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The Financial Times Guide to Selecting Shares that Perform: 10 ways to beat the stock market, 5th edition

  • Richard Koch
  • Leo Gough
The Financial Times Guide to Selecting Shares that Perform

ISBN-13: 9780273786740

Includes: Paperback

5th edition

Published by Pearson Canada (February 14th 0013) - Copyright © 2014

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  • Paperback

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‘One of the best books on stock market investing that I’ve ever read.’

Christopher Gilchrist, Editor, The IRS Report


‘Lucid and perceptive – any intelligent person can follow this guide and be on equal terms or better with the best professional money managers.’

Dr Peter Johnson, Saïd Business School, Oxford University



Is your investment strategy right for you?


Could you be making more money?


The Financial Times Guide to Selecting Shares that Perform helps you identify the approach to buying and selling shares that is best suited to you. It will help you to align your strategy based on the time and money you have available, taking into account your overall objectives and your attitudes to risk and loss.


In this thoroughly updated fifth edition of their bestselling investment classic, Richard Koch and Leo Gough explain 10 distinctive and proven investment techniques for you to choose from. They describe the different tactics needed to succeed in today’s market conditions and show you how it can be fun and profitable to try to beat the stock market.


The Financial Times Guide to Selecting Shares that Perform gives you:

  • 10 proven approaches to selecting successful shares
  • A quiz to help you identify what kind of investor you are and what strategy is right for you
  • Practical advice to help you trade more confidently on the stock market
  • Examples and explanations of successes and failures
  • Convincing reasons why you should manage your own share portfolio

Table of contents

Part One: Strategy for the individual investor

1.        Why the stock market?

2.        Should you try to out-perform the market?

3.        David versus Goliath

4.        Rules to stop you losing

5.        Record-keeping for fun

6.        Why you need your own approach

7.        How to pick your own approach

Part Two: Ten ways that work

Way I     Follow the rainmakers

Way II    Backing winners

Way III   Specialisation

Way IV   Detecting earnings acceleration

Way V    Outsider information

Way VI   Good businesses

Way VII  Value investing

Way VIII                Emerging markets

Way IX   Contrarian investing

Way X    Star businesses

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