How to invest in a bear market

Reading Time: 5 mins When your investments look like they’re heading for bear market territory it might be tempting to offload assets before things worsen. But should you really sell stocks during a bear market? Or is it best to consider sliding stocks as an ideal buying opportunity? Keep on reading for all the details or click on a … read more

What Discounts are all the Supermarkets Offering This Christmas

Reading Time: 4 mins Most of the UK is planning for a lean festive period this Christmas, and perhaps wisely, supermarkets are joining in with Christmas meal deals and festive spreads, seeking to help people as food prices continue to rise. So, what discounts are available this Christmas? Asda Waitrose Aldi Sainsburys Tesco Morrisons Thinking outside the box   … read more

How to compare supermarket prices

Reading Time: 3 mins Since MySupermarket closed down, there’s been a gap in the market for a really good supermarket comparison site or app. Luckily, there are now a few to choose from. Some are more user friendly than others but they can all help you save money on your shopping. We round them up here for you: Trolley … read more

What are social supermarkets and how can you find them?

Reading Time: 5 mins Social Supermarkets are a concept that is gaining popularity across the UK. The unfortunate need for cheaper, more affordable food has meant food banks have seen the number of people using them soar across the UK. Increases in energy bills and fuel costs were stressful enough, but now food prices have risen to a 40-year … read more

What is happening with the bond market and how does it affect your pension?

Reading Time: 5 mins There is a financial market out there called the bond market which is worth over £100 trillion (yes, you read that right…well over £100 trillion). Most of the time it barely gets a mention in the newspapers or on the television news. Yet what happens within this global market has a crucial bearing on your … read more

What are penny stocks and are cheap shares worth investing in?

Reading Time: 5 mins Here’s all you need to know about penny stocks and shares. We’ll explain if these investments are actually cheap, popular options, and how to invest.

Bond markets: what are they and how do they work?

Reading Time: 3 mins Here are all the basics you need to know about bond markets, what they are and how to invest.

Why women should invest in stocks and shares ISAs

Reading Time: 5 mins Investing isn’t just for men-folk! Women should invest too! Ladies are losing out on good money just by failing to put money into stocks and shares ISAs each year. The latest research shows that, on average, 21% of men have a stocks and shares ISA compared to only 13% of women. Perhaps more significant is … read more

Webinar Summary: How to Invest in Stocks and Shares like a pro!

Reading Time: 3 mins Our founder and CEO Jasmine Birtles recently hosted a free webinar all about how DIY investors can pick stocks and shares like a pro. She was joined by Eyal Perry, founder of Aurora, the kind sponsors of this webinar, together with Justin Urquhardt-Stewart, who set up 7 Investments and Barclays Stockbrokers, and Bill Kay, former business … read more

How to pick stocks and shares: Webinar summary

Reading Time: 8 mins In this webinar, our founder and personal finance expert Jasmine Birtles is joined by The Times columnist Bill Kay, David Henry from Quilter Cheviot and Paul Clifford from Sanlam. They talk all about how to pick stocks and shares and how to kickstart your career in investing. Investing in individual companies and funds is a … read more

Is the bond market about to crash?

Reading Time: 5 mins As governments around the West print money like there’s no tomorrow, a few people are asking: is the bond market about to crash? Tim Price of wealth managers Price Value Partners thinks it could blow at any moment. Here’s his reasoning. What is worrying about the bond market? What is a bond? The problem with … 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

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