Next Big Investment Boom: Learning the Secrets of Investing from a Master and How to Profit from Commodities

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In this no-nonsense book, British master analyst and self-made multi-millionaire Mark Shipman has three distinct goals: to alert the reader to the perils of handing over their hard earned cash to professional advisers; to describe specific investment strategies he has used successfully over the last 20 years and to identify a major investment opportunity that could last well over a decade and affect everyone—commodities.

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Overview

In this no-nonsense book, British master analyst and self-made multi-millionaire Mark Shipman has three distinct goals: to alert the reader to the perils of handing over their hard earned cash to professional advisers; to describe specific investment strategies he has used successfully over the last 20 years and to identify a major investment opportunity that could last well over a decade and affect everyone—commodities.

In this no-nonsense book, a British master analyst and self-made multimillionaire describes specific investment strategies he has used successfully over the last 20 years in the commodities market.

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"In an ongoing jousting match with the markets, Shipman uses a disciplined approach to keep from being upseated. He has garnered some peerless returns."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749445775
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Pages: 179
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Shipman has been in the financial industry since 1979. After working for a major international investment bank and training as an accountant, he left to establish one of the UK's first independent alternative investment fund management companies. Shipman has worked as a consultant to various high net worth investors and institutions, and he also teaches his methods of investing to the public.

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Table of Contents

Introduction                                                                                      

Chapter 1 – Take responsibility for your money                                          

Your future!?                                                                                         

Chapter 2 – Self-directed investing                                                            

Taking control                                                                                                  

Investing isn’t trading                                                                             

What’s required                                                                                       

Develop a plan                                                                                         

How long-term investing works – disciplined trend following                               

Why trend following works                                                                           

Timing – do not predict, react                                                               

Buy high to sell even higher                                                                 

Losers add to losers                                                                            

Trend following vs buy and hold                                                         

Chapter 3 – The psychology of successful long-term investing                    

It’s a mental game                                                                                

There’s no such thing as a steady return                                                               

Get used to losing                                                                                  

Discipline                                                                                                                   

Temperament                                                                                                                       

Chapter 4 – Financing your investments                                                     

Perception of risk                                                                                    

Your financial commitment                                                                     

Structuring your commitment                                                                     

Asset allocation                                                                                      

A dynamic approach                                                                                 

Compounding                                                                                                                       

Leverage                                                                                                                    

Chapter 5 – Developing an investment strategy                                          

The profile of an investment boom                                                               

Historical comparisons                                                                    

Long-term investment analysis                                                             

Step 1 – Identify a potential asset class                                                                

Step 2 – Establish your position using charts                                                        

The negatives of technical analysis                                                                        

The positives of technical analysis                                                                         

Recommended investment strategies                                                                    

Use weekly data                                                                         

When to invest                                                                         

When to liquidate                                                                           

Conducting your analysis                                                            

A personal example                                                                            

Chapter 6 – Commodities – the next investment boom                               

Commodities in stage one                                                           

But aren’t commodities risky?                                                     

Why commodity prices are moving higher                                   

The demand story                                                                            

The supply story                                                                             

Strong demand + weak supply = higher prices                                                     

Chapter 7 – The commodity markets                                                 

 

Chapter 8 – Commodity investment options                                      

‘Tax-free’ investing                                                                                   

How spread betting works                                               

Getting started in spread betting                                                                            

Another investment option – the futures contract                                                 

How futures contracts work

Getting started in futures                                                                                         

Another investment option – commodity-based funds                                         

Another investment option – commodity stocks and shares                                

Conclusion                                                                                        

Appendix A – Useful contacts                                                           

Appendix B – An interview with Mark Shipman                                          

Appendix C – Sources for investment analysis                                            

Glossary of financial terms                                                                         

Further reading                                                                                 

Index                                       

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