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I wish I knew what bitcoin was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
What is bitcoin
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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.
25 Jan 2022
Too embarrassed to ask: what is a deficit?
What is a deficit?
Too embarrassed to ask

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…
11 Jan 2022
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 …
5 Jan 2022
I wish I knew what a share was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
What is a share?
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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?
4 Jan 2022
I wish I knew what momentum investing was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
What is momentum investing
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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…
21 Dec 2021
I wish I knew what an IPO was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

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.
13 Dec 2021
I wish I knew what a bond was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

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…
7 Dec 2021
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What is a dividend yield?
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What is a dividend yield?

Learn what a dividend yield is and what it can tell investors about a company in MoneyWeek's latest “too embarrassed to ask” video.
7 Dec 2021
I wish I knew what ESG investing was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

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…
30 Nov 2021
I wish I knew what a tracker fund was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

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. Here's what that means.
9 Nov 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what is a p/e ratio?
Too embarrassed to ask

Too embarrassed to ask: what is a p/e ratio?

Find out how to use the price/earnings ratio (p/e ratio for short) – a useful starting place for investors looking to value a company.
2 Nov 2021
I wish I knew what a stock split was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

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”.
24 Oct 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what is a “real return”?
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Too embarrassed to ask: what is a “real return”?

MoneyWeek's latest "too embarrassed to ask” video explains what a real return is and why it's so important for investors.
12 Oct 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what is a tax wrapper?
Too embarrassed to ask

Too embarrassed to ask: what is a tax wrapper?

From ISAs and Sipps to venture capital trusts and enterprise investment schemes, MoneyWeek explains what a tax wrapper is and how it can protect your …
5 Oct 2021
I wish I knew what moral hazard was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what moral hazard was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

The term “moral hazard” comes from the insurance industry in the 18th century. But what does it mean today?
28 Sep 2021
I wish I knew what contagion was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what contagion was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Most of us probably know what “contagion” is in a biological sense. But it also crops up in financial markets. Here's what it means.
21 Sep 2021
I wish I knew what a marginal tax rate was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a marginal tax rate was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Your marginal tax rate is simply the tax rate you pay on each extra pound of income you earn. Here's how that works.
14 Sep 2021
I wish I knew what stagflation was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what stagflation was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Traditionally, economists and central bankers worry about inflation or recession. But there is one thing worse than both: stagflation. Here's what it …
7 Sep 2021
I wish I knew what a drawdown was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a drawdown was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Drawdowns are an unfortunate part of an investor’s life. But what exactly is a drawdown?
31 Aug 2021
I wish I knew what the metaverse was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what the metaverse was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

The term “metaverse” sounds like something out of a science fiction novel (and it is). But what does it actually mean?
24 Aug 2021
I wish I knew what the gold standard was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what the gold standard was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

These days, most currencies are "fiat" currencies backed by the economies of the countries that issue them. But in days gone by currencies were on the…
17 Aug 2021
I wish I knew what tapering was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what tapering was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Tapering is the reduction in quantitative easing provided by a central bank. But how does it work?
11 Aug 2021