Preface Introduction Section A - Shares 1. What Are Shares? 2. How Shares Are Created 3. Whose Company Is It? 4. What's In It For Me? 5. Is My Investment Safe? Section B - The Stock Market 6. The Market Place 7. Full Listings And AIM 8. How Shares Are Traded 9. Stock Market Indices Section C - Companies 10. Company Focus 11. Income Statement (Profit And Loss) 12. Balance Sheet 13. Potential Nasties Section D - Investing 14. Starting Out 15. Stockbrokers 16. Fundamental Data 17. Charting 18. Tips 19. Jargon Busting 20. Rights Issues And Placings Section E - Takeovers 21. Mergers And Acquisitions 22. Before A Bid 23. A Bid Is Launched 24. Bid Timetable 25. Management Buyouts Appendix - Useful websites Index
Rodney Hobson is an experienced financial journalist who has held senior editorial positions with publications in the UK and Asia. Among posts he has held are News Editor for the Business section of The Times, Business Editor of the Singapore Monitor, Deputy Business Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review, Head of News at Citywire and Editor of Shares magazine. He has also contributed to the Daily Mail, the Independent and Business Franchise Magazine. He is registered as a Representative with the Financial Services Authority. Rodney is married with one daughter.