Financial fraud, whether large or small is a persistent feature of the financial markets. If you scratch the surface of the investment world you’ll find a continuous stream of major financial scandals which are almost unbelievable in the sheer scale of their subterfuge.
The Con Men shines a spotlight on some of these gargantuan frauds from the last 25 years. It questions how these men did it, why they did it, how there were able to get away with it, proposes strategies and tactics so that the reader can avoid being swindled.
Banks and financial institutions, businesses and politicians often spin their statistics as they know they can rely on customers or constituents not to understand or check maths and formulas.
This book introduces you to the basic tools of maths, statistics and business calculations so that that you can understand the numbers, work out your own calculations and make better investing, saving and business decisions.
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