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.
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.
Contrary to belief, markets are anything but efficient. That’s because they’re made up of human beings. Here, John Stepek explains how to stop your gut feeling from leading you astray.
One of the most frequently mentioned topics in the financial news is inflation. But what exactly is it and how does it affect the economy? Matthew Partridge explains the basics of inflation.
John Stepek gives a brief rundown of the risks involved in the main investment asset classes, and how to avoid losing all your money.
Investing is all about making your money work for you. And there are two main ways to do this, says John Stepek. Here, he explains what they are.
Not putting all your eggs in one basket is one of the oldest pieces of investment advice. So how do you start to build your portfolio, and what should you buy? John Stepek explains.
If you want to invest in stocks and shares, you’re going to have to get yourself a stockbroker. It’s a lot easier and a lot cheaper than it might sound, says Phil Oakley. Here, he explains how to find a broker.
Putting your pension in order may fill you with dread – or boredom, says John Stepek. But if you want to fund anything but the most basic of lifestyles on retirement, you should take action now.
You don’t need to hire the best accountants to protect your investments from the taxman. You can do it yourself, says John Stepek. Here’s how.