The Investors Monthly Manual
The Investors Monthly Manual, a record of The London Exchange, exists in hard copy for the period from 1871 to 1930, the peak of the colonial era. The London market was the most active market in the world at this time, trading not only domestic securities, but sovereign debt from all over the world as well as the equity and debt of foreign companies. The IMM records prices, dividends and capitalization, as well as other potentially useful information. The articles in the IMM detail issues of current interest to investors over the 70-year period.
The conversion of the Investors Monthly Manual to digital form is a project of the International Center for Finance at Yale University. This newspaper is available on-line in both PDF and DjVu formats. Presented here are just the first 11 issues of the newspaper. The PDF links below will open the corresponding issues from the Yale server. The DjVu links below will open the corresponding issues from the PlanetDjVu server. The JBIG2-PDF links below will open the corresponding issues from the PlanetDjVu server.
The DjVu issue samples here have been re-OCRed to a much higher level of recognition accuracy, and they have been "sepia-toned".
The JBIG2-compressed PDF files have also been OCRed to a higher level of accuracy, and the JBIG2 compression method produces the smallest files in this comparison.
To learn more aboutThe Investors Monthly Manual, and to see the original DjVu files, visit the project homepage at: http://icf.som.yale.edu/imm/html/index.shtml.
In the table below, click on the size to open that file:
Click here to see a full-text search demonstration using 24 issues of The Investor's Monthly Report in DjVu format, using single-page indexing.