Smart Investor with Clare Francis
The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.
In this series of handy investing updates, Clare Francis, director of Savings and Investments for Barclays Smart Investor, sets out to demystify personal investments, cutting through the jargon and helping you to become a smarter investor.
In the coming weeks, Clare will focus on the issues that really matter to investors, whether you’re relatively new or you’ve been investing for years. She’ll look at the experiences of other investors and gather some insights from seasoned experts.
Our investment principles explained
Clare brings our investment principles to life in this episode. Including some key things to consider before you get started, some tips to follow when you’re making your first investment decisions, and the importance of staying invested for the long-term through market ups and downs.
Where do you get started with investing?
In this episode, Clare talks through some of the things to consider once you’ve decided you’re ready to invest. Like what level of risk are you comfortable taking? Are you looking for income, growth or a bit of both? Do you want a Ready-made Investment, to choose your own funds, or shares?
Planning for the long term
Successful investing requires careful planning. Whatever your future goals, get organised now with the help of these tips and tools.
Become a better investor
Get some strategic insight on today's markets. Follow the latest industry news and analysis to keep your portfolio in tip-top shape.