Passive Vs active investing

What’s the difference between passive and active investing? Is one approach better than the other or can you combine the two? Passive investing Passive investing is where you put your money into a fund that tracks a stock market index, such as the FTSE 100. Typically known as ‘trackers’, these funds hold shares in all …

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What is investing?

Investing is when you acquire something you think will increase in value or will pay you a regular income. The things you invest in are known as ‘assets’. Typically these are shares in companies. Other types of assets include property, bonds, gold, cryptocurrency, art and other collectibles. Investors use their cash (and sometimes their time …

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Sketchnote explaining that investing is when you buy something of value, with the expectation it will become more valuable, so you can either earn an income from it or sell it for a profit

How to buy shares

Owning shares in a company means you own a part of that company. As a shareholder you could benefit from dividend payments and experience a growth (or a loss) in the value of your shares. This sketchnote explains how to buy shares and become an investor. Private companies Vs public companies Before we begin, it’s …

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