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Investing for Dummies, 4th UK Edition by Tony Levene

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Chapter 5

Being Aware of Small Print – and of Print that Isn’t There

In This Chapter

arrow Knowing that shares can go down as well as up

arrow Knowing that bonds can go bust

arrow Understanding that super-strategies can turn into sand

arrow Being aware that property investments can crumble

arrow Avoiding the tax-freedom trap

arrow Putting a stop to scamsters

So you’ve taken a long, hard look at how ready you are to take the risks inherent in investing. You know that you have to take chances and step, a little or a lot, into the financial unknown. And you know that if you aren’t prepared to take a risk, you stand no chance of beating the bank or the building society. And now you’ve made up your mind to invest rather than merely save. (If you haven’t taken a long, hard look at these things then you really, really need to. Look through Chapter 1 to make sure that you’re even ready to invest and check out Chapter 4, which ...

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