John Stepek compares forward to trailing price/earnings ratios to see which is best for valuing shares.
If you're new to investing, but aren't sure how to go about it, MoneyWeek's 'how to invest' pages are the 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.
If you’re new to investing, read these articles first
Four simple but effective ideas for building a portfolio
David C Stevenson’s three-part series on how to set up a long-term regular savings plan using five simple investment trusts.
Having 40 years to invest can free you up to take risks in the big themes of the next few decades, says David C Stevenson. Here, he picks four of the best funds to buy for the long term.
A simple, easy to manage portfolio of our favourite investment trusts, selected by Merryn Somerset Webb, offering defensiveness, stability, exposure to growth, and some income.
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Critics claim new rules will reduce the funds available for research. Is it time to say goodbye to analysts, asks Matthew Partridge.
Active management can work if a fund is small and focused. Adam Rackley has big plans, he tells Merryn Somerset Webb.
Research suggests that careful reading of a company’s annual report can pay off. In particular, says Matthew Partridge, there are four “red flags” to watch out for.
Government bonds look increasingly poor value, but you can still earn a good income from more specialist investment opportunities, says Jon Rebak.
Online tools make it much easier to analyse potential investments. Cris Sholto Heaton looks at the options.
Investing can make a rewarding hobby – but go carefully, especially if you’re managing others’ money too.