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Making investment choices

Interested in exploring the world of investments? Reading our useful guides could help you get started.

Understanding equities

Equities – also known as stocks or shares – are investments representing fractional or partial ownership in a company which may be listed on the Stock Exchange.

Understanding property

Property investment is very popular and usually involves direct investment – buying a physical property – or investment through a property fund.

Understanding absolute return

An absolute return in the purest sense is the size of a return over a set period of time and Absolute Return Funds aim to achieve just that – a positive return, although this is not guaranteed.

Understanding risk

A guide to the main types of investment risk.

Understanding bonds

Bonds are used by companies and governments to borrow money from investors and they usually have a fixed length or term.

Understanding commodities

Commodities such as agricultural products, precious metal and natural resources can also be used for investment purposes.

Understanding structured products

Structured products, often referred to as market-linked investments have emerged from the need to generate returns for investors which are just not possible from more conventional investments.

Making Investment Choices

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