First-time investor

How do bonds work? And should you invest in them?

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 | Article

Bonds have enjoyed what many investors have termed a ‘multi-decade bull run’, but many fear that this may be coming to an end soon.

Shareholders can be potent force for good

Friday, 04 November 2016 | Article

You may have seen the recent news about protestors storming a couple of London airports and staging a ‘die in’ – lying down on the terminal floor to object to planned runway expansions and pollution.

What is investment risk?

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 | Article

What is risk, and how do you work out how much of it to take with your pensions and investments? And how do you reduce your risk level if you are uncomfortable with uncertainty?

I'm a DIY investor in my 20s: the mistakes and lessons I have learnt

Monday, 03 October 2016 | Article

Three years ago I decided to get some 'skin in the game' and open my first stocks and shares Isa account.

The beginner's guide to currency exchange

Friday, 09 September 2016 | Article

Cast your mind back to the end of June, 2016 - specifically 25 June. Such heady days: the promise of a long, dry summer ahead and the delicious thought of watching our brave boys giving upstarts Iceland a good licking.

Moneywise unravels AJ Bell's new platform charges: winners and losers revealed

Friday, 12 August 2016 | News

Investment platform AJ Bell YouInvest has overhauled its charging structure in a move that will cost wealthy fund-based investors more than £1,000 a year.

Who is Warren Buffett?

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 | Article

Warren Buffett (pronounced to rhyme with ‘love it’ rather than ‘today’) is a man used as an example in countless articles and books about investing.

What's the best way to invest money for my grandson?

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 | Question and Answer

How you invest the money will depend on what type of account you wish to open.

What is a momentum investor?

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 | Article

A momentum investor believes in the saying ‘the trend is your friend’. He or she will capitalise on the energy of the market by buying stocks when they’re on the up, and selling them when they go up even further.

10 free apps for novice investors

Friday, 15 July 2016 | Article

User-friendly investing apps allow anyone with wi-fi to start their investment journey from the familiar zone of their mobile phone or other device.