Monday, 28 April 2008

Investment advice

Above, a nest-egg, or more simply, an egg.

Below, here it is again with all the other eggs, in one basket. The mistake is an obvious one, and it's not even a very sturdy looking basket.

Counting chicks would certainly be most premature in these circumstances. But should you be lucky enough to be see your investment mature, then simply counting will not be enough to ascertain the true value of your capital gain. Below is a device that you may find helpful.

All images from The Henwife by the Hon. Mrs. Arbuthnott, published by Thomas C. Jack, 45 Ludgate Hill, London, in the year 1887.

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