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Why investing matters?

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Everyone has financial goals. You may want to fund your retirement, help your children with their education or with important life events, such as buying a home.

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An overview of London Stock Exchange

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London Stock Exchange is one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges and can trace its history back to the coffee houses of 17th century London. For many decades, London Stock Exchange provided a trading floor where members could buy and sell shares. Today, share trad

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What differences between ordinary and preference shares?

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The capital of a company is made up of a combination of borrowing and the money invested by its owners. The long-term borrowings, or debt, of a company are usually referred to as bonds, and the money invested by its owners as shares, stocks or equity. Shares are the equity capital of a company,

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An introduction to derivatives

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A derivative is a financial instrument whose price is based on the price of another asset, known as the underlying asset or simply ‘the underlying’. Their origins can be traced back to agricultural markets, where farmers and merchants would

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What are the benefits of funds?

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When the investors decide to invest in a particular asset class, such as equities, there are two ways they can do it – direct investment or indirect investment.

Direct investment is when an individual personally buys shares in a company. Indirect investment is when an individual buys a stake in an investment

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What is an auction?

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An auction is a period where no automatic execution takes place in order to concentrate available liquidity. During an auction call period, orders can be entered, modified or deleted. Following the auction call period an auction uncrossing takes place. The auction uncrossing

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What are stock market indices?

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Markets worldwide compute thousands of indices everyday. These indices provide a benchmark of  performance for a particular market or sector. It can help you see how individual shares or sectors compare against average performance. This allow investors to assess whether their

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What are ETFs?

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An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is an investment fund usually designed to track a particular index. This is typically a stock market index, such as the FTSE 100.

In effect, ETFs provide you with exposure to indices in equities, bonds, commodities or a mix of those assets. By

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What is a bond?

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A bond is essentially a loan that you make to a company or government in return for a regular income.  A company may issue a bond if it needs to fund expansion or enter a new market, while a government may need the money to pay for important infrastructure.

Suppose a company

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What are stocks and shares?

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When you trade on our markets you invest in specific securities, such as shares. London Stock Exchange offers trading shares in companies, from the very biggest to those showing potential for rapid growth. Shares, which are also known as equities, are the basic unit of investment in

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What should you consider before investing?

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Financial markets provide a marketplace for you to buy and sell assets like shares, bonds, currencies, derivatives and even physical products like commodities. London Stock Exchange offers a marketplace for those securities.

 

What is your attitude to

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Why investing matters?

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Everyone has financial goals. You may want to fund your retirement, help your children with their education or with important life events, such as buying a home.

Grow your money

Investing in assets such as company shares offers you the potential to

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An overview of London Stock Exchange

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London Stock Exchange is one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges and can trace its history back to the coffee houses of 17th century London. For many decades, London Stock Exchange provided a trading floor where members could buy and sell shares. Today, share

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