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Too embarrassed to ask: what is short selling?
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Too embarrassed to ask: what is short selling?

Short sellers are often accused of unfairly driving share prices down to make a quick buck. But short selling is a perfectly legitimate – if risky – t…
26 Jan 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what is book value?
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Too embarrassed to ask: what is book value?

A popular way to value a company is to use the price/book ratio, which compares a company’s share price with its book value. But what is book value?
19 Jan 2021
I wish I knew what a SPAC was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
TETA- What is a SPAC?
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I wish I knew what a SPAC was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

A financial instrument called a “special purpose acquisition company”, or SPAC for short, is growing increasingly popular in the US stockmarkets. But …
12 Jan 2021
I wish I knew what an investment trust was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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I wish I knew what an investment trust was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

“Active” investment funds come in two main varieties, one of which is investment trusts. But what exactly is an investment trust?
5 Jan 2021
I wish I knew what an IPO was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask: what is an IPO?
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I wish I knew what an IPO was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

When a private company decides to sell shares in itself on the stockmarket for the first time, it conducts an “IPO”. Here's what that means.
15 Dec 2020
Why investors should remain optimistic
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Why investors should remain optimistic

Watch Bankers Investment Truest lead manager reflect on the events of 2020 and look forward to the markets in 2021.
7 Dec 2020
Too embarrassed to ask: what are “bulls” and “bears”?
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Too embarrassed to ask: what are “bulls” and “bears”?

Two common terms you’ll hear when reading about markets are “bulls” and “bears”. But what do they mean? 
1 Dec 2020
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Too embarrassed to ask: what is value investing?
Too embarrassed to ask

Too embarrassed to ask: what is value investing?

When you start investing, one of the first concepts you’re likely to encounter is “value investing”. But what exactly is it?
24 Nov 2020
I wish I knew what a bubble was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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I wish I knew what a bubble was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Even if you don’t pay a lot of attention to markets or investing, you’ve probably heard the term “bubble”. But what exactly is it?
17 Nov 2020
I wish I knew what bitcoin was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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I wish I knew what bitcoin was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

This week, we explain just what bitcoin is – and why the cryptocurrency is so revolutionary.
11 Nov 2020
Jim Mellon: what to buy for the next 20 years
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Jim Mellon: what to buy for the next 20 years

Merryn talks to Jim Mellon about the themes he's investing in for the next couple of decades, including longevity, the agrarian revolution and the env…
5 Nov 2020
Too embarrassed to ask: what is a deficit?
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Too embarrassed to ask: what is a deficit?

When we talk about government spending and the public finances, we often hear the word ‘deficit’ being used. But what is a deficit, and why does it ma…
3 Nov 2020
I wish I knew what a share was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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I wish I knew what a share was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

When people talk about investing, they often refer to putting money into “shares”, or buying “stocks and shares”. But what is a share anyway?
28 Oct 2020
I wish I knew what negative interest rates were, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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I wish I knew what negative interest rates were, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

There’s been a lot of talk from the Bank of England recently about introducing “negative interest rates”. So what on earth are they, and what would th…
20 Oct 2020
I wish I knew what momentum investing was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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I wish I knew what momentum investing was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Momentum investing – the opposite of the “buy low, sell high” advice – is based on the observation that trends in the stockmarket can continue for lon…
13 Oct 2020
I wish I knew what asset allocation was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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I wish I knew what asset allocation was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Asset allocation is the process of dividing your investments between different asset classes, such as shares, bonds, property, cash and gold. Here's h…
6 Oct 2020
I wish I knew what a bond was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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I wish I knew what a bond was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

When thinking of investing many people automatically think of the stockmarket. But there is another market – the bond market. So what exactly is a bon…
29 Sep 2020
I wish I knew what ESG investing was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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I wish I knew what ESG investing was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

ESG investing – investing with a focus on environmental, social and governance issues – is the latest incarnation of ethical investing. Here's what it…
23 Sep 2020
I wish I knew what a stock split was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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I wish I knew what a stock split was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Discover what a "stock split" is, and how it expects the share price in this week's “too embarrassed to ask”.
16 Sep 2020
I wish I knew what an emerging market was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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I wish I knew what an emerging market was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

This week's “too embarrassed to ask” explains what emerging markets are, and why you might want to invest in them.
9 Sep 2020
I wish I knew what a tracker fund was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
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I wish I knew what a tracker fund was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Instead of trying to beat the market, tracker funds – also known as “passive” funds – try to track its performance.
2 Sep 2020