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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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Apr 29, 2020

How to recession-proof your investment portfolio

With a recession almost inevitable, now is a good time to revisit your investments...
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Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus crisis: a five-point plan for worried investors

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Feb 27, 2020

From grandchild to grandma: investment ideas for every generation

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Nov 20, 2019

Four alternatives to UK equity income

Investing in the UK should be just one part of an income investor's strategy. Here are som...
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Nov 18, 2019

Woodford has put me off active funds. How can I protect myself?

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Sep 17, 2019

Three ways to invest for a child

Understanding

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Dec 18, 2020

BLOG: The red flags investors should watch out for in closed-end funds

One of the most important starting points in investing is knowing where to look for opport...
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Dec 10, 2020

BLOG: Is now the time to consider equity crowdfunding?

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Dec 04, 2020

BLOG: The best Christmas gift ever for a baby

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Nov 13, 2020

Are UK smaller-companies the investment opportunity of 2021?

Companies in the UK have had a hard time over the past four years. First, they had to deal...
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Oct 16, 2020

BLOG: Four funds that are as active as active gets

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Oct 08, 2020

BLOG: Turning your pre-schooler into an investor

News

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Jan 29, 2021

BLOG: Investing in education

As many a parent will attest, home schooling is tough. Not only is it a struggle to get yo...
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Jan 20, 2021

Marcus to launch investment platform in the UK

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Jan 11, 2021

Cryptoasset investors warned they could lose all their money

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Dec 17, 2020

BLOG: Building a balanced portfolio for 2021

2020 really has been the strangest 12 months of my 25 years in financial services. But I...
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Dec 04, 2020

Can investors expect a stock market ‘Santa rally’ in 2020?

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Dec 01, 2020

AJ Bell shakes up pension and investment charges

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