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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Metals and Miners


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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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Why I’m shorting this much-loved stock

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Electric-car maker Tesla is one of the darlings of the American stockmarket. But today, Dominic Frisby has decided to short it. Here, he explains why.

The world’s best stockpicker proves the case for passive investing

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Warren Buffett, the world’s most famous stockpicker, has just given an update on an eight-year-old bet he made on the benefits of passive investing. The results might surprise you.

Investors: just pretend everything is normal

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Markets are unstable. Companies are hugely in debt. And monetary policy is verging on the insane. So what should investors do? Nothing, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Small really is beautiful

Put simply, smaller companies tend to produce bigger returns over time. Matthew Partridge looks at the best ways to invest.

What monetary policy means for you

Monetary policy makes a difference to your investing. But what is it, and how does it affect the various things in your portfolio? Merryn Somerset Webb explains.

It’s time to buy bitcoin


The bull market in bitcoin is back on, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he looks at the digital currency’s “hype cycle” and explains how to get started with bitcoin.

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