Book Reviews

Business Perspective Investing – Why Financial Numbers Are Not Important When Picking Shares

Roger Lawson, is an active private investor who has made important contributions to the cause of private investment through his involvement with both UKSA and ShareSoc.  He is also pugnacious, stubbornly pursuing a good number of important campaigns over the years, including on the disenfranchisement of investors in nominee accounts and on the failures at RBOS, Lloyds Bank and others.  He writes interesting and topical blogs (https://roliscon.blog*) on investment matters and is himself a successful investor. All this means that he ...

Business Perspective Investing – Why Financial Numbers Are Not Important When Picking Shares

153 pages. Paperback £13.25, Kindle £9.95. Roger Lawson has recently published a new book, Business Perspective Investing - Why Financial Numbers Are Not Important When Picking Shares. In it, he argues that financial ratios are not the most important thing to look at when selecting shares for investment.  More information on the book is available at https://www.roliscon.com/business-perspective-investing.html There are some principles explained in that book that helped Roger to avoid investing in Burford, in Quindell, in Carillion, in Silverdell and many other businesses with dubious ...