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.
Reinvesting your dividends is the surest way to making big profits, says Phil Oakley. Here he explains everything you need to know about buying stocks with large dividend yields.
There is one thing that small shareholders can use to protect their shares from bad management decisions: dividends. John Stepek explains how.
What is a share, why do companies sell them, and why should you consider buying them? John Stepek goes back to the adventures of 16th century explorers and traders to find out.
We are all hardwired to make stupid investment decisions, says John Stepek. But by remembering this simple manta, you could save yourself from making some very costly mistakes.
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be a cheap way to gain access to almost any market. But there are three types of ETF you should stay well clear of. John Stepek explains.
How the two types of passive fund – trackers and ETFs – work, the differences between them, and how to keep your costs down when you invest in them.
Funds that set out to match the performance of a given index are popular with investors. But what exactly makes up an index? John Stepek explains.
John Stepek explains why you should always go for a passive fund over an active one, and outlines the two main types to choose from.
One of the most basic investment products is the fund. John Stepek explains the basics of funds, including the difference between active and passive funds, and when you should choose one over the other.