Investment basics

Investment trusts: an A to Z for beginner investors

Theyre dubbed a City ‘secret’, and beginner investors shouldn’t overlook this investment option.

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ESG investing: a checklist for beginner investors

We can’t all be Greta, but if you are interested in ESG investing, beware 50 shades of green and be prepared to do some research.

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Notes from a nervous investor: set and forget investing? Yes, please

A beginner investor recalls hunting for a stocks and shares Isa that wouldnt cost too much in either time or money.

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Notes from a nervous investor: how I got started

Do you want to start investing but dont know where to begin? Nina Kelly explains how she got stuck in.

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There’s no such thing as stupid questions from beginner investors

If you are keen to start investing, the industry is full of jargon, but keep your queries coming, urges Moira O’ Neill.

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How to invest in the stock market: a beginner’s guide

Investing in the stock market can appear daunting to a beginner, but equities beat cash and bonds over most medium and long-term periods.

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The FSCS' £85,000 limit: a beginner's guide

Although they may seem monolithic and indestructible, history has taught us that even the largest financial institutions are vulnerable to collapse.

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How to invest a windfall: a beginner's guide

Whether it's an inheritance, a redundancy payment or even a lottery win, receiving a windfall can transform your financial circumstances.

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How to navigate bear markets: a beginner's guide

Put simply, bull markets are sustained periods of market growth and bear runs are sustained periods of losses. Remember, bears attack by swiping 'down', while bulls throw their horns 'up'.

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