First-time investor

Moneywise's First 50 Funds for beginners

When you start investing, choosing from thousands of funds can seem very daunting. To make your choice easier, Moneywise editor Moira O’Neill has picked her 50 favourite funds for beginners.

Ask the Experts: What's the best way for me to invest £5,000 for up to five years?

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 | Question and Answer

As a starting point you need to decide what you want to achieve, how long you are planning to invest and how much risk you are prepared to take. This will help you decide the most appropriate investments for you.

Boost your wealth with July’s Moneywise on sale now

Thursday, 29 June 2017 | News

Savers looking to boost their income should get their hands on the July Moneywise magazine on sale in WHSmith today.

Lack of confidence leaves Brits reluctant to invest

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 | News

Only 10% of people say they would invest if they were given £1,000 tomorrow, new research shows.

Rebalancing portfolio could boost investments by 10%

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | News

Regularly reviewing and rebalancing your portfolio could have boosted your investment returns by almost 10% over 20 years, analysis from Fidelity International reveals.

Investment Doctor: Where’s the best place to invest a lump sum over three years?

Friday, 19 May 2017 | Article

We advise an investor looking for the maximum return on his cash over three to five years.

How to decode the most common financial jargon and gobbledygook

Friday, 21 April 2017 | Article

In common with virtually any other industry, finance is riddled with jargon. Here we run through the most common terms and remove all the gobbledygook.

Interview: Rebecca McVittie of Fidelity Emerging Markets

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 | Article

Moneywise’s Helen Knapman speaks to Rebecca McVittie, investment director of the Fidelity Emerging Markets Fund, to find out why investors should consider emerging markets.

Investment doctor: Where should I invest £5,000?

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 | Article

Q. I have £5,000 that I would like to invest but don’t know how to start. Can you advise?

Should you buy a structured product in 2017?

Friday, 24 March 2017 | Article

These market-linked investments are not for the faint hearted, as they are complicated and can be risky. We ask the experts whether investors should be tempted by their potential or should steer clear of them.

Four in five women shun investments due to lack of understanding

Monday, 20 March 2017 | News

An insight into the nation’s savings habits reveals men and women have different attitudes to investing versus holding money in cash.