Investing basics

The fundamentals when it comes to all things investing. Learn what stocks and shares, how to buy them and everything else a beginner must-know!

What are stocks and shares?
Are you ready to invest?
What are mutual funds? A beginner's guide - bonds, stocks and securities in a basket
Investing in asset classes explained
Dollar-cost averaging for beginners
What are bonds?
What are ETFs? A guide for beginners
10 tips for beginner investors
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What is a retail investor? A retail investor checking their stocks via the Shares app
Ethical investing strategies
How to budget using the 50/30/20 rule
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What are commodities? A guide for beginners
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) graphic
How to invest in stocks
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What is a recession? Explained with Harry Potter examples
When is the right time to buy and sell stocks
The stock market explained
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*As with all investing, your capital will be at risk.

Meet the authors

Lucy Burgess

Lucy Burgess

Head of Content

Lucy has spent the last 8 years working in fintech. It's safe to say she's pretty passionate about making finance welcoming to everyone.

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James Ashoo

Content Writer

James has been investing for over four years. His aim is to explain the hard stuff, easily! When he's not chewing your ear off about stocks and crypto, he'll most likely be telling bad jokes.

Harjas Singh

Harjas Singh

Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder

With a wealth of experience in fintech, Harjas is the man in the know when it comes to all things product. Investing features, chatting capabilities and thriving communities – he oversees all development on the Shares app!