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If you’re completely new to investing, read these articles first

Two things to do before you put a penny in the stock market

It’s important to get your house in order before you start buying shares. Here’s how to lay the foundations for successful investing.

How to achieve your financial goals

If you’re investing for a comfortable retirement, then you’ve got to beat inflation. And there’s really only one way to do that – here’s how.

Five reasons why you can beat the City

If you think you don’t stand a chance against the City’s sharpest fund managers, think again. When it comes to investing, you’ve got the edge.


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.


Bond King Jeffrey Gundlach is bullish on gold

The ‘new bond king’, Jeffrey Gundlach, believes gold has fallen as far as it can go.

Invest in the rise of alternative finance

Peer-to-peer lending firms are increasingly disrupting traditional banking. John Stepek looks at how to profit from this alternative finance revolution.

How to build your nest egg

These three simple pointers will guide you through the pensions maze, says David C Stevenson.

The real threat Ukraine poses to your portfolio

Markets have barely reacted to the crisis going on in Ukraine, says John Stepek. Should investors be more worried, or is there another threat?

Why a good broker is worth paying for

Shareholder meetings play a crucial part in investing. Bengt Saelensminde reveals three ways of making sure your voice is heard.

Don’t get too comfortable – the eurozone crisis isn’t over yet

The scrum to get hold of Greek bonds isn’t a sign that the eurozone crisis is over, says John Stepek. Another flare-up could be around the corner.

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