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Getting Started

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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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Aug 08, 2017

BLOG: Are you financially literate?

Can you answer a series of basic financial questions? If so, you're in a minority.
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Aug 03, 2017

How to invest and benefit from the sustainable ‘circular economy’

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Jul 18, 2017

How to inflation-proof your portfolio

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Jul 12, 2017

BLOG: Are you at risk of confirmation bias as Brexit begins?

UK investors will need to resist making snap decisions based on a couple of Brexit stories...
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Jun 21, 2017

Route to riches? Getting started in investment

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Jan 30, 2017

A practical guide to moving from a cash to stocks and shares ISA

Understanding

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Aug 29, 2017

VIDEO: ‘Bed and ISA’ explained

If you've heard of the quirky 'Bed and ISA' concept but want to know more about the advant...
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Aug 24, 2017

Peer-to-peer lending: should you worry about default rates?

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Aug 21, 2017

Dividends rocket to new record high but are they sustainable?

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Aug 08, 2017

Investment trusts: how does your income grow?

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) is publishing enhanced statistics to explain...
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Jul 28, 2017

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies: are they a worthwhile investment?

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Jul 19, 2017

Simple calculations show the benefit of reinvesting dividends

News

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Sep 20, 2017

Investor confidence towards UK dives in September

Investors are less confident about investing in the UK than they were in the aftermath of ...
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Sep 19, 2017

‘Wary women’ shun investment brands and products

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Sep 06, 2017

Investors return to the UK, says the Share Centre

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Aug 29, 2017

Stock of the week: Costain

Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, picks Costain as stock of th...
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Aug 22, 2017

Investor sentiment rebounds, but not for US equities

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Aug 14, 2017

The best and worst UK equity income funds revealed

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