The Investor's Handbook

The Investor's Handbook : Proshare's No-Nonsense Guide to Sensible Investing

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Since the early 1980s, millions of us have acquired shares in building societies, former public utilities or their own companies. Many have gone on to more active shareholding - and many more would like to. Published in association with Proshare, the organization whose aim is to make investing in the stockmarket more accessible, this is the perfect beginner's guide to the key principles and techniques of investment. It explains how to read the business information in newspapers and web sites, how to create a balanced portfolio, how to plan for retirment and to reduce your tax burden. It also provides advice on setting up your own investment club.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 9mm | 146g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141002638
  • 9780141002637

Table of contents

What are shares and why invest in them?; before you start; type of shares, useful jargon and measuring performance; buying and selling shares; what makes share prices move?; looking at individual shares; what's a share worth?; collective investments; a beginner's guide to gilts; tax-free investments; personal pensions; tax; new issues, take-over bids, rights and scrip issues; your share portfolio; investor protection; ProShare -products and services, ProShare investor updates and useful addresses; investment clubs; A to Z of investment.
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About Unknown

PROSHARE is a non profit making organization set up to promote share ownership. There are now more than 8,000 investment clubs registered as Proshare members. The organization runs seminars for private investors, produces books and offers advice on its web site. It is committed to providing impartial advice and has no institutional ties with the financial services industry.
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