How to invest

How can I invest £2,000 over a 12-month period?

I'm writing for some guidance, as unfortunately I have no peers or family who are into investing. I am under no illusion that you can strike it rich in five minutes.

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Tactical Asset Allocator: opportunities for dip buyers after October sell-off

The reversal of the sudden technology stock slide that sank stock markets in early October should help revive equity and bond values.

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The best way to invest in Asian smaller companies

Investors can capture rewards by investing in Asia’s smaller companies. But focusing on company growth is not enough for equity investors in this space to make the best returns.

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Global trusts can provide defensive diversification

Trusts in the global sector can adjust their exposure to different regions – a useful defence when macroeconomic troubles loom.

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ETFs can help protect returns from the dent made by active fund fees

Fund fees have fallen overall, but passive investments still offer the best defence against erosion of returns, writes Jose Garcia-Zarate.

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How to profit from the electric car boom

Revolutionary progress in the electric vehicle market is driving a surge in demand for advanced car batteries and related commodities.

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Investors are backing gold to shine in 2019; but expect further falls for UK shares

On the whole investors are adopting a cautious stance, according to findings from two separate surveys.

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The 10 best-performing funds of 2018

The key to outperforming the market in 2018 was to run a portfolio with a concentration of large high-growth US tech companies.

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15 top fund managers name their best ever investment

We ask leading fund managers to name their best ever investment, here are the results. 

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ETFs can help protect returns from the dent made by active fund fees

Fund fees have fallen overall, but passive investments still offer the best defence against erosion of returns, writes Jose Garcia-Zarate.

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Why stock market falls have a silver lining for income seekers

In a year that saw stock markets around the world turn into a sea of red, the FTSE 100 was exceptional only in being more unpopular than most.

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Diversification in investing: the old rules no longer apply

A diversified portfolio was once a straightforward way for investors to respond to escalating market uncertainty, but not any more. We outline the new rules.

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How to invest in bonds: a beginner’s guide

Why do US interest rates and inflation forecasts affect bond yields? We explain the workings of a confusing asset class.

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Investors are backing gold to shine in 2019; but expect further falls for UK shares

On the whole investors are adopting a cautious stance, according to findings from two separate surveys.

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UK house prices rose marginally in November, but uncertainty means market is sluggish

House price growth picked up last month, but the market remains subdued as an uncertain economy and the squeeze on household budgets continue to dampen demand.

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