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Tips and tricks for investing safely and simply, from how to do your own research to different strategies

The Inflation Effect

Nothing escapes inflation, not fuel and food prices. Not investments, and definitely not Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Not yet, anyway.

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What is a return on investment?

A positive return on investment (ROI) is the holy grail of investing. It’s what all investors are after when they place their confidence and money in a certain asset, and has come to be a universally accepted measure of profitability. 

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What is an index?

An index is an aggregated security that tracks the performance of a collection of companies or assets. An example is the FTSE 100, which tracks the performance of the top 100 companies on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

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What is a bear market?

A bear market is the part of a market cycle when prices are trending downwards, generally due to fear that prices will continue to fall. This triggers further selloffs and becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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What does hedging mean?

Hedging is a way to reduce the risk of holding an asset. This is done by holding assets that are expected to have price moves in the opposite direction.

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Trading strategies

A trading strategy is an approach for longing or shorting financial markets with the aim to earn a profit as consistently as possible. There are lots of different approaches for trading that depend on a trader’s objectives

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What is profit?

Profit is essentially what’s left over in revenue once expenses, costs and taxes involved have been deducted.

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