Universally sought but practically achieved by only one in a thousand
of the world’s population, wealth is nevertheless one of the easiest attained
of life’s challenges.
Property is a poor performer unless you fully understand what you are
Gilts are universally regarded as the safest of all forms of investment
but are at risk because of the hazards of inflation.
Why well-chosen blue chip shares offer the safest tax-free returns.
Taxation and brokerage charges have stripped share trading of the
advantages they formerly offered.
Investment grade shares have clearly defined balance sheet statistics.
Since taxation stripped share trading of its profitability, it has
become increasingly important to be able to select the long-term winners.
The search for “The Grand Old Favourites.”
Companies that have paid consistently-increasing dividends over many
years have become highly valued investments.
Six methods of share selection_and then a seventh exponential approach
that really delivers growth.
If you seriously want a portfolio to go to sleep on, then your only safe
situation would be to buy one consisting solely of the Grand Old Favourites
Even so an occasional trade might pay provided one could develop a
really reliable indicator of impending change
Dividend trend changes signal impending price changes in most classes of
What makes a rising star a long-term investment grade share.
Its all about market capitalisation.
Balance sheet statistics that distinguish the top-performers.
Tightly-held shares should in theory under-perform the average, but if
they have quality credentials they outperform it.
What a company does with its undistributed profits distinguishes the
Introducing the concept of measured risk.
Comparing the relative risk ratings of various categories of
The degree of risk you can cope with depends upon age and
Diversifying a portfolio is just as much about balancing categories of
shares as it is about numbers.
capital growth versus income growth
Most investors believe that share selection is all about aggregate price
growth when in truth many actually need income growth. Appreciating the
The nuts and bolts of putting together a portfolio tailored to one’s
Learning how to anticipate those regularly recurring market crashes
and how to take avoiding action.
It is one thing to be able to choose the best shares and quite another
to know when to buy and sell.
Learning how to recognise a few simple technical analysis patterns can
greatly assist your buying and selling.
Understanding why pyramid companies are seldom attractive for investors.
Understanding the difference between Ordinary and Preference shares and
why they pay a higher dividend.
High management fees and poor returns have made unit trusts relatively