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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Can cash really trump shares?

Conventional wisdom holds that shares are the best place for your money in the long term, and cash in the short. But is this accurate, asks Natalie Stanton.

Should I buy discounted trusts?

We’re keen on investment trusts at MoneyWeek, so should you snap them up at a discount? Sarah Moore reports.

Should you short shares?

You can also take advantage of a fall in the price of a share, or any other asset, by “shorting” it. Matthew Partridge explains how it works.

What will you do when banking dies?

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Central banks have been aggressive in their attempts to boost growth. But all they will achieve is the debasement of the currency. That presages disaster, says Dan Denning.

There’s no shame in holding cash


Cash is horribly underrated as an asset class, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The smart money will buy on Brexit

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Overzealous investors may well flee stocks if Britain votes out, says Matthew Lynn – just the opportunity for canny investors to snap up some bargains.

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