How To Guides

Investing Basics

If you want to learn more about investing, you’re at the right place.

Want to learn more about investing but don’t have the time? Then watch our videos for a short, simple introduction to investing and find out how popular investment types work. For a more in-depth view, have a look at our series of related guides below, as well as our range of supporting Tools and Resources to help you make better, smarter investment decisions. We’re busy developing more videos and guides for you, so keep checking back to see what’s new.

Why manage your own investments?

More people are choosing to manage their own investments. Find out why, what's involved, and see if it's right for you.

Time to get started?

If you're ready to invest, thinking through a few simple points can help you get started. This Video will run through the basics and show why investing early can make a big difference to the growth of your investment

Investment Risk: Ten things to consider

Understanding your attitude to risk can help you decide which investments are right for you. Get to grips with risk by considering the 10 points in this video.

Investing Basics: Cash

Cash is secure and accessible, however it's not without risk, especially when interest rates are low. Weigh up the pro's and con's to see if you should consider other investments that could give you a better return.

Investing Basics: Bonds

Bonds are a popular investment that provide regular income payments and are generally lower risk than other investments such as shares. However, they can be a bit of a mystery to some investors. Find out how they work, the key benefits and risks

Investing Basics: Stocks & Shares

Today it is easier than ever for people to buy and sell shares. If you want to understand Shares in a nutshell then take a look at this video. If you want to find out more then you can also check out our related Guides.

Investing Basics: Funds

Funds are popular with Investors as they take away the worry of picking individual shares or other investments. Find out why people invest in funds, how they work, and the risks.