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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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The FTSE 250 index – a beginners guide

In this guide we explain what the FTSE 250 index is and how it works.
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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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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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Two ways stock market beginners waste money

Being a stock market beginner can be tough. There are two common ways stock market beginners often waste money and both are related to fees.
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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.

The UK stock market – 5 interesting facts for beginners

We round up five interesting facts that you may not know about the UK stock market if you are new to investing.
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