real estate when lending is tight – without needing a mortgage, good credit, or a down payment.<br><br>Audience: The investor looking to invest in real estate using lease options.<br><br>Lease Options are becoming quite the buzz word lately. Years ago it was harder for me to get Realtors to even consider a Lease Option for their clients. Today, markets all across the country have changed. Lease Options are currently a viable industry trend and needed for many sellers to sell their homes.<br><br>What is a Lease Option?<br>A Lease Option is a way to purchase real estate, usually with very little or no money down, sometimes even with money back in the investor's pocket. Sound too good to be true? Well, it isn't. Can an investor end up with money in their pocket and not have to put 10-20% down to purchase real estate? Yes. This technique is used commonly today by the most successful real estate investors.<br><br>The lease option strategy gives an investor the right to lease a home and also the right to purchase the home during or before the end of the lease period. An option is a contract that gives an optionee the right to exercise a privilege – and in the case of real estate investing, it gives the optionee (investor) the right to purchase property during a contracted period of time. It is a technique that involves gaining 'control' of a property, without the total burdens of ownership.<br><br>ALL money made in real estate is made by controlling property. Owning property is the most obvious way to control it, but control is possible without ownership – and control is what makes the money. It was a dying John D. Rockefeller who told all of us his secret to achieving great wealth, "Control everything, own nothing." All of the most successful real estate developers today utilize options, in one form or another.<br><br>A sandwich lease option involves the investor selling the home to a tenant buyer through "sandwiching" themselves in the middle of the deal.<br><br>When doing any lease option deal, it is one of my mottos that everyone must win or don't do the deal. There are 3 people involved in a Sandwich Lease Option: the seller, you (the investor) and the tenant/buyer. It must be a win/win/win, otherwise walk away.<br><br>Sandwich lease options are extremely profitable for real estate investors.