- Arnold, Glen.
- Financial Times Limited.
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- Includes bibliographical references (p. 398-400) and index.
- CONTENTS Introduction PART I INVESTMENT BASICS Chapter 1 What is investment? Back in timePartnershipsA company with limited liabilityOrdinary shares and extraordinary returnsShareholder rightsA money making machineDividends and retained earningsWhat if I want to sell? Primary and secondary marketsBondsCapital structureStocks and sharesRights issuesFinancial InstitutionsInvestment banksThe asset transformersPension fundsInsurance companiesThe risk spreadersBe proud to be a capitalist!A note of warning - Investment and speculation Chapter 2 The rewards of investment. Becoming a millionaireA little more realismSimple and compound interestAn analogyWhat investors have received in the pastDecade by decadeThe importance of incomeInternational comparisonEquity versus gilt performancesWhat about risk? Closing commentChapter 3 Stock Markets.What is a stock market? Brokers and market makersPricing - good old supply and demandA short history of the London Stock ExchangeBig bangChinese wallsRecent movesThe international sceneVariety of securities tradedThe primary marketThe secondary marketThe Official list (the 'Main' market)The Alternative Investment MarketTechMARK and the other MARKsOFEXWho owns UK shares? Tasks for stock exchangesUseful websitesChapter 4 Buying and Selling Shares.Stockbroker servicesChoosing a stockbrokerFinding pricesWhat happens when I buy or sell shares? Small or infrequently traded sharesAn alternative mechanismWhat happens after dealing? Ways of paying for your sharesInternet dealingTransferring shares without brokersWebsites PART II THE INVESTMENT SPECTRUM Chapter 5 Pooled investments.Unit trustsPricingChargingReading the FTHow do you buy or sell units? Who looks after the unit holder's interests? Types of trusts availableReturnsMinimum investmentFollowing your units' progressSwitching fundsPoints to bear in mind when choosing a unit trustOEICsETFsAdvantages of ETFsInvestment trusts (Investment companies)Discounts and premiumsC.
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