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*CCPL Staff picks are chosen by CCPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We’d love to hear your ideas too, so write to us and tell us what you’d recommend!*

Bored and stuck at home? Check out CCPL’s recommendations for some great books from Hoopla on Investing. These publications were chosen for their quality of content and accessibility in digital format – so you do not have to leave home to enjoy these great reads! 

Stock Market Investing for Beginners by Tycho Press

Essentials to Start Investing Successfully

Stock Market Investing for Beginners will arm you with the information you need to understand the basics of stock market investing, and start taking control of your financial future.”

A Beginner’s Guide To Investing by Jeff Brusig

*This title is part of the hoopla BONUS BORROWS COLLECTION! For a limited time, this is one of 1000+ titles you can borrow without using any of your monthly hoopla Borrows!*

In one place, the novice and beginning investor can gather a wealth of information on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, insurance products, money management, tips on choosing an advisor, solo investing advice, and many more topics pertinent to stock market investing. Written by an investment professional in plain English without undue industry jargon, this book aims to teach people the basics of investing, which is something the schools should be doing, but most do not.

Real Estate Investing for Beginners

Many people mistakenly believe that investing in real estate needs to be left to the professionals and property moguls. But the truth is anyone can build wealth by investing in real estate. The trick to becoming a successful investor? Getting a solid grasp on the basics. Real Estate Investing for Beginners gives you insight into how to successfully evaluate, buy, and maintain investment properties with confidence. It prepares you to invest confidently with the top ten questions you should ask yourself before investing; the pros, cons, and characteristics for the five main types of real estate investments; the difference between investing in stocks versus investing in real estate; and a full glossary to sharpen your financial vocabulary. Real Estate Investing for Beginners gives you the right set of tools to build the lifelong wealth and financial security you want. Now, time to get learning and earning.

99 Lessons for Profitable Stock Trading Success by Wong Yee

Dare to venture into the stock market? In a surging bull market, it is not a professional game. Share prices are rising so fast that practically everybody makes money. However, in a bear market, it is indeed a professional game – a case of the big investors winning at the expense of the small retail players. Thus, when the bull market ends, losses are inevitable. It’s too late, all is lost. A profitable stock trader is one who can make money in both bull and bear markets. In the bear market, when no one is buying, he is doing bargain hunting and he gets ready to sell his shares when the market is bullish. In the bullish market, he knows how to ride the bull trend and sell off ahead of others and not to get greedy. This book teaches you practical lessons on stock investing and how not to make the same mistakes that 90% of investors made. I sincerely hope that readers will be enriched and enlightened in one way or another in their pursuit of becoming a profitable stock trader.

Investing by Cecilia Minden

Making Your Money Work for You

Readers are introduced to some basic investment options. Sample math problems help illustrate that investing can be a great way to increase your wealth over time.

Investing Strategies 3-Book Bundle by Alan Dustin, Hilliard MacBeth, W. H. (Hank) Cunningham

How to Profit from the Next Bull Market / When the Bubble Bursts / In Your Best Interest

Make your money work for you with up-to-date advice from seasoned financial advisors written for everyday investors. Includes: How to Profit from the Next Bull Market Seasoned financial advisor Alan Dustin offers an insightful and valuable step-by-step guide for Canadians looking to champion the stock market, avoid common investment mistakes, learn the ins and outs of buying and selling, and secure their financial futures. When the Bubble Bursts: Surviving the Canadian Real Estate Crash Hilliard MacBeth argues that investors should stop thinking about real estate as a safe investment, warning that it is only a matter of time before Canada faces a housing crisis on the scale of that of the U. S. He guides investors towards safer and more lucrative investments in order to protect their assets and ensure a comfortable retirement. In Your Best Interest: The Ultimate Guide to the Canadian Bond Market From a widely acknowledged authority on Canadian fixed-income investing, Hank Cunningham’s In Your Best Interest will give you the tools to demystify the fixed income market and meet your income and retirement needs.

Investing by Katie Marsico

Making Your Money Work for You

Have you ever wondered how to help your savings accumulate interest? This book introduces readers to investment strategies. Real world examples help readers learn the importance of math skills for money management. Callouts prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of photographs. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

How To Invest in Debt by Michael Pellegrino

A Complete Guide to Alternative Opportunities

With this nuts-and-bolts guide, both savvy and novice investors can discover the secrets to profiting from personal and corporate debt, including municipal tax liens, defaulted credit card debt, discount promissory notes, mortgage foreclosures, and micro loans. Anyone can participate in these investments, but not all of these options are as easy as calling a broker – they require some legwork and research – so many of these opportunities often go untapped.

Guide To Investing In Gold & Silver by Michael Maloney

Protect Your Financial Future

Michael Maloney is widely recognized as a leading expert on monetary history, economics, economic cycles investing, and precious metals. He is CEO and founder of GoldSilver.com, one of the world’s largest gold and silver bullion dealers, CEO and founder of WealthCycles.com, an educational website, and host of the most popular video series on the topics of monetary history, economics and economic cycles, The Hidden Secrets of Money.

 

The Complete Guide to Currency Trading & Investing by Martha Maeda

How to Earn High Rates of Return Safely and Take Control of Your Financial Investments

In recent years many smart investors have exited the stock market and other investment areas because they have essentially lost control of their investments. Many investment and retirement accounts have dwindled. Fortunately, there is a wonderful but little-understood alternative: currency trading and investing. Currency trading is the practice of exchanging one country’s currency for another country’s currency. The foreign exchange (Currency or Forex or FX) market is the largest trading market in the world exceeding $ 1.9 trillion every single day! Essentially there are four variables involved: currencies, exchange rate, time, and interest rate. The relationships of these variables create opportunities for small investors to obtain investment returns that are generally unheard of in the traditional investment world. You can get started with just $100 or less, and the investment can easily be managed in a part-time capacity, usually requiring only a few hours on the Internet a week. Currency investments can provide you with a very high and secure rate of return, in some cases as high as 12%, 18%, 24%, or even 1,000% or more per year. If performed correctly, currency trading will far outpace all other investments. The key is to know how to perform this process correctly. This all sounds great, but what is the catch? There really is none, except you must know what you are doing! This groundbreaking and exhaustively researched new book will provide everything you need to know to get started generating high-investments.