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.
The trouble with the financial services industry is that it is not interested in making money for you. It is interested in making money for itself. The best person to manage your money is you, says John Stepek. Here’s why.
We all know we need to put money aside for our retirement. But just how much do you need to save to enjoy the retirement you hope for? Phil Oakley explains.
Once you’ve got an investment pot together, periodically rebalancing your portfolio keeps your money working for you by buying cheap assets and selling those that have become expensive. Phil Oakley explains how it’s done.
On retirement, many of us will need to buy annuity to provide an income. But what is an annuity? Tim Bennett explains the different types, and what you need to know about each.
Doing a few basic calculations can save you a lot of heartache when investing. And one calculation stands head and shoulders above the others: the ‘return on capital employed’, or Roce.
Understanding how interest rates work is a crucial part of investing, says Phil Oakley. Here, he explains the various types of interest rate, and which is the most important for you.
Profit is vital to any successful business. But there are several ways to measure it. Tim Bennett explains what each one means, and which one you should use.
There is an easier, cheaper, and less risky way of investing property than buying to let – real estate investment trusts, or Reits. Here’s what a Reit is, and what to look out for when buying one.
So you’ve decided to take charge of your own money. But before you invest a penny, you need to think about how you are going to put together your investment portfolio.