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Index-tracking funds: the easy way to invest in the stock market

Reading Time: 7 mins Index-tracking funds offer an easy, cheap and non-frightening way to invest in the stock market! Not only are they cheap and easy, but they actually make money (over time) and they’re recommended for people like you and me by Warren Buffett no less! Also known as ‘trackers’, this investment type is a no-fuss way to put  … read more

7 Investment Tips for Stock Market Beginners

Reading Time: 5 mins Looking for tips for stock market beginners? Never fear – we’ve got your back! If you’re going to start investing in the stock market, there are a few tips that it would be useful to be aware of. Should you spread your investments, or keep them simple? What about ethical funds – are they worth … read more

6 Investments That Aren’t The Stock Market

Reading Time: 4 mins If you’ve got money to make long-term investments at the moment, you’re in a lucky financial position. You still need to be careful, though. With economies around the world preparing for a downturn in light of the coronavirus crisis, the stock market is unlikely to be the best place to invest your money for a … read more

Should I Buy the Dip on the Stock Market?

Reading Time: 5 mins Due to the coronavirus outbreak we’ve seen some of the worst weeks on the stock market since the 2008 financial crash. Even the generally stable FTSE 100 suffered its largest one-day crash in March this year since 1987. That being said, when the stock market plummets it often actually proves to be a great time … read more

Coronavirus and the stock market: what should you do with your investments?

Reading Time: 5 mins Coronavirus and the stock market is all the news seems to talk about right now. It’s easy to start getting worried – but wait! “Should I sell my shares and ditch my pension?” is the question we’re hearing from readers all over social media. My answer is the same as Warren Buffett‘s: “Be fearful when others … read more

Stock market chaos: how it affects your pension

Reading Time: 6 mins Pension annuities offer a guaranteed income for the rest of your life – but did you know the stock market can affect whether you’ll get a great (or terrible) rate? If you buy at the wrong time, your retirement income could be significantly lower every year. So, how does the stock market affect pensions – … read more

What’s happened to the crypto market? Is it a ‘buy’ opportunity?

Depending on your point of view the current times are either pro or con cryptocurrencies! It looks like (for the moment at least) Bitcoin is on the up (currently it’s worth over $46,000 which is around £33,000) and all the other major cryptocurrencies are up too, Will it continue to go up? It’s quite possible, … read more

What’s happening in the crypto market? Is it safe to go back in?

The crypto market has been in the doldrums for a few weeks now, after China clamped down on cryptocurrencies and Elon Musk’s comments brought more jitters to the markets. But any value investor knows that it’s good to buy when investments are cheap. So as cryptocurrencies generally are cheaper than they’ve been for months, is … read more

Why you must start stockpiling

Reading Time: 6 mins Missed your bus? Caught in the rain? Long day at work? Then the British thing to do is put the kettle on and open a packet of biscuits. Comfort food can get you through anything. But what if your favourite coffee brand has been priced out of the supermarkets? Or all the delicious, rich, Belgium … read more

A beginner’s guide to fund supermarkets

Reading Time: 8 mins Fund supermarkets are a good way to invest in companies and funds quite cheaply. They all have different fee structures and it’s worth reading up about them to find out which would be the best for you. We’ll look at what they are, how to get started, and some of the options on the market … read more

Stocks and shares ISAs: how to pick the best

Reading Time: 8 mins As we always say, don’t be scared of stocks and shares ISAs! With a little knowledge and a willingness to take (even small) risks, an equities ISA can easily out-perform your cash ISA over the long-term. We’ve banged on about this in detail in this article – but the short version of it is this: … read more

Fund Supermarkets: Save Money on Your Investments

Reading Time: 5 mins Fund supermarkets offer an inexpensive route into investing. We’ll look at what they are, how they work, and who should use them. You know investing in stocks and shares products is a good way to develop a long-term financial growth strategy, but how on earth do you do it, and where do fund supermarkets come … read more

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