Why spread bet?

In his latest video tutorial, Tim Bennett explains the advantages and disadvantages of spread betting as opposed to buying and selling shares.

For an example of how spread betting works in practice, see How spread betting works.

• This video is for general information only and is not intended to be relied upon by individuals in making (or not making) specific investment decisions. You should always obtain appropriate independent advice before making any such decision.

Video tutorial - why profit margins matter

Why profit margins are really useful

In this video, Ed Bowsher explains how to calculate a company’s profit margin, why it is the best way to evaluate profitability, and how you can use it when analysing a company.

Video tutorial: why hedge funds can be good news

Why hedge funds can be good news

Hedge funds perform a valuable service by weeding out overvalued shares. In this video, Ed Bowsher explains some of the things they look for when they’re hunting for shares to short.

Video tutorial - what is the current ratio?

What is the ‘current ratio’?

In his latest video, Ed Bowsher looks at the current ratio, which can help you see whether a company has sufficient resources to pay its bills in the near future.

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