This Investment Guide aims to educate the investing public about both traditional and alternative asset classes to encourage more informed investment decisions.

FTSE Stock Market Indices: FTSE 100, 250, 350 & Small Cap

The FTSE 100, FTSE 250, FTSE 350 and FTSE Small Cap stock market indices are wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange ('LSE'). The acronym 'FTSE' actually stands for 'Financial Times Stock Exchange' as the indices were...

How to invest in fractional shares (for UK investors)

Fractional share investment is simply where you acquire a fraction of a security (e.g. a share, or index tracker fund). Whilst fractional share ownership is possible for UK shares, it is most popular when...

How to analyse revenue

Revenue is simply the amount that a company makes from selling its products and/or services to its customers. Within the profit and loss, revenue is the ‘top line’. Revenue is also known as ‘sales’...

Stock Exchange Trading Hours

The opening and closing times for the worlds stock exchanges vary, though they generally close in the evening (in local time). Stock exchanges are simply marketplaces where shares and other financial instruments are traded...

What is CFD trading?

A CFD is a ‘contract for difference’. It is a leveraged derivative product which allows you to speculate on the price movements of securities (e.g. shares, indexes, forex, commodities) without ever owning the underlying asset.

Kuflink review

Kuflink is a UK-based peer to peer lender, which exclusively offers bridging/development loans secured against UK property (first or second charges). Prior to entering the peer to peer lending market in 2017, Kuflink's sister company operated as...

Pension Lifetime Allowance: What it is & why you should care

The Pension Lifetime Allowance is the maximum pension pot you can build before an additional tax charge will apply on lump sum withdrawals or income drawdowns. The Pension Lifetime Allowance must be an important...

Adjusted EBITDA & Examples of Adjustments

Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by taking Reported EBITDA and adjusting for any one-off or exceptional items. It is commonly used in acquisitions with enterprise value (headline price) often based on a multiple of Adjusted EBITDA.

Pension Withdrawal Options

How to use your pension pot is an important decision which should not be taken lightly. It is important not to rush your decision making and to fully understand and contemplate the various options available.

Mergers and Acquisitions (‘M&A’) Definition

Mergers and acquisitions ('M&A') is a term used to describe the purchase or consolidation of companies or trade and assets.  Types of acquisitions Acquisitions either involves the purchase of shares or...
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