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The assets to buy now – July 2015

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s July's take on the major assets to buy now.

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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.



Why I worry about Grexit

The Greek people have been left shocked and confused, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Why should the markets be any different?

Three reasons to worry about Greece – and what to do to protect your wealth

With the Greek crisis gripping Europe, it’s time to take action to protect your portfolio. John Stepek explains how.

What you missed at the MoneyWeek conference

Our annual investment shindig took place on 12 June. It was a fantastic day – John Stepek reviews some of the highlights.

Three ways to avoid the great foreign exchange rip-off

Foreign exchange is often a complete rip-off. Cris Sholto Heaton reveals where to look to get a better deal on your holiday money.

The website taking fund managers to task

For years, we’ve been carping on about how fund managers overtrade, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Now there’s a website to hold them to account.

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.

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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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