First Time Investor's Workbook: A Hands-On Guide to Implementing a Successful Investment Plan

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With "The First Time Investor's Workbook", author Larry Chambers goes a step further to help the uninitiated, giving them a hands-on workbook so that they can trade on paper first. "The First Time Investor's Workbook" is a practical guide loaded with worksheets, checklists, tests and examples designed to help investors take control of their investments. It reveals the same investment advice that successful investors use to build winning portfolios. This handy guide combines solid, objective investment advice with helpful examples to provide a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to investing. From basic investing to advanced strategies, the reader can apply this information at his or her own pace, gaining the confidence and the ability to avoid emotional investment decisions and to recognize misinformation in an ever-expanding, competitive marketplace of investment products. This useful, interactive book combines today's most important investing concepts into one comprehensive guide. In "The First Time Investor's Workbook", readers should learn everything astute investors, traders and financial advisors know before committing to investment plans. Chambers examines various investment strategies and weeds out those that have proven to be ineffective. And, readers will discover the answers to the four key questions that must be asked before starting an investment plan. This book is the answer for would-be investors who need a push to make the jump from reading about investing to actually implementing an investing plan. Readers should learn: how to determine an investing budget; how to buy stocks and funds on-line; and how to use your checkbook to set up a winning investment strategy. Financial information is no longer an exclusive privilege of the well-off. Technology has given ordinary people complete tools to invest in today's market. "The First Time Investor's Workbook" should enable the reader to connect the dots - and reap the profits.

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Time-Honored Techniques for Understanding the Stock Market­­--And Protecting Your Financial Plan from Market Downturns

To be successful in today's turbulent investment markets, you must know your own investment style and risk tolerance as well as the proven techniques that will help you to succeed. The First Time Investor's Workbook is a hands-on, step-by-step course for learning the basic and advanced strategies used by leading investors to build plans designed to succeed­­ in good and bad markets.

Worksheets, checklists, charts, and examples show you how to build your financial plan like professionals have for years, and then help you to invest based on skill and knowledge instead of luck and misinformation. The First Time Investor's Workbook introduces you to crucial techniques and tools including:

  • The Lifeboat Drill­­An easy-to-follow exercise for determining your risk tolerance­­ and defining your investment strategy
  • The Investment Policy Statement­­A strategic tool for staying on target­­ and on track ­­to meet your financial goals
  • The Five Rules of Investing­­Cornerstone ideas you must understand to increase your probability of success
  • Complete Investment Glossary­­Definitions and examples for today's most important investing concepts

Start today to design and implement an effective investment plan­­ one that works with the market instead of against it­­with The First Time Investor's Workbook.

On virtually every page, helpful icons alert you to key points you can't afford to overlook. Look for these icons:

  • Actions you should take, fill in, or complete
  • Technical information you must understand to maximize your returns
  • Ideas that can save you time, money, or trouble
  • Easy­­but essential ­­concepts to understand
  • Cautions to help you stay out of investment danger
  • Financial Riskometer tells you what risks to watch out for­­ and why
  • Life Situations such as college or divorce, and how to invest for each

About the Author:

Larry Chambers is a prolific writer with countless articles and numerous books to his credit, including The Online Broker and Trading Directory and The First Time Investor. A business and finance writer for a variety of media, he was a top broker for EF Hutton.

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