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MoneyMagpie

What’s the difference between passive and managed funds?

Reading Time: 8 mins We hear all about all sorts of funds that we could be putting our money into. It can seem confusing, particularly when you have to ask yourself what the difference is between passive and managed funds. Hunting for little-known companies that look set to be the next big thing (and make you buckets of cash … read more

Where to invest in 2022

You could be forgiven for searching around wildly right now as you wonder where to invest in in 2022. Let’s face it the investment terrain is even more uncertain than it was in 2021. However, there are intelligent ways to approach the 2022 investment dilemma. I’ve spoken to a few investment specialists to get their … read more

How to manage your own pension

Reading Time: 8 mins Pensions! We all have one and know it’s important, but how many of us can truly say we understand how they work? If that’s you then you’re definitely not alone. Recent research by personal finance website Nerd Wallet found that fewer than one in five of us would feel confident they know what contributions they … read more

Most popular funds, shares and investment trusts of 2021

Reading Time: 6 mins What were the most popular funds, shares and investment trusts of 2021 according to three of the main investment platforms? I asked AJ Bell and Hargreaves Lansdown which investments were the most popular among their users and got some pretty similar answers. Growth funds (a fund that is looking to increase its price rather than … read more

Help! How do I set up a self-select ISA?

Reading Time: 10 mins A lady called Maureen who attended one of Jasmine’s investing workshops wrote in asking for help to set up a self-select ISA. She wrote: “I was on your investment workshop last night and it was great. Thank you. After the workshop I tried to open a stocks and shares ISA with Vanguard. It looks like … read more

Make Your Investment Precious

Reading Time: 4 mins Few investments have the beauty and timeless appeal of gold. Its periodic symbol, Au, is taken from the name ‘Aurora’, the Roman goddess of the shining dawn. Since its discovery more than 5,000 years ago, civilisations have traded and treasured this most precious of metals. From the tombs of the pharaohs to the mythical city … read more

How to work out what to invest in, using the ‘Factor Investing’ strategy

Reading Time: 7 mins Have you heard of factor investing, or systematic investing, where you use a predefined rule which works out the best products for you to invest in? It’s becoming more popular as a method of picking ‘winners’ on the stock market as you just ‘follow the science’ – or at least the numbers. Using factors to … read more

How do you know if your fund is genuinely green…and not doing harm?

Reading Time: 8 mins Everywhere you go people are talking about green investing – why it’s important, how it’s the ‘in’ thing and how many more ‘green funds’ are coming on the market. But how do you know that the fund you’re interested in is genuinely green and not just a ‘green-washed’ old fund or something that invests in … read more

Is it a good idea to invest in care homes?

Reading Time: 8 mins Has it ever occurred to you that you could invest in care homes? Care homes are not the first places that come to mind when thinking about investing in property but it’s an area that is growing – thanks to our ageing population – and where there’s a need, there’s a need for money to … read more

How to invest in commodities…and why you should right now

Reading Time: 9 mins Even if you are only a casual investor you will likely have heard of people who invest in commodities. The word ‘commodities’ immediately brings to mind Wall Street bankers urgently making trades in steel, corn and pork bellies in front of huge computer screens. However, the truth is far simpler. A commodity is a raw … read more

How to Make Money on Steam – a 4 Step Plan

Reading Time: 5 mins Most people head to Steam after a long day to wind down with a game of PUBG or catch up with their friends. You may think that only professional game developers can tap into the platform as a revenue stream, but there are a few legit methods with which the average player can make money … read more

How to invest in silver

Reading Time: 10 mins When it comes to investing in precious metals, silver has always lived in the shadow of its glitzier, more eye-catching cousin: gold. The latter is seen by many as the ultimate safe-haven asset, holding its value when stock markets struggle. However, for savvy investors who know what they are doing, silver can be an equally … read more

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