Investing basics learning how to invest in the stock market

Investing Basics

Take your investment journey to the next level and discover new investing strategies, analysis skills, and research tools.

Learn how to analyse businesses, build a portfolio, manage risk, and avoid common traps that lead investors astray. Uncover the traits shared by the world’s greatest stock pickers, and explore the various wealth-building methods available today.

Stay in the loop with our library of stock market news, and explore the vast opportunities within each of the stock market sectors.


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Investing in mid-cap stocks can open the door to higher returns without taking on too much additional risk. But is it a good idea?
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Investing in large-cap stocks is often seen as a safe haven. But these firms are not immune to risk, nor do they only offer small returns.
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Investing in micro-cap stocks can be highly risky, but it also opens the door to potentially explosive returns.
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Investing in small cap stocks can be risky business, but it also opens the door to potentially massive returns.
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UK insolvency rates have surged by 81% this year. Here's everything investors need to know about what happens in a stock bankruptcy.
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The stock market is the world's greatest wealth building tool but it can be quick complicated, especially for beginners investing in stocks.
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Dividend Aristocrats are among the favourite types of stocks for income investors. But what exactly are they?
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Explore the volatile world of penny stocks and discover what they are, how they work, and whether they can be profitable investments.
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Investing in IPOs is becoming increasingly popular. But what exactly does this process entail, and is it even a good idea?
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Is investing in stocks worth it for the long term? Saima Naveed explores the question in detail explaining some simple strategies for success.
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Socially responsible investing is gaining popularity. But what exactly is this investment strategy? And does it generate better returns?
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Growth investing opens the door to impressive returns, but it's far from risk-free. Saima Naveed explains how this investment strategy works.
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Active investing can deliver massive returns, but most active funds fail to beat the stock market. So, is this strategy even worth it?
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UK stock market indices give a broad view of where share prices are going. But how do they actually work, and can investors profit from them?
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Investing vs saving is a ongoing debate. But which is the better method to build a large nest egg? And what should I be doing in 2022?