UK Individual Shareholders Society
IMPROVING YOUR INVESTMENT SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
One of our key objectives (see Objects) is to improve our members’ investment performance, and ensure the value of their investments is protected. One way we aim to do this is by providing educational resources so members can develop their investment skills. We deliver this via web resources and other means. For those new to stock market investment, we suggest you read this web page first: Basics. It covers how to hold your shares, selecting a stockbroker, constructing a portfolio, selecting companies for investment, investment trusts, monitoring your investments and attending General Meetings. Further information pages available from that page cover matters such as fundamental analysis, unprofitable companies, avoiding duds and our AIM company scorecard.
New, or even experienced, investors may care to look at our recommended reading list which provides a sound basis for understanding stock market investment: Reading_List
If you have any questions about the general process of investment, about the legal,
regulatory or taxation aspects, about where to get more advice, on topical issues
related to stock market companies, or other questions of a more general nature, then
we would be glad to assist. Go to our Contact page to get that advice. If we cannot
help directly, we may well be able to tell you where you can get further assistance.
But note that we cannot provide individual investment advice because apart from the
fact we don’t know your personal circumstances, we are legally barred from doing
so. Neither can we give you specific advice if you are involved in a legal dispute
with a company or a third party. Please refer to our Legal page for the limitations
of what we can do for members or non-
One thing you can be assured of is that any information supplied by ShareSoc will be unbiased. There is lots of free “advice” available in the financial sector but much of it is produced by people who want you to use their services or are promoting particular investments. The best value investments are often little promoted because they don’t carry the cost of this active marketing. Similarly most free web sites are paid for by the advertising that appears on them, with the result that there is a bias towards what their advertisers wish to promote.
UK STOCK MARKET STATISTICS
For some background information on the UK stock market, and the investors in it, go to this web page: Market_Statistics
Please don’t ask for individual advice on investments as ShareSoc cannot give it.
We cannot advise you whether to buy or sell specific shares, or give you advice on your personal investment strategy.
Did you find this information useful? If so why not join ShareSoc and help to support our activities? Go here for more formation: Membership
WARNING ABOUT INVESTMENT SCAMS
If you are new to the investment scene and are concerned that you may be defrauded,
please go to this web page: Investment-