"At a time when the investment world seems to be suffering from information overload, Danielle Ecuyer has sorted out what is important and necessary and has put it in this book. It covers all aspects of investing in the stock market, from how to buy a share to how to construct your own winning portfolio. In particular, as a former stock market analyst, and now a full-time investor, she is able to present very useful guidance on selecting shares with long-term profit potential. This excellent book is highly recommended for both new and experienced investors."
‘When very new investors approach me for guidance, I have tended to send them to a smattering of online resources. This in itself is a challenge as the pieces of the puzzle can be disjointed. Not anymore. Shareplicity is now the single resource to get every new and curious investor immediately on target. It provides an effective roadmap to not only understand broad share market concepts, but also provides a foundation to build a sensible port-folio. I know five people who need Shareplicity right now.’
‘With its easy-to-read format, Shareplicity takes its readers through the basics, ensuring they understand how the market actually works, giving helpful summaries at the end of each chap- ter. It then guides them through the steps required to develop a fundamentally sound portfolio, acknowledging that it is not only the numbers that drive the markets, but equally important, mar- ket sentiment. Based on Danielle’s years of practical experience, this well written book will appeal to both new and experienced investors of all ages.’
‘A clean and crisp introduction to our share market, which man- ages to capture both traditional principles of analysis along with the key themes in front of Australian investors today. Ecuyer is as good on BHP as she is on CSL and as up to date on Wesfarmers as on the “buy now pay later” brigade: a well written and attractively structured guidebook on shares for the Australian investor.’
Practical advice, helpful analogies, background principles for future reinforcement and interesting case studies.... highly recommend for both learners and current investors to have a deeper understanding and improved confidence in the sharemarket. I learned a lot, both micro and macro, even had my highlighter out for future reference!
Shareplicity. I can't recommend this book enough to be honest. It's by Danielle Ecuyer. Not only is it a great introduction to the stock market if you're a beginner, but I found it really useful in brushing up on certain topics. For example, the difference between a listed investment company (LIC) and a listed investment trust (LIT). Danielle has done a great job in hitting the nail on the head with this. It covers the current environment, with COVID-19, but the investment principles she recommends can be considered timeless. She covers various important market topics in an entertaining way and there is no repetition or overlap. If your reading is in a bear market, and you want treat yourself or someone else
Shareplicity is above and beyond. I have a financial adviser, Shareplicity has made a very positive understanding of my situation. Well done Danielle
Shareplicity is the perfect Just in Time book! Given the global economic turbulence, the current public health crisis and the entry to our market of so many inexperienced day traders Danielle's book is the perfect brainfood that alerts us to both the opportunities and the risks in our current share market. With the importance of equities to both our economy and our own wealth management and superannuation funds, this book is essential reading, and rereading! The author has drawn on her extensive global and local experience and her lucid flowing style to ensure that this book not only offers fresh and powerful insights, but is also reader friendly for us all. I commend this book as essential reading for all those who seek robust and valuable insights into the share investing. Its currency and wisdom make it a unique resource in a market too often overloaded with shallow or outdated advice.
Hello I would like to share some feedback on your book. I appreciate having a book that is contemporary of the current period and has examples relevant to the Australian trading landscape. In saying that, I would be most interested to buy an update version in five years time if only to reflect back at the covid crash the way you at times reflect on the '08 financial crisis throughout your book. I am also appreciative on you touching on how portfolio can be structured and how you don't need to be team stock picking or team etf/LIC and can be both. Last but not least I appreciate it that you are a woman. After lingering in fb group mostly male dominanted and trying to scrape up my own investment education for the past 12 years, your book has managed to cement things together for me without aggression, is direct and straight to the point. I hightlight the fact that you are a woman because we don't have enough visible role models as is and I value your visibility in this domain because it encourages other women to pursue investments that would have otherwise come across as being too aggressive/risky and thus the domain of men. I look forward to your next book and hope in the future to give copies to my children
I just read this book. It was a great introduction to investing in the stock market, especially in these uncertain times. Learnt a hell of a lot from this book (particularly about ETFs) and would highly recommend it.
Great introduction to share investment for beginners or more intermediate investors. Tailored to current Australian trends which is important.
Hi Danielle - thank you for helping to improve my understanding through your book - and making the share market a less-intimidating area. I'm new to investing in shares and now armed with some solid fundamentals, look forward to getting started in a more informed way.
I am currently reading your book. Amazing stuff so far. Up to Chapter 8. You have given me a refreshing outlook on the Australian stock exchange. Look forward to more content and best of luck with your business and writing. We need more people like you.
I bought this book to add to a growing collection of investment books bought during COVID. I knew nothing of the financial world and have found this new found passion for education and learning which I never had in high school. I highly recommend this book, Danielle is a good author.
Shareplicity was a great read and spelled out in a straight-forward way the ins and outs of share investing. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to begin or expand on their share investment portfolio.
“If you like making money in stocks, Shareplicity 2 will serve you well. Much of the book covers key ideas for furthering the understanding of which stocks and trends will drive stock prices upward and why. I find myself often in debate with investors wedded to fundamental concepts of economics or stock analysis, yet the world and the way companies are valued has adapted to the changes in society driven by technology. In fact, change hap- pens faster today than ever, providing opportunities to investors who are able to identify these trends and companies that will best capitalize from them. Shareplicity 2 breaks down the fundamental concepts and changes in the modern markets and systems that many investing books fail to understand or articulate. It also gives investors the fundamentals and facts behind the modern market thinking and valuations. Shareplicity 2 is certainly a great take for investors who want to understand current US markets and, most of all, make money investing in the future.”
"Without doubt, Martin Roth’s Top Stocks and Danielle Ecuyer’s Shareplicity are the best books I have ever read re share investing. They are the two books I would purchase for my own adult children and friends should they show an interest in share investment. Both books are "time efficient, convenient and friendly” in a busy world and most of all enjoyable to read. These are the two books I carry in my handbag to read when waiting at the Drs surgery or have a spare 20 minutes. There is always something to consolidate your learning, even for an experienced share investor.”
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