Put simply a share is a slice of ownership of a company, articulated as a financial value. Get to grips with this fundamental concept with our simple explanation.
We dive into exactly what it means to be a shareholder, what rights they have and how to become one.
The saying goes, "don't put all your eggs in one basket". We run through what you need to know when thinking about diversifying your portfolio.
The FTSE 100 is an index of the 100 largest companies on the UK stock market. We explain how it works.