Shares suit a wide variety of investment strategies, although they can carry higher risks than funds. Because of this, they're more suitable for experienced investors.
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.
Putting your money into shares can seem daunting if you’re a newcomer to stockmarket investing. This essential introduction to shares lays bare the basics to help you understand exactly what’s involved.
All investments incur some charges and it’s no different with buying and selling shares. We outline what costs you need to consider when it comes to trading stocks.
You've snapped up some shares and now you're looking for some price movement action. But what factors will make that happen? And because what goes up can just as easily come down, what factors might cause the price to plummet?
Are you trying to decide whether or not you should invest in shares? Here are some of the things that you need to consider before you take the plunge. If you’re not sure that investing in shares is right for you, seek independent advice.
Most investors love the ease of online share dealing. But what should you do about certificates? We explain what you need to know.
Find out about new company shares with this guide to IPOs and share offers.
Retail bond new issues are similar to IPOs in that they're a way for companies to raise money and they offer the public a chance to invest in their future prospects. We explain how they work.
Once you’ve decided you’re comfortable with the risks involved in investing in shares, your next step is to start building your portfolio. Read on to find out about the different ways you can buy shares.
The size of the companies you invest in can affect the risk and returns. We examine the key characteristics of larger, medium-sized and smaller companies.
Given that the Bank of England has cut interest rates to a fresh all-time low of just 0.25% and an increase isn’t expected to happen any time soon, it appears very likely that dividend-paying shares will remain popular among yield hungry UK investors. Here’s what you need to know.
Investing in equities isn’t just a matter of deciding which shares or funds to buy and which markets to buy them in. Investors, professional or otherwise, will typically have their own style, strategy and long-term goals which will underpin their decisions. We examine five of the most popular.
Find out what initial public offerings (IPOs) are, learn how they typically work, and see what to watch out for before you invest.
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