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Too embarrassed to ask: what’s the difference between producer price inflation and consumer price inflation?
Difference between producer price inflation and consumer price inflation
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Too embarrassed to ask: what’s the difference between producer price inflation and consumer price inflation?

Two of the most important indicators for the economy are “producer price inflation” and “consumer price inflation”. But what are they and what do they…
13 Apr 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what is an ETF?
Too embarrassed to ask: exchange-traded fund
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Too embarrassed to ask: what is an ETF?

Many investors use ETFs, or exchange-traded funds, as part of a passive investment strategy. But what exactly is an ETF?
1 Apr 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what is a margin call?
Too embarrassed to ask: what is a margin call
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Too embarrassed to ask: what is a margin call?

If you borrow money to invest and it all goes wrong, you could face a “margin call” from your creditors. But what exactly does that mean?
30 Mar 2021
Charles Plowden: investing for the post-pandemic world
Merryn Somerset Webb interviews Charles Plowden
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Charles Plowden: investing for the post-pandemic world

Merryn talks to Charles Plowden of Baillie Gifford about how markets have changed over the years, how he invests and how the post-pandemic world might…
25 Mar 2021
To embarrassed to ask: what are voting rights?
Too embarrassed to ask: voting rights
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To embarrassed to ask: what are voting rights?

When you buy shares in a company, they entitle you to a proportion of the profits via dividends. As well as that they usually – but not always – come …
23 Mar 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what’s the difference between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension?
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Too embarrassed to ask: what’s the difference between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension?

Broadly speaking, there are two types of pension schemes – defined contributions and defined benefits. But what's the difference between them?
9 Mar 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what is fiscal drag?
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Too embarrassed to ask: what is fiscal drag?

How can politicians raise more tax revenue, without damaging their political popularity too badly? One way is by using “fiscal drag”. Here's what that…
2 Mar 2021
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Well positioned going into 2021
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Well positioned going into 2021

Ben Lofthouse, Fund Manager of Henderson International Income Trust, discusses the Trust's recent performance.
26 Feb 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what is technical analysis?
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Too embarrassed to ask: what is technical analysis?

Some investors don’t rely on a market or company’s fundamentals when assessing whether to buy or sell. They use “technical analysis” or “charting” ins…
23 Feb 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what is the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy?
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Too embarrassed to ask: what is the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy?

Governments and central banks have two main tools for influencing a country's economic growth: monetary policy and fiscal policy. But what are they, w…
16 Feb 2021
Brexit and UK smaller companies
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Brexit and UK smaller companies

Neil Hermon of Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust discusses the trust's recent performance.
15 Feb 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what is a hedge fund?
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Too embarrassed to ask: what is a hedge fund?

Hedge funds are often portrayed as shadowy institutions pulling the strings of the financial markets. But in reality, they are just like any other inv…
9 Feb 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what is the CAPE ratio?
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Too embarrassed to ask: what is the CAPE ratio?

Investors often use the price/earnings ratio to judge a stocks value. But that can be a flawed metric. Which is where the cyclically-adjusted price/ea…
2 Feb 2021
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
Too embarrassed to ask

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

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
Too embarrassed to ask: what is inflation?
Too embarrassed to ask

Too embarrassed to ask: what is inflation?

While coming up with a precise definition for inflation is tricky, for most of us it boils down to one simple question.
8 Dec 2020
Why investors should remain optimistic
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Why investors should remain optimistic

Watch Bankers Investment Trust lead manager reflect on the events of 2020 and look forward to the markets in 2021.
7 Dec 2020
A focus on income in the current environment
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A focus on income in the current environment

Watch Henderson High Income fund manager David Smith and Chairman of the Board Margaret Littlejohns discuss how the company is generating income.
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