Interest rates rise to 3.5%: Here’s how it’ll impact the stock market

Reading Time: 4 mins On Thursday 15 December, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted to hike interest rates by 50 basis points. It’s the eighth time this year the UK’s central bank has increased borrowing costs. While the media often talks about the impact of higher rates on mortgage holders and savers, the impact on the stock … read more

How to prepare for a 2022 stock market crash

Reading Time: 6 mins If you’re worried about a possible stock market crash in 2022, here’s what you need to know and how you can prepare your portfolio.

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

Reading Time: 8 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? 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 investing in? Are … read more

6 Investments That Aren’t The Stock Market

Reading Time: 5 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

Stock and bond markets: what are they and how do they work?

Reading Time: 6 mins Here are all the basics you need to know about the stock and bond markets, including how they started and where to invest.

The pros and cons of investing in blue-chip stocks

Reading Time: 4 mins Blue-chip investing refers to buying shares in mammoth, established organisations with proven business models. Blue-chip investments are generally considered low risk, and have a reputation for delivering reliable returns. This is probably one of the reasons why legendary investor Warren Buffet enjoys stocking up on blue-chips. However, buying shares in large companies isn’t for everyone. … read more

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

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