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The Stock Exchange and Investment Analysis

1st Edition

By Richard J Briston


504 pages

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Originally published in 1973, Stock Exchange and Investment Analysis provides a detailed description of the London Stock Exchange and outlines both the principles and practice of finance, investment, and investment analysis. Split into four sections, the book provides critical analysis of the Stock Exchange and its functions, and the securities available to investors. It also addresses the latest developments in the field of investments and provides a detailed discussion on taxation and portfolio analysis. This book will be of interest to academics working in the field of finance and economics.

Table of Contents



Part I: The Stock Exchange – History, Functions and Criticism


1. The London Stock Exchange – Its History and Functions

2. The Structure and Dealing Mechanism of the London Stock Exchange

3. The New Issue Market

4. Recent Criticisms of the London Stock Exchange

Part II: Stock Exchange Securities and Other Investments

5. Fixed Interest Securities and their Characteristics

6. Variable Interest Securities

7. Investment Opportunities Outside the Stock Exchange

Part III: The Analysis of Investments

8. The Principles of Investment Analysis

9. The Information Available to an Investor

10. The Analysis of Company Accounts

11. Capital Gearing – Its Effects and Measurement

12. The Analysis of Stock Exchange Data: The Determination of Yield and Cover

13. The Analysis of Stock Exchange Data: Technical Analysis and Investment Theories

14. Recent Developments in the Field of Investment Analysis

Part IV: Taxation and Portfolio Analysis

15. The Effects of Taxation

16. The Principles of Portfolio Selection


17. Current Developments in the Field of Taxation Policy and Disclosure in Company Accounts


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Financial Markets

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1970 and 1996, draw together research by leading academics in the area of economic and financial markets, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine the stock exchange, capital cities as financial centres, international capital, the financial system, bond duration, security market indices and artificial intelligence applications on Wall Street, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of financial markets in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students of economics and finance respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General