Investor toolkit

11 investment terms broken down and explained

Jargon Buster: We run through 11 key investment terms that you need to know.

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The one question every investor should ask themselves before buying a share

DIY Investor Toolkit: We reveal the one question all investors should ask themselves when sizing up a potential share investment.

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How to boost investment returns from a quirk of maths

DIY Investor Toolkit: We reveal the one thing that investors of all persuasions should not underestimate. 

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Here’s why it is worth investing small amounts

DIY Investor Toolkit: Here’s how far £100 a month can go in the stock market over five years.

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Should investors avoid the most popular funds?

When there are a couple of thousand funds to choose from, do-it-yourself investors face an overwhelming amount of choice; but help is at hand to condense the list down to a shortlist. 

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DIY Investor Toolkit: Is the Lifetime Isa a good choice for you?

Another tax year, another Isa. Since the 2016 Spring Budget, savers and investors have had a new product to add to the growing list of different Isas that are now available: the Lifetime Isa (Lisa).

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I'm a DIY investor in my 20s: the mistakes and lessons I have learnt

Three years ago I decided to get some 'skin in the game' and open my first stocks and shares Isa account.

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How often do I need to make changes to my portfolio?

First things first, as previously highlighted in our DIY Toolkit series, before you start investing you need to think about your goals, how lo

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DIY investor toolkit: ready-made portfolios to buy and hold

Building your own portfolio takes time and effort, which can prove a bit daunting for some first-time investors.

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