3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2013
This isn't the only good book on stock market investing out there... but it's one of them. Jason writes in an entertaining style that keeps the language of stocks from making the book too dry. If you want to get into the stock market, I recommend this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2013
I have read few books as a beginner and found this one the best one. It guides you completely through the learning process and even helps you to make your first portfolio. A must read if you want to begin investing your hard earned money and not losing it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 16, 2013
Since when is stock market (or any other kind of) investing so easy? With this book, Jason Kelly explains in relatively simple terms using a basic, simple example (too simple in some cases, but whatever) why stocks and stock markets exist, how they work, and how to use them. Then he goes on to explain how to select companies in which to invest. This is much more difficult and can only be mastered (does anyone ever really master it, other than Warren Buffett?) with practice over time.
Bottom line: Yes, I would recommend this to friends and colleagues.
on May 16, 2015
I got this book because I didn't know a darn thing about stocks. Before this, stocks to me were nothing more than fluctuating numbers on the bottom of the news channel and crazy charts for business people. Boy was I wrong.
This book is very well organized and well written (has many editions, written and developed over the last decade).
It has everything you could ever need.
Many of my questions were answered, some I never even knew that I needed to know about.
Some of my most favourite parts are:
Stock lingo and jargon, what stocks are, why they're important, why stocks affect us more than we think and vise versa, how many approaches there are to investing, and finally the book provides you with the tools and resources needed to start a portfolio.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 24, 2013
This very nicely written book walks the reader through the 'language'' of stock markets. The review of the masters
of investing is very helpful so the investor can choose the path that suits him best. I like the author being candid about his own experiences. The book serves as a reference for several 'must read' authors for the serious investor.
The book proposes an investing philosophy with some thirty metrics checklist and fufill it's goal of investing in a company as tough you were going to buy the company.