Equities

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...

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).

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).

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...

What are Bull and Bear Markets?

People refer to the stock market as a 'bull market' where share prices have been rising consistently over a period of time....

Types of Orders when Trading Shares & Derivative Products

When acquiring shares or trading in derivative contracts through execution only share trading platforms, there are a number of different types of...

Capital Gains Tax 30 Day Rule / Bed and Breakfast

Every year, UK- based investors benefit from a capital gains tax ('CGT') allowance. This allowance means that up to a certain value...

What are share options and how do they work?

What are share options? Share options are a type of financial security. When investing in share options, you are...

Best Online Share Dealing Platforms

In this article, we help you to find the cheapest online share dealing platforms for buying and holding shares / ETF investments...

Investing in Tracker Funds and ETFs

This 'investing in tracker funds and ETFs' guide starts with the basics of what index trackers are and expands to explain how...

Investing in Shares Online

This 'investing in shares online' guide starts with the basics and expands to explain the various supply and demand drivers which impact...

Trackers vs Managed Funds

My opinion is that the vast majority of private investors have little hope of outperforming the market by picking their own share...
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