Savers’ investment policies vary according to their circumstances and responsibilities. An explanation of the methods of calculating yields leads to a comparison of high- and low-yielding shares. A brief review of the system of personal taxation is related to the effect of tax on the choice of securities. The chapter concludes with a review of the more popular forms of security.
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- The serious investor should not only read the journal and newspaper articles devoted to this subject, but he should also take steps to equip himself with the literature published by the various institutions which provide facilities for the investing public. Such literature is readily available from post offices, banks, building societies, insurance companies, unit trusts and investment trusts. Company reports can usually be obtained by writing to the secretary of the company.Google Scholar
- It is invidious to choose books from the array available on the subject of investment, but the following are well worth consulting:Google Scholar
- Gordon Cummings, The Complete Guide to Investment (Penguin 1970).Google Scholar
- Margot Naylor, Your Money (Barrie and Rockliffe).Google Scholar
- W. G. Nursaw, Purposeful Investment (Hutchinson 1965).Google Scholar
- George Rawcliffe Understanding the Financial Section of your Newspaper (Edward Arnold 1967).Google Scholar
- Beginners, Please (Eyre 1 Spottiswoode).Google Scholar