Here’s the first part in a new occasional series of articles aimed at absolute beginners to investing. Apples for teacher appreciated.
Risk and returns are joined at the hip in investing, but taking some risks can’t be expected to pay.
What are global equities when they’re at home, and why would you want to invest in a fund that puts money into them?
What is a share? It’s a simple question and not a particular hard one to answer, but there’s lots more you need to know before you invest…
Time value reflects how you’d rather get a fixed sum of money now than exactly the same amount of money in the future.
Get out your pencils and paper and prepare to meet your new best friend — compound interest.
What are the different ways in which you can invest your money, and why do you need to spread it about?
There are safer investments and there are riskier investments, but there’s no such thing as ‘safe’. You must always consider timescales, too.