Once you understand the basics of stock market investment, and start investing, you will encounter a number of more in-depth issues that you ought to understand to invest as successfully as possibly and avoid pitfalls. ShareSoc offers a comprehensive series of its own articles that help to explain some of the deeper “mysteries”, which are catalogued below.
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Understanding nominee accounts
Most investors’ shares are held in “nominee accounts”. Do you understand what this means for your rights and ownership? Once you understand the impact on your rights of the present nominee ownership system, support our shareholder rights campaign!
Personal CREST accounts
what they are and the benefits of using them, including a directory of brokers offering personal CREST accounts.
AIM Company Scorecard
A useful systematic tool developed by ShareSoc for evaluating potential AIM quoted investments.
Tax advantaged investments
Depending on your personal tax situation, these investments (such as VCTs and EIS qualifying investments) may offer particular advantages to you.
How to Run a Company Campaign
ShareSoc campaigns on both specific company issues and on individual shareholders’ wider concerns. We have been successful in obtaining change at a number of companies since we were founded and have influenced government policy and legislation. If you are considering forming a “shareholder action group” to tackle a specific company, you should read this note first: Shareholder Action Groups (a pdf document).