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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;


Fantastic... Rebecca has taken a dry, complex subject and somehow turned it into a very readable book. Pretty much every investment has been included, and any reader should feel comfortable talking about quite technical investments after reading this. Essential reading for any budding investor - and even old hands will learn a thing or two!
Carl Reader, director of accountancy firm d&t and author of 'The Startup Coach' and 'The Franchising Handbook'

Understanding the world of investment isn't easy even in calm markets. At times like this, Rebecca Burn-Callander's guide is more vital than ever. A must read for anyone thinking of taking the plunge.
James Quinn, Group Business Editor at the Daily and Sunday Telegraph

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.
Elizabeth Anderson, Business Editor, i newspaper

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749477936
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd December 2016
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 192 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