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Investing in a fund – a beginner’s guide

In this beginners guide we explain the basic concept of an investment fund and compare the different options available.
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How to buy shares – a beginners guide

We answer all your basic questions about how buying shares works.
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What is a share? A simple guide for stock market beginners

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.
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What is the FTSE 100 and why does it go up and down?

The FTSE 100 is an index of the 100 largest companies on the UK stock market. We explain how it works.
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The stock market explained for beginners

The stock market is the virtual world where people buy and sell shares in public limited companies. Find out more.
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What is market cap? A simple guide for beginners

We explain what market cap is and how to calculate it. We also tell you why it's useful and the traps to avoid.
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Diversifying your portfolio – stock market investors

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.
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What is a shareholder? Definition and rights in a public company

We dive into exactly what it means to be a shareholder, what rights they have and how to become one.
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