How to Invest in Shares & The Stock Market

This is Financial Expert’s official article on how to invest in shares and how to invest in the stock market. Investing in shares is a colossal topic, so we have created this hub page, which will guide readers to other …

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How to Invest in Commodities

Your Commodity Guide This page offers a comprehensive guide on the best way of investing in commodities. Private investors often wonder about how to invest in commodities in 2011, yet they struggle to get good information from their branch manager …

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How NOT to Pick Stocks

Quite a number of emails to Financial Expert concern ‘stock picking’ and how to beat the market. Let’s try to address a few (popular) bad habits picked up by investors around the world. 1. Do whatever Jim Cramer tells you …

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Why Are Stocks & Shares a Good Investment?

On the ultimate guide of ‘How to Invest in Shares & the Stock Market‘ we briefly addressed why shares are so popular as investments. This article will expand upon those reasons. Expected Returns The average historical return of shares often …

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What’s the Difference Between Level 1 and Level 2 Market Data?

This is a definition of Level 1 and Level 2 market data for our ‘Ultimate Guide on How to Use Financial Websites‘, which is part of our ‘How to Invest in Shares & the Stock Market‘ series. The quality of …

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What Types of Financial Advisor Are There?

The following article mainly relates to the UK. Depending on the exact regulation in your country, the terms used to described advisors may differ slightly. If you’re unsure whether you need a financial advisor, read ‘Do You Need a Financial …

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What is the Difference Between Stocks & Shares?

You may be familar with the UK ‘Stocks & Shares’ ISA which appears generous in allowing both shares AND stocks in the tax-free wrapper. On the financial news, reporters sometimes refer to ‘how to invest in shares‘ and at other …

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What is the Best Way to Hold Gold?

Gold investing has become very popular during the boom of the commodities markets. How to invest in commodities in the best way is a subject that should be continually reviewed, as different financial products appear all the time. As you …

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What is a Rentier? And why you’ll love being one

You’ve woken up in the morning, and have cooked yourself a proper breakfast. You turn on your laptop and have a glance at the financial markets. Stock have been taking a beating recently, but on average over the past 3 …

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The Simple Science Behind Diversification

In my ‘10 Shocking Common Mistakes Most New Investors Make‘ article, I tell readers that insufficient diversification is one of the mistakes made by many new (and old) investors. In ‘Do You Need A Financial Advisor?‘ I cite a poor …

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