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What is Capital Gains Tax?

Capital gains tax (often referred to as 'CGT') is a tax payable by UK individuals who sell or dispose of an asset...

Bond Yields Explained

This article will explain the differences between income yield, redemption yield (also known as 'yield to maturity'), yield to call and yield...

Compound Interest Explained

What is compound interest?How is compound interest calculated?Compound interest formulaCalculating compound interest in ExcelThe Rule of 72Why is compound interest an important...

What are Fallen Angels and Rising Stars?

There are certain speculative bonds (also known as high yield or junk bonds) which are often referred to as fallen angels or...

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...

Income vs Accumulation Funds

Investment funds pools the capital of many individual investors to invest in one or more types of underlying financial securities. In the...

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...

What are index-linked savings certificates?

Index-linked savings certificates are tax-free bonds issued by National Savings and Investments (NSI). These bonds are no longer available to the general...

What is Pound Cost Averaging?

Pound cost averaging is the concept of drip feeding your cash into an underlying investment rather than investing in one larger lump...

What is an investment fund?

An investment fund is an investment vehicle which pools the funds of many individual investors. These funds are actively managed by a...

What is execution only share dealing?

Execution only share dealing is where a broker purely executes an investors buy or sell instructions, rather than providing any investment advice...
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