How to invest

If you’re new to investing, but aren’t sure how to go about it, MoneyWeek’s ‘how to invest’ pages are place for you.

Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about investing, from the basics, to tips on strategies, building a portfolio, what to buy and asset allocation. We’ve got videos and articles for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

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Choosing the right investment platform for you

When it comes to buying shares and funds to put in your Isa, there are several investing platforms to choose from.

Also known as fund supermarkets, they all offer various fee structures to suit individual investing habits.

Compare broker prices and services here.

The lowdown on passive investing

Video tutorial: the lowdown on passive investing

Passive investing is one of the cheapest ways to invest. Ed Bowsher explains how it works, and what to watch out for.

A beginner's guide to bonds

Video tutorial: a beginner's guide to bonds

It’s easy to become confused about bonds – the term covers a wide range of financial products, many of which are very different from each other. In this video, Ed Bowsher offers a simple explanation of the main types of bond.

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Beat flatlining interest rates with the 5% solution

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The “new normal” of below 2% is bad news for income-orientated investors – but accept a bit of risk and there’s still money to be made, says David C Stevenson.

The 5% solution

It could be time to move beyond the conventional balanced portfolio, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and take a little risk.

The world’s greatest investors: David F Swensen

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David F Swensen, Yale University’s chief investment officer, suggests building a diversified portfolio using low-cost index funds, bonds and real estate.

Should you buy active or passive funds?

Merryn Somerset Webb looks at the differences between active and passive funds.

When investing, don’t run with the herd

The human “herding” instinct is also what fuels market bubbles and crashes, says Matthew Partridge.

The most important investment trend of 2016

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Stocks once held in contempt are making a comeback as investors shift from growth to value. John Stepek explains why value investing makes sense, and why its time has finally come.

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