Technology has completely transformed stockmarket investing abroad, just as it has at home. Not only is it now far easier to be fully informed about foreign companies, but it is simpler to trade in their shares and the whole process is so cheap that it takes only a tiny nibble out of your cash pile.
Stocks and Shares Beginner's Guides
Investing in the stock market can appear daunting to a beginner, but equities beat cash and bonds over most medium and long-term periods.
To a beginner, the stock market can appear rather daunting. But equities outperform cash and bonds over most medium and long-term periods and easy routes in are not hard to find.
In reality, with dismal returns on offer from banks and building societies, investing in shares provides an opportunity to hedge against rising inflation and achieve greater returns than cash, bonds and property.
In this new series we chart Kyle Caldwell’s journey to build his own equity portfolio.
Amid continuing market choppiness, we have gathered a range of tips from experts to help investors survive and thrive in volatile markets.
Checklists help you think more clearly, so you know when you've found what you're looking for.
Financial spread betting and contracts for difference are particularly useful during periods of high market volatility because they are relatively quick to trade.
What are the arguments for and against investing in the casino end of the stock market - the small, cheap companies that might hit the big time.
While there's some risk involved, there are many reasons why it pays to invest in stocks and shares if you're putting money away for the long term.
When companies come looking for cash, ask what it's for before you bite.
IPOs sometimes deliver spectacular first-day profits, but more often than not you should play a longer game.