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.
Many investors rely on the ‘earnings per share’ figure to give an idea of a company’s profitability. But it can be misleading. Tim Bennett explains why.
Venture Capital Trusts are risky investments that could well see you lose your money. So why would anyone want to invest in them? Ruth Jackson explains.
Some of the best-value stocks are to be found in Asia. But how easy is it for UK-based investors to buy overseas stocks? The answer is that it’s a lot easier than you might think. Cris Sholto Heaton picks the best brokers.
Tim Bennett explains workings of the financial markets, and gives three rules of thumb for novice investors.
Contrarian investors should take note… a company with poor customer service has less to lose from bad PR.
When opening a share-dealing account, most investors focus on which shares they want to buy and how much it will cost. But ignore the small print at your peril.
Once you understand the mechanics of spread betting, how do you get good at it? Tim Bennett runs through three top tips.
As Greek debt woes continue, the euro has been taking a battering. So too has sterling as investors wonder whether a sovereign debt crisis could hit the UK next. So how can you take advantage?
One of the best things about spread bets is the fact you can make a lot of money fast. However, you can lose it fast too. So why not give one-touch betting a go?