Everything you need to expand, deepen, or refresh your knowledge on the fundamentals of investing.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned investor, increasing your knowledge can go a long way in helping you make informed decisions to reach your financial goals.
The importance of portfolio diversification
20 April 2023|5 min
Diversification – investing across a range of different asset classes, regions, sectors, and styles – is the bedrock of multi-asset investing. It helps you to spread risk and can improve your chances of higher returns. The popularity and performance of different asset classes will always ebb and flow, but diversification is timeless. Let’s remind ourselves of this core principle of portfolio construction.
Why it’s savvy to be an early bird ISA investor
6 April 2023|6 min
Are you one of the many who rush to invest in an ISA before the April 5th deadline? Or are you more of an early bird investor, taking advantage of the start of a new tax year? The latter approach could help you maximise any returns you make, particularly with the £20,000 ISA allowance for the 2023/24 tax year.
Are women changing the way they think about investing?
8 March 2023|4 min
The last few years have certainly provided all of us with financial challenges and reasons to reconsider how we think about money. Whether it is job uncertainty created as a result of the pandemic or more recent speculation of a recession, spiralling inflation or the ongoing rising cost of living putting pressure on household income, financial stability has been brought into sharp focus. However, according to new insight from Nutmeg, one positive legacy is the significant shift in the attitudes and behaviours of women towards their money, and more importantly, their investments.
Are women really more risk averse than men?
7 March 2023|4 min
It’s a cliché as old as investing – when it comes to their future money, women simply aren’t prepared to take the risks that men are, and therefore miss out on the potential for investment returns. But is it really as simple as that? We’ve looked at our own data to see how much truth there is in the adage that women are risk averse.
How to see which companies you are invested in
27 January 2023|4 min
Equities, alongside bonds, will more than likely make up a significant part of your investment portfolios, but what are they? How do funds such as exchanged-traded funds (ETFs) invest in them? And how can you see exactly which companies your portfolios hold?
What 2022’s crypto ‘crash’ can teach investors
24 November 2022|5 min
When cryptocurrency exchange FTX filed for bankruptcy on 11 November, it plunged the sector into crisis. Digital currencies dropped in value as investors ditched their investments, an investigation was launched into the company, and some commentators labelled the event crypto’s “2008 moment”. But what can the events teach investors?
Harnessing the power of long-term investing
18 August 2022|2 min
Investing should be considered a long-term undertaking. Short-term losses can cause stress, after all no-one likes to see their portfolio go down in value. However, staying in the market and resisting the temptation to tinker can pay off in the long term.