Lesson 8 – What Determines The Rate of Return for Stocks?

  What to know what determines the rate of return for stocks, well consider this famous investment quote. “In the Short-Run, the Market Is a Voting Machine, But in the Long-Run, the Market is a Weighing Machine” This is a phrase originally attributed to Ben Graham but made famous by Warren Buffet. It has a …

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Lesson 7 – A Stock Price Is Nothing But A Number

  A stock price is nothing but a number. It tells you nothing on its own. So why then does the media concentrate on stock prices so much? It is because they want to sell you something and keep your eyes glued to the screen. But a stock price is nothing but a number. This …

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Lesson 6 – How To Buy Shares: A Step by Step Guide

  Many people want to start saving for their future by investing in stocks and shares but do not know where to start. I remember when I first wanted to buy a stock in a company, I was completely lost as to where to begin. There are so many posts out there on the internet …

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Lesson 5 – What is the Best Online Stock Broker?

To be able to invest in the stock market, a person needs to open an account via a stockbroker or online share dealing platform. Today’s lesson will consider what is the best online stock broker in the UK for your requirements. You will then be able to trade stocks and shares via this broker or …

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Lesson 4: How To Open A Stocks And Shares Account

Many people want to know how to open a stocks and shares account and start saving for their future. But with so many options now available they are not sure where to start. I remember when I first wanted to buy a stock in a company, I was completely lost as to where to begin. …

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Lesson 3: What is the Stock Market and How it works?

  In the last lesson, we learnt what a stock is – it is simply an ownership claim to a business. In this lesson, we will explain what is the stock market and how it works. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a casino as most people like to think. Instead, it is the …

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Lesson 2: What Is A Share?

  What is a share? A share of stock is just an ownership stake in a business. It is really that simple. To many people, stocks are merely ticker symbols that go up seemingly at random. But for those of us that know how the stock market actually works, stocks do not move at random, …

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Lesson 1: Why Invest In Shares?

  Why invest in Shares? Talk to a friend, family member or work colleague about investing in the stock market and they might think you are crazy. The majority of people still have the belief that the stock market is extremely risky. They view stocks as ticker symbols that go up and down on a …

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