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Get Started in Shares by Glen Arnold

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chapter 3

What you receive from the company

Whereas companies routinely reward their shareholders with higher dividends, no company in the history of finance, going back as far as the Medicis, has rewarded its bondholders by raising the interest on a bond.

Peter Lynch*

Once you have bought your shares there are three ways of benefiting from them:

  • A regular flow of income – dividends
  • A rise in price of the shares – capital gain
  • Various gifts and discounts from the company – shareholder perks

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