When it comes to selling shares, special tax rules apply that can trip up an unwary investor. Tim Bennett introduces HMRC’s share matching rules in this final video in the capital gains tax series.
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Before you sell an investment, you need to think about the tax on any profits you make. In this video, Tim Bennett introduces capital gains tax.
Firms seeking new capital will often turn to private equity to get it. Tim Bennett explains why, and also why the industry has taken such a battering in recent years.
Investors can easily be bamboozled by accounting jargon such as depreciation and amortisation. Here Tim Bennett explains what these words mean and how to deal with them.
Complex financial products may sound like great buys. But as Tim Bennett explains, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
While many investors dismiss trying to time the markets as a mug’s game, it may be possible after all. Tim Bennett explains how using this simple technique.
A group of shadowy investors called the ‘bond vigilantes’ is said to be stalking central banks, ready to pull the plug on bond prices at any moment. Here, Tim Bennett explains why in reality they are a bit of a myth.
From this autumn, you’ll be able to tuck away shares quoted on London’s small-cap market in your Individual Savings Account (Isa). That’s great news, says Tim Bennett, albeit with one big caveat.
Before you rush in to investments on the basis that ‘insiders’ are buying, bear in mind three crucial tests, says Tim Bennett.
Investing in shares for the long term can be done two ways. You can invest one big lump, or regularly drip a series of smaller amounts in – ‘pound cost averaging’. Tim Bennett explains the pros and cons of both.