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Portfolio building: How to go it alone and do it yourself
Investment strategy

Portfolio building: How to go it alone and do it yourself

So you’ve decided to take charge of your own money. But before you invest a penny, you need to think about how you are going to put together your inve…
15 Nov 2012
How do you know when a market is cheap?
Investment strategy

How do you know when a market is cheap?

The way to make money from investing is to buy when markets are cheap and sell when they're expensive. Here, John Stepek explains one simple way to te…
6 Nov 2012
How to pick a good investment trust
Investment strategy

How to pick a good investment trust

Unlike most actively managed funds, investment trusts often beat the wider market. Here, Phil Okaley explains what they are, and how you can find the …
2 Nov 2012
How to value companies that own lots of assets
Investment strategy

How to value companies that own lots of assets

For some asset-rich companies, it's not necessarily their earnings that makes them attractive investments, says Tim Bennett. Here, he explains the bes…
19 Oct 2012
How you can get an investing edge over the professionals
Investment strategy

How you can get an investing edge over the professionals

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…
12 Oct 2012
How to find great companies
Investment strategy

How to find great companies

One of the most important steps in investing is to make sure you only buy good or great companies. So what makes a great company? Phil Oakley explains…
21 Sep 2012
The three main investment styles: income, value, and growth
Investment strategy

The three main investment styles: income, value, and growth

Investing can seem complicated, but, in fact, it all boils down to three simple approaches. Phil Oakley explains what they are and how you can use the…
7 Sep 2012
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How to protect your shares from bad company management
Investment strategy

How to protect your shares from bad company management

There is one thing that small shareholders can use to protect their shares from bad management decisions: dividends. John Stepek explains how.
31 Aug 2012
What is an index?
Investment strategy

What is an index?

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.
15 Aug 2012
What you need to know about funds
Funds

What you need to know about funds

One of the most basic investment products is the fund. John Stepek explains the basics of funds, including the difference between active and passive f…
9 Aug 2012
A beginner’s guide to inflation
Economy

A beginner’s guide to inflation

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 Par…
3 Aug 2012
Which investments are safer, and which are more risky?
Investment strategy

Which investments are safer, and which are more risky?

John Stepek gives a brief rundown of the risks involved in the main investment asset classes, and how to avoid losing all your money.
2 Aug 2012