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Insights for First Time Investors entering The Stock Market

Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the world of money, investing and finance to help you get on the path to a secure financial future

First Time Investors

Everything you need to know about what’s happening in the world of money, investing and finance to help you get on the path to a secure financial future.

  • How to be a successful DIY investor

    Becoming a DIY investor means making your investment decisions without having to pay for financial advice. This might seem a daunting prospect, but this article will help you by equipping you with the basics of portfolio construction, management and strategy.

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  • The cash conundrum: dealing with the cruelest tax

    Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the economic landscape of the last decade won’t need reminding that the value of investments can go down as well as up.

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  • How to choose and open a Stocks and Shares ISA

    An Individual Savings Account (ISA) is a flexible and tax-efficient vehicle. There are a number of ISA options available to investors.

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  • Shares with high dividends. Good or bad sign?

    When it comes to dividends, understanding the difference between dividend yield and dividend growth can be a key factor when deciding what companies to invest in.

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  • How much research do I need before investing

    Before getting into the details of what information is available to research for certain types of investments, deciding exactly what type of investment is right for you should be the very first piece of research you do.

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  • How to structure a dividend focused portfolio

    Record low interest rates and increasing inflation being no good for cash savers is something most people will be familiar with hearing about, but if you’ve got cash, what should you do?

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  • How to invest spare money wisely

    So much of our money goes on what is called “disaggregated spending”, lots of small purchases that on their own, don’t add up to much, but together, take up quite a chunk of income.

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  • Five ways to invest money in your spare time

    We all have those ‘dead’ times of day, when we are waiting for someone, carrying out a mundane task, or sitting on a train or bus.

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  • Six investment tips to keep your investment portfolio fresh

    Choosing to re-visit past investment decisions can feel like a bit of a mundane task and there is usually a natural anxiety about finding something undesirable in there.

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  • Five expert tips on how to improve your financial admin

    Getting your finances in shape can seem daunting, so it is tempting to stick your head in the sand.

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  • Seven tasks to improve your wealth forever

    A full overhaul of your finances can be daunting and many of us find it hard to make the time.

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  • What generation Z knows about money

    Some financial companies are already marketing to Generation Z, the children and teens who will make up the next wave of consumers.

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  • Investment Trusts explained

    Investment trusts are popular with private investors because they allow you to gain exposure to a large portfolio of investments, even if you have a relatively modest sum at your disposal.

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