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Savings and Investments: Theoretical Underpinnings of Investment Theories of Finance and the Taxation Regime on Investments in United Kingdom


  • Dissanayake, D.M.N.S.W.


Each and every individual require money not only for day today activities but also for investment needs as well. Having the investment might be the correct explanation for an individual since by this he is able to get the improved life for his prospect. Basically this assessment discusses some theoretical underpinnings of savings and investments. These two notions are topical contexts in behavioral research. Basically the notion of investment theory comprises with theories such as Efficient Market Hypothesis, Greater Fool Theory, Fifty Percent Principle, Odd Lot Theory, Rational Expectations Theory, Prospect Theory (Loss-Aversion Theory), and the Short Interest Theory. Investment strategies can be classified into four categories, namely; the fundamental approach, the psychological approach, the academic approach and the electric approach. A detailed analysis has given pertaining to those approaches. Further a detailed analysis has also given pertaining to the UK tax regime on investments.

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  • Dissanayake, D.M.N.S.W., 2012. "Savings and Investments: Theoretical Underpinnings of Investment Theories of Finance and the Taxation Regime on Investments in United Kingdom," MPRA Paper 40855, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:40855

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    1. Isabelle Huault & V. Perret & S. Charreire-Petit, 2007. "Management," Post-Print halshs-00337676, HAL.
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    Investments; Investment theories; Savings; Taxation regime;

    JEL classification:

    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • O16 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue

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