First-time investor

Your coffee break investment plan - Day 6: Having a range of eggs in your basket

Friday, 11 March 2016 | Article

No investment is a guaranteed route to riches - but while you can’t eliminate risk completely, you can manage it by having exposure to a broad range of assets. This is known as diversification.

Your coffee break investment plan - Day 5: The importance of keeping charges low

Thursday, 10 March 2016 | Article

Investment charges may not seem very threatening but even small differences in fees can do tremendous long-term damage to the value of your investments.

Your coffee break investment plan - Day 4: The two enemies of investors: Inflation and tax

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 | Article

Inflation and tax are the two most hated enemies of investors.

If I’m investing regularly, am I better off with active or passive funds?

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 | Article

I have £8,000 to invest in a pension and intend to follow it up with a monthly sum of £100 over the next 20 years. Would I be better off investing in active or passive funds?

Coffee break investment plan - why should you invest?

Friday, 09 December 2016 | TV /Video

Your coffee break investment plan - Day 3: Setting investment goals

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 | Article

Why are you investing? What will you spend your money on? How much will you need to cover your future costs? These are the all important questions you need to ask before deciding where to invest your hard-earned cash.

Your coffee break investment plan - Day 2: What is the stock market?

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 | Article

These are traded back and forth by people and computer programs every day, based on their perceived value either at that moment in time or on a future date. Share prices change all the time.

Saving cash is a poor choice in the long run

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 | Article

Cash is King. Well, it always will be in the eyes of many, even if the rewards from holding it over the past seven years have been non-existent. 

Your coffee break investment plan - Day 1: What is investing?

Friday, 04 March 2016 | Article

When we talk about investing, some bring up an ‘investment’ purchase such as an expensive handbag or a watch.

10 investment mistakes and how to avoid them

Thursday, 03 March 2016 | Article

Here are 10 top mistakes investors should avoid to try and boost their portfolios: