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What is compound interest and how does the magic work?

28th Nov 2023

Want to learn about compound interest? Here’s everything you need to know about how it works, how to calculate it, and how you can use it to build wealth.

Fractional shares: How do they work? And what are the pros & cons?

10th Nov 2023

Fractional shares offer a way to invest without having to purchase a whole share. Because of this, fractional shares are typically popular with investors who have limited capital. But how exactly do fractional shares work? Are they easy to buy and sell? And… perhaps most importantly, are there any potential disadvantages? In this article, were…

How to start investing in stocks: 5 steps to get you started

31st Oct 2023

Do you like the idea of putting your faith in a company that you believe in? Or maybe you’ve identified a firm that has the potential to become a market leader in its industry, and you ‘want in’ on the action. Whatever your motivations, buying stock allows you to own a direct a slice in…

Investing in wine: The pros and cons

5th Sep 2023

Wine investing is becoming increasingly popular among investors wishing to explore non-traditional assets. But is wine a good investment? And if so, how can you invest in wine besides buying a bottle of expensive Bordeaux? In this article we’re going to take a look at the pros and cons of investing in wine, and explore…

What is the FTSE 250 index and how do you invest in it?

10th Aug 2023

The FTSE 250 is a share index consisting of 250 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The 250 is typically more volatile than its FTSE 100 cousin, and is often the index of choice for investors looking to put their faith in smaller, growing companies. So, why do you need to know about…

Faltering stocks and the end of cheap money: 3 Investing lessons we’ve learnt in 2023 (so far)

16th Jun 2023

As we approach the middle of the year we’re using the milestone as an excuse to analyse the performance of stocks, bonds and other assets over the past six months. So, what lessons have investors learnt this year? And is now a good time to reassess your portfolio? To learn the answers to these questions,…

Can you become an ISA Millionaire?

21st Apr 2023

This investing post is sponsored by Alliance Trust. According to HMRC, there are roughly 2,000 ISA millionaires in the UK. Collectively, these individuals have managed to squirrel away £2.8 billion in tax-efficient accounts – an impressive feat! But is becoming an ISA millionaire a realistic goal for many? And why do so many ISA millionaires…

‘Sell in May and go away’: Is it Fact or Fiction?

15th Apr 2023

‘Sell in May and go away’ is a well-known investing adage that suggests stock prices usually perform poorly between May and October. But is there really any truth to this theory? And what does past data tell us about average stock market performance between these months? Keep on reading for all the details or click…

Investing stateside: How to buy US shares in the UK

14th Apr 2023

Investing in US shares can be a good way to gain exposure to some of the biggest and most successful companies in the world. From tech powerhouses such as Apple and Microsoft, to retail giants like Walmart and Amazon, the US stock market is certainly synonymous with the spirit of capitalism. But for many people,…

Bed and ISA: What is it? And should you do it?

3rd Apr 2023

On Thursday 6 April, the 2023/24 tax year began and if you’re an investor, it’s worth sitting up and paying attention. Not only did the £20,000 annual ISA allowance refresh on 6 April, but the existing capital gains and dividends tax allowances were slashed. What this all means is if you’ve investments sitting in an…

The pros and cons of investing in blue-chip stocks

6th Jan 2023

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….

Revealed! The shares that paid the highest dividends in 2022

28th Dec 2022

Everyone loves a dividend! So, with the year drawing to a close we thought we’d take a look at the FTSE 100 members with the highest dividend yields. Keep on reading for all the details or click on a link to head straight to a section… What are dividends? What is a dividend yield? Which…