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.
For some asset-rich companies, it’s not necessarily their earnings that makes them attractive investments, says Tim Bennett. Here, he explains the best way to work out how much you should pay for them.
The ‘multibagger’ – a stock that returns your original investment many times over – is the Holy Grail of investing. Tim Bennett explains how to go about finding one.
When it comes to research, most professional investors are lazy, says Phil Oakley. Here, he explains how spending a little time getting to know a firm’s annual report can earn you big profits.
‘Real’ assets are popular with investors at the moment. But what are they and how do they fit in to your portfolio? John Stepek explains.
Once dismissed as primitive and irrelevant, gold has been rediscovered by investors. Little wonder, says John Stepek. Here, he explains why gold is an essential part of your portfolio.
One of the most common mistakes investors make is to pay too much for a share. So how do you know what the right price for a stock is? Phil Oakley explains.
It’s not always easy to spot bubbles. And even if you do spot them, they can be hard to resist. Here, John Stepek explains how to overcome your natural biases and avoid buying overpriced investments.
The price/earnings ratio is a useful tool when it comes to deciding whether you should buy a particular stock or not. But it does have its weaknesses. Tim Bennett explains.
Tim Bennett explains everything you need to know about the price/earnings ratio, the single, easy-to-calculate number that can tell you whether a stock is cheap or expensive.