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How The Stock Market Works

A Beginner's Guide to Investment

Unlock the secrets of the UK's investment and financial markets and take control of your finances with this clear and practical guide for beginner investors.
EAN: 9781398601116
Edition: 7
Published:
Format: 234x157
176 pages

About the book

Want to start investing your money wisely but not sure how? This book is for you. Get to grips with everything you need to know about the investment and financial markets with this practical guide.

In today's economy it is clear to see how everyday politics and global events can have a lasting impact on your pension, savings and investments, but you don't have to feel powerless when it comes to safeguarding your future. Now more than ever, it is vital to understand how the markets work and what you can do to maintain financial security. This book gives concise and practical information which will help you understand how the stock market works, breaking down complex jargon to simple explanations.

Fully updated for this seventh edition, How the Stock Market Works provides you with the tools needed to understand investing in the light of major events such as the UK's exit from the EU. Chapters cover the basics from explanations of shares, bonds and gilts and range to where to find help and advice when needed. With guidance on how to be a responsible shareholder and information on the taxation regime, this established guide will help you take control of your finances.

About the authors

Michael Becket is a much-respected financial journalist and was for many years City news editor of The Daily Telegraph. He is the author of a number of successful books.


A must-read for the ordinary person investing on the financial markets for the first time. It meets a real need to demystify, explains direct investing rather than through funds and encourages you to save and invest for the long term.

John Barrass, former Deputy CEO, PIMFA (Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association)