n Personal Finance Newsletter - A case for unlisted shares? : alternative investments




Extracted from text ... Moneyweb's PERSONAL FINANCE August 2005 3 ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS UNLISTED shares hold a romantic appeal for many investors. The idea of nurturing small start-up companies and at the same time gleaning a financial reward is certainly engaging. Imagine, for example, that you had bought shares in Pick 'n Pay when it was still a fledgling company. That investment would have paid for itself many, many times over. However, the reality is that the recent history of unlisted shares has been less than stellar. In fact, the success rate of shares touted by unlisted-share peddlers in the past five years has been ..


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