The Next Big Investment Boom

The Next Big Investment Boom

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Mark Shipman, who has made a fortune since leaving school at the age of 16, is now an investment advisor to a range of prestigious UK clients.  Shipman argues that successful investing is not an intellectual challenge but an emotional one.  Starting with the how and why of taking responsibility for your money, he describes specific investment strategies he has used with great success.  In the second half of the book, he describes commodity markets in detail, an area he himself predicts as a major investment opportunity that could last well over a decade.

 

Both those new to investing and those looking to brush up their skills will find sound and solid advice on subjects such as: how long-term investing works, why investing is a mental game, how to develop a personal investment strategy and why one should invest in commodities.

Mark Shipman, who has made a fortune since leaving school at the age of 16, is now an investment advisor to a range of prestigious UK clients.  Shipman argues that successful investing is not an intellectual challenge but an emotional one.  Starting with the how and why of taking responsibility for your money, he describes specific investment strategies he has used with great success.  In the second half of the book, he describes commodity markets in detail, an area he himself predicts as a major investment opportunity that could last well over a decade.

 

Both those new to investing and those looking to brush up their skills will find sound and solid advice on subjects such as: how long-term investing works, why investing is a mental game, how to develop a personal investment strategy and why one should invest in commodities.

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                                       

“A worthwhile addition to your trading and investing library.  This book gives you some real workable strategies that should really help you make the most of your investments.” – Traders Magazine

Having worked in the financial industry since 1979, Mark Shipman went on to establish one of the UK’s first hedge fund management companies and, in 1991, won the World Professional Futures Trading Championship. He advises numerous financial institutions and high net worth investors, and he teaches his investment strategies to the public.

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Dimensions 1 × 6 × 9 cm