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7 Successful Stock Market Strategies

Using market valuation and momentum systems to generate high long-term returns

By Glenn Martin

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7 Successful Stock Market Strategies

Using market valuation and momentum systems to generate high long-term returns

By Glenn Martin

Jacket text

Successful strategies for high long-term returns

The long-term benefits of investing in the stock market are clear. For periods of ten years upwards, equities have delivered higher returns than any other non-physical UK asset class. Those investing for the long term should put their money to work in the stock market.

In this easy-to-follow practical guide, Glenn Martin introduces seven strategies for index investment in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. These strategies can be followed by anyone willing to adopt a systematic approach and accept short-term risk in exchange for long-term rewards. Incredibly, even the most advanced strategy requires no more than an hour per week of your time.

The seven strategies involve varying levels of risk. For those who want to commit the minimum time and take on less risk, there are two passive buy-and-hold strategies. Those wanting to commit a little more effort and take on higher risk – with the potential for higher rewards – can use a proven system to time when to invest in the stock market and when to hold funds as cash. The most advanced strategies, which carry higher short-term risk with the potential to achieve spectacular long-term returns, make use of the gearing offered by spread trading. Each strategy has a set of clear and simple instructions, plus there are historic performance tables and the expectations for future returns.

Unique features of this innovative book include:

– How to construct a spreadsheet to produce a valuation of the FTSE 100 and the expected returns from a five-year investment in the index. These valuations constitute buy/sell signals which have delivered a profit for every historic period in the market.

– How to extend the spreadsheet to calculate post-tax returns tailored to your own tax circumstances.

– A Market Momentum System that uses simple moving averages to signal when you should exit the market to minimise the impact of major market crashes.

– 30-year track records for all the investment strategies.

– A system for creating a synthetic tax-free FTSE 100 tracker using FTSE 100 spread trades.

– A FTSE 100 spread trading simulator that enables you to test the historic returns you would have achieved according to your appetite for short-term risk. At the highest level of short-term risk, £1,000 would have grown to more than £12,300,000 over 30 years, with all of the gains being tax-free.

Leaving your cash in a deposit account could see its real value whittled away by poor interest rates and inflation. If you are looking for a way to grow your money significantly over time by following a straightforward investment plan, then this book shows you how.

About the author

After graduating from Wadham College, Oxford, Glenn Martin started a career in the City. Over 34 years he worked for a number of financial institutions. For the latter part of this career he worked as Chief Information Officer for investment banks. In 2004 he won the Banking Technology Award for the Best IT Operational Achievement.

As a successful private investor, in 1994 Glenn developed a system for calculating the intrinsic value of the FTSE 100 and of individual UK shares. When the system proved reliable, he established ShareMaestro Limited in 2006 to package and promote the system. ShareMaestro (www.sharemaestro.co.uk) has received very positive reviews in the financial press. For example, in the business section of the Daily Telegraph, Tom Stevenson said: "ShareMaestro ticks all the right boxes in my holy grail quest."

After his family and investment, Glenn's main interests are tennis, travel and drumming.

Reviews

“very lucid indeed…For my money, pun intended, you can learn a lot from the book without upending your SIPP strategy.”

– Oxford Today

“Very accessible strategies for investing in the stock market in a very accessible book. You’ll be able to implement any of these strategies very quickly. Glenn’s intelligent and well-researched approach offers a great way into investing without the stock-picking. His book is succinct and easy to understand and you haven’t got to wade through reams of unnecessary introduction or background information. Good value for money.”

– Timothy J Clarke, Amazon reviewer

Media coverage

From Master Investor:

This is the fifth in the series of articles drawn from my new book 7 Successful Stock Market Strategies. The focus of these strategies is successful long-term UK equity tracker fund investment. Summary of this strategy This strategy combines two systems which I have covered in previous articles: The Market Valuation System I explain in… Read more »

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From Oxford Today :

Next, we have Glenn Martin?s (Wadham, 1967), slender paperback 7 Successful Stock Market Strategies. Publishers Harriman-House present it as a ?self-help/get rich? book ? I mean the cover – but the content is very lucid indeed. The author had a long career in the City and rose to Chief Information Officer for various investment banks.… Read more »

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From Master Investor:

This is the fourth in a series of seven articles drawn from my new book, 7 Successful Stock Market Strategies. The focus of these strategies is successful long-term UK equity investment. In this article I explain a technique for limiting the impact of market crashes. The technique uses market momentum, which measures the trend of… Read more »

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From Master Investor:

This is the third in a series of seven articles drawn from my new book, 7 Successful Stock Market Strategies. The focus of these strategies is successful long-term UK equity investment. The FTSE 250 consists of the 250 largest UK companies after the FTSE 100. While the FTSE 100 gets all the attention, the performance… Read more »

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From Master Investor:

In the second of a seven-part series for Master Investor, Glenn Martin, author of 7 Successful Stock Market Strategies, discusses long-term investment in the FTSE 100. This is the second in a series of seven articles drawn from my new book, 7 Successful Stock Market Strategies. My first article provided an overview of the book.… Read more »

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From FT Adviser:

Most long-term UK retail investors prefer cash deposits to equity investment, which they regard as too risky. However, they are confusing short-term risk with long-term risk. The risk in investment is that of achieving a poor return. Long-term investment in cash is far riskier than long-term investment in equities. Over the last 10 years the… Read more »

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From The Telegraph:

From October older savers will have the chance to make a unique investment: they can swap a cash lump sum in return for extra state pension for life. And they can do this even where they are already in receipt of the maximum state pension. ADVERTISING Sound a good idea? For some people, it will… Read more »

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From Master Investor:

In the first of a seven-part series for Master Investor, Glenn Martin, author of 7 Successful Stock Market Strategies, discusses seven strategies for boosting UK tracker returns. Over the last 10 years UK equities have outperformed all other non-physical UK asset classes, producing a real annual return of 4.1% compared with the miserable negative return… Read more »

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From Round the Clock Investor Webinar:

Is this the right time to invest in the FTSE 100? A talk by Glenn Martin, CEO ShareMaestro Ltd and author of “7 Successful Stock Market Strategies”

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From Benzinga:

Listen to Joel Elconin of #PreMarket Prep at Benzinga interview Glenn about his new book 7 Successful Stock Market Strategies.

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Contents

About the author
Risk and Copyright Warnings
Acknowledgements
Preface

Part A: Background Theory
1. Risks and Returns
2. UK Stock Market Valuation System
3. Adding Market Momentum to the Valuation System

Part B: Seven Strategies Strategy
4. Strategy 1 - Long-term Investment in the FTSE 100
5. Strategy 2 - Long-term Investment in the FTSE 250
6. Strategy 3 - Boosting Long-term Investment in the FTSE 100 with Market Timing
7. Strategy 4 - Boosting Long-term Investment in the FTSE 250 with Market Timing
8. Strategy 5 - Long-term FTSE 100 Spread Trading Strategy
9. Strategy 6 - Long-term FTSE 250 Spread Trading Strategy
10. Strategy 7 - Running a Tax-efficient FTSE 100 Tracker through Spread Trading

Part C: Practical Considerations
Introduction
Choosing the right investment vehicle for each strategy
Recommended service providers
Tax information

Epilogue

Appendix - Glossary of terms



Published: 16/03/2015
Edition: 1st
Pages: 174
Formats: paperback - ISBN 9780857194626
ebook - ISBN 9780857194633
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