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The Daily Telegraph Guide to Investing

The Daily Telegraph Guide to Investing

The Straightforward Guide That Professional Investors Don't Want You to Have

Rebecca Burn-Callander


A guide for savers wanting to understand the investment opportunities available to them. Whether you have £5,000 or £50,000 stashed away, there's an investment idea to suit your budget.

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About the book

The Daily Telegraph Guide to Investing is your complete guide to the reliable opportunities and exciting niches that could help you boost your bank balance and make the most of your cash pile. The world of stocks, shares and investments can seem intimidating but, with the right information at your disposal, you will be able to work out how best to protect and boost your savings.

Whether you're a total beginner or a more experienced investor keen to learn about some new options, this easy-to-understand guide covers many of the various asset classes and alternative investments that are currently available to you. Each investing opportunity is assessed for levels of risk and potential of returns, from the safer options (including bonds, equities, ETFs, gold and property) to the riskier (including buy-to-let, FOREX, cryptocurrencies, futures and options).

The Daily Telegraph Guide to Investing gives you the straight-forward advice you need to make sensible decisions about your hard-earned wealth. From the glamorous (including fine wines, whisky, classic cars) to the quirky (including lego, stamps, memorabilia), this guide will give you a firm understanding of investment principles and what to look out for. Technical terms and phrases are all made clear and full guidance is provided on the potential pitfalls, dangers and scams that can face investors.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 1: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 2: The Risk Spectrum;
    • Chapter - 3: Starting Safe;
    • Chapter - 4: Getting Riskier;
    • Chapter - 5: Risky;
    • Chapter - 6: High Risk and Highly Specialist;
    • Chapter - 7: High Risk with High Returns;
    • Chapter - 8: The Ones that Got Away: Investments to Avoid;
    • Chapter - 9: That’s a Wrap: Conclusion;


This is an exceptionally thorough book that gets right to the heart of investing. Hardworking people are becoming more financially savvy, and this book offers a detailed starters' guide on everything from property investment to bonds, and even LEGO. It will appeal to amateur investors in their twenties, and to those reaching retirement age who want to take advantage of the recent pension freedoms. A talented journalist with a knack of simplifying complex financial terms, Rebecca Burn-Callander makes even bonds sound enticing. Others who like the finer things in life may be tempted by the high returns that Scotch whisky can offer, or the opportunity to dabble in classic cars or watches. You name it, this book covers it! There is no magic wand to investing. While the returns can be high, money can easily be lost if a person makes a bad decision. Often bad decisions are made due to lack of knowledge about the product they are investing in. This book could go a long way to plugging that knowledge gap.
Elizabeth Anderson, Business Editor, i newspaper

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749477936
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd December 2016
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 256 pages

About the Author

Rebecca Burn-Callander is the former enterprise editor at the Daily Telegraph. A journalist with 10 years on the business beat, she writes about anything from entrepreneurs to technology start-ups, investment opportunities to economics. She is one of Gorkana's top 100 UK journalists to follow on Twitter and was recently named one of the Smith & Williamson Power 100 for championing entrepreneurship in the UK.

Rebecca Burn-Callander