I'm Simon, a personal finance expert
I founded Financial Expert to help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to become a successful investor.
Everything on this blog forms part of three totally free investing courses. Each is packed full of content, quizzes and actionable steps.
Pick the starting point right for your level of experience and take a real step towards achieving your financial goals.
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Accelerate your expected returns with your own investment portfolio
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We'll track your progress as you breeze through our curated content on Financial Expert.
Digest financial concepts with ease by tackling topics in the right order.
Choose the right course for you
Learn the investing principles which underpin a basic investment portfolio.
An introduction to the stock market
Discover your risk profile & time horizon
Designing a basic portfolio from scratch
Choosing a stockbroker
How to avoid investment scams
Targeting average returns of 6% per year.
Tweak your holdings, look internationally and generate higher returns by using these techniques to minimise fees and taxes.
A insider guide to property investing
How to invest in IPOs
How to cut costs to boost returns
Optimising your portfolio for tax
Exploring emerging markets
Targeting average returns of 8% per year.
Explore the higher risk opportunities which may enhance returns.
Advanced asset allocation theories
The complex world of derivatives
Seeking arbitrage opportunities
The place for commodities in a portfolio
Using financial gearing to boost returns
How does it work?
Choose a course
Pick from three different paths depending on your level of experience.
All courses are free. You could be starting your own journey in seconds.
Take quizzes as you progress
Put your knowledge to the test with a quick assessment after each topic.
Put theory into action
Always consider whether you need independent financial advice before making any investment*.
Control your own pace
Tackle one article per week, or work through the course intensively. You are in total control.
Complete all topics to graduate!
As your confidence increases, graduate onto our courses aimed at more experienced investors.
*Financial Expert is an educational website. It does not replace independent financial advice. See the disclaimer.