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Investing guides

Browse our investing articles covering beginner and in-depth strategies, explanations, tips, and costs, and learn about investing in the stock market through shares and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

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Strategies

STRATEGY

18 investing strategies

Learn about 18 investing strategies that every investor should know, including popular strategies like value and growth investing.

STRATEGY

Passive investing

In this guide, we explain the pros and cons of passive investing, active vs passive investing, some strategies, and how you can get started.

STRATEGY

Is now a good time to invest?

In this article, we detail if it may be a good idea to try and time the market. Is it time in the market or timing the market?

STRATEGY

Factor investing

In this article, we explain what factor investing is, the different factors that exist, and some ETFs that can give you exposure to them.

STRATEGY

Ethical investing (ESG)

In this guide, we explain what ethical investing is, what the criteria is, how to do it, and list some potential avenues for ethical investing.

STRATEGY

Creating an investment portfolio

Follow our investing guide to see how you can set up your own investment portfolio using 10 easy key steps.

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SHARE DEALING

How to invest in stocks

This step-by-step guide will show you how to start investing in stocks, from setting your goals, all the way to how to pick stocks.

SHARE DEALING

Best performing long-term stocks

In this article, we give you a list of the best performing long-term stocks that you should be adding to your watchlist.

SHARE DEALING

Semiconductor stocks

The semiconductor industry is a growing trend in the stock market. See our list of some top-performing semiconductor stocks.

SHARE DEALING

International stocks

We explain how you can invest in international stocks, including shares from the US, China, Germany, and Brazil.

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

ETFS

How to invest in ETFs

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) track the performance of a stock market index, industry, or sector. Learn how to invest in ETFs and how they differ from other fund types.

ETFS

What are index funds?

We explain what index funds are, the pros and cons of investing in index-funds, how to choose from the thousands of funds out there, and which have been the best performing.

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