Investing for beginners

Investing for beginners #7 – You’re an investor! Keep it going and more learning

your'e an investor

Congratulations! If you’ve made it this far, you can now call yourself an investor and you’re well on your way to building some serious wealth for the future. So what now? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately, good investing, is usually boring. “Investing should be more like watching paint dry …

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Investing for beginners #6 – Making an investment in stocks, ETF’s and others

buying stocks

Welcome back cheapskates! If you’ve been following this series, you’ll now be fully clued up on why to invest, how to build a portfolio and good practices when growing your wealth. In this article of investing for beginners, we go into more detail about the different types of stock, the pros and cons and some …

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Investing for beginners #5 – Portfolio and Strategy basics

Portfolio basics

So, you’ve signed up to an investing platform, got your finances in order and are ready to make that first stock purchase! Awesome! But what do you buy first? How much of it should you buy? Should you buy UK or American? 1 stock or a hundred? The stock market can be a confusing place, …

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Investing for beginners #4 – Choosing an investing platform – Which ones are best and which ones to avoid

which investing platform?

Historically, investing in stocks and shares was reserved for the wealthy and people who had a personal broker. The cost per trade was pretty high with broker commissions and fees to consider, so investing small amounts was out of the question. As always, the following is not financial advice, read our disclaimer Thankfully, investing in stocks …

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Investing for beginners #3 – Types of investments explained

Investment types

“The future is always coming up with surprises for us, and the best way to insulate yourself from these surprises is to diversify” – Robert J Shiller Welcome to the third installment in a series we’re calling ‘investing for beginners’, where we will be talking about different types of investments. If you’ve already read parts …

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Investing for beginners #2 – 5 things you should do before you invest anything

5 things before you invest

Hopefully you’ve read article 1 all about why we think starting investing early is a smart move (if you haven’t, click previous post at the bottom of the page) and you’re eager to dive in! Or perhaps you’ve skipped that and you want to get to the good stuff. But hold up there son, an …

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