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Getting Started

Introduction

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Are you just about to take your first steps into the markets? This is the place for you. We have lots of back-to-basics under the 'How To' section and insight written in plain English to help you make the right choices when it comes to your investments. Stay on top of big stories that might impact your investments in the 'News' section.

How to

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Oct 27, 2016

HMRC rakes in £6.9bn in Capital Gains Tax: how to save

Statistics from HM Revenue & Customs revealed individuals were hit with £6.9bn in Cap...
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Oct 21, 2016

How to boost your income as inflation rises

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Oct 18, 2016

More inflation on the way: how to protect your wealth

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Oct 10, 2016

Ten ways to boost your income in the low interest rate era

Generating a reliable, regular income stream is the goal of many investors, especially tho...
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Sep 30, 2016

How to start building your own share portfolio

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Sep 08, 2016

Five steps to build a successful investment portfolio

Understanding

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Jan 18, 2017

Savers move to stocks & shares: are your investments protected?

As returns on cash have reached record lows, more people are expected to consider a move t...
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Jan 06, 2017

Is the traditionally ‘safe haven’ bond market now a risk?

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Nov 14, 2016

Why you should hold some cash despite the return of inflation

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Nov 11, 2016

BLOG: Why you should consider investment trusts when hunting for income

In a world of continued record low interest rates and low bond yields it's no surprise tha...
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Oct 13, 2016

BLOG: Why investors win when sterling falls

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Oct 11, 2016

Where to store your physical gold (clue: not in the freezer)

News

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Jan 16, 2017

Can this robo-advice firm really deliver 20% returns?

European wealth management firm Novofina claims its 'state-of-the-art' trading algorithms ...
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Jan 11, 2017

Absolute return funds panned for being too risky

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Jan 09, 2017

£1,000 on offer for moving your pension or ISA

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Jan 04, 2017

VIDEO: Investors should prepare for a volatile 2017

2016 was a rollercoaster year for investors thanks to concerns about the US Federal Rese...
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Jan 03, 2017

Record start for FTSE 100 could set tone for rest of the year

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Dec 30, 2016

Six New Year's resolutions for DIY investors

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