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Beginners guide to shares and the stock market

Buying shares isn't just for the extremely wealthy or professionals. By understanding how the market works, and the main risks, you can take your first steps towards investing.

Risk vs reward

Any investment comes with a certain element of risk – so how much risk are you willing to accept as you aim for your life goals?

The importance of managing your portfolio

Building an investment portfolio isn’t a one-off exercise. By revisiting your portfolio regularly, you can make sure your choices are fine-tuned to your longer-term financial goals and risk tolerance.

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Jargon buster

An easy-to-understand guide to common investment terms and phrases you may come across as you learn more about investing.

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