Getting started with investing can be confusing. There is a lot of financial information out there, but much of it assumes so much prior knowledge, or is couched in jargon so obscure, that it soon becomes meaningless.
MoneyWeek can help you understand the basics of investing, by presenting clear information in simple terms. On these pages, we'll introduce you to the essential concepts of investing, giving you the confidence to get started on the road to financial freedom.
It’s important to get your house in order before you start buying shares. Here’s how to lay the foundations for successful investing.
Gold is the ultimate insurance policy – an essential part of your portfolio. Here’s how to invest in it.
It makes a lot of sense to open a stocks and shares Isa. But what should you put in it? John Stepek explains why passive funds are an ideal investment.
Merryn Somerset Webb looks at the differences between active and passive funds.
There are two main types of fund out there for investors to invest in. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how they work, and which is her favourite.
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.
Play your cards right and you may never have to pay a penny of tax on any of your investments. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at tax wrappers.
How do you go about putting all of your assets together? Matthew Partridge explains the art of portfolio construction.
Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
In the latest of our beginner’s guides to investing, Merryn Somerset Webb explains the basics of bonds.
When people talk about investing they are usually talking about buying and holding the shares of companies listed on a stock exchange. But what does this actually mean? What is a share and what do you get if you buy one?