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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.


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.



How to be a true contrarian

We all like to think we’re capable of defying the crowd. But as Andrew Van Sickle explains, being a true contrarian isn’t what most investors think.

Get ready to buy Chinese stocks

The recent rally in Chinese stocks has raised fears of a bubble – but this is a bull market that’s only just beginning, says Rupert Foster.

Why the pound is going up

The pound has hit five-year highs against many currencies, and it’s even taking on the mighty dollar. Dominic Frisby takes a look at what’s behind the pound’s impressive rise.

Lessons from the 'death bonds' debacle

‘Death bonds’ have recently run into trouble. John Stepek explains what they are, and what two lessons investors can learn from them.

ETFs are great investments for the long term too

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are growing in popularity with investors. Cris Sholto Heaton explains the differences between ETFs, and why you might choose to use them.

Could we do without estate agents?

With everything the internet has to offer, do you still need estate agents to sell your home, asks Merryn Somerset Webb. And John Stepek looks at how to go it alone.

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From ADRs to Z scores – all the terms you wish you understood, but were too embarrassed to ask about.

The Kids' Portfolio: the four best funds to buy for your children

Investing for your children's long-term future is an excellent idea. But what should you buy? The Kids' Portfolio is a simple collection of four funds intended to be tucked away for 20 to 40 years.

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