Short sellers get a bad press, says John Stepek. But if they target a company you invest in, you need to take action quickly.
If you're new to investing, but aren't sure how to go about it, MoneyWeek's 'how to invest' pages are the place for you.
Here, you'll find everything you need to know about investing, from the basics, to tips on strategies, building a portfolio, what to buy and asset allocation. We've got videos and articles for all levels, from beginner to advanced.
If you’re new to investing, read these articles first
Four simple but effective ideas for building a portfolio
David C Stevenson’s three-part series on how to set up a long-term regular savings plan using five simple investment trusts.
Having 40 years to invest can free you up to take risks in the big themes of the next few decades, says David C Stevenson. Here, he picks four of the best funds to buy for the long term.
A simple, easy to manage portfolio of our favourite investment trusts, selected by Merryn Somerset Webb, offering defensiveness, stability, exposure to growth, and some income.
All articles on how to invest
Investors are shunning active funds in favour of passive funds that track an underlying market index. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the change and asks if anything can save the active fund management industry.
Another fund manager had trouble with illiquid portfolio holdings this week. It’s starting to become a habit.
Star fund manager Neil Woodford got into trouble with small, illiquid assets. Scott Longley explains what investors should look out for when sizing up smaller companies.
Rumours of the demise of value investing have been exaggerated. John Stepek looks at what could reinvigorate the strategy.
Hedge funds have a habit of turning clients’ money into their own money, says Max King. Steer clear.
In the wake of Neil Woodford’s woes, fund manager H2O Asset Management has now been hit by concerns over illiquid assets in its portfolio. So how big a deal is this? And what can investors do about it? John Stepek explains.