Investing is absolutely booming at the moment. People are signing up for trading apps in their thousands and putting their hard earned capital on the line. But the sad truth is the majority are going to LOSE money. Some people will only lose a small amount of money but some people are going to lose … read more.
Knowing how to make investment decisions is hard. The decision making process itself can be a major barrier, especially for anyone new to investing, and one so big it’s potentially crippling. Being worried about making the wrong move can stop you making any moves at all. Although there are always many factors to consider before … read more.
Anyone who has checked out my own personal portfolio will know that I’ve got a mixture of stocks and properties so obviously I’m a fan of both. Picking between the two in order to choose one as a better investment than the other is difficult as both have different pro’s and con’s. Both also return … read more.
To get just a 1.25% fixed interest rate on your money in today’s climate you’ve got to tie up your money for five years. Super thanks Shawbrook bank for that killer savings account… a cool £125 per year right in you back pocket. For obvious reasons that’s just not an option so what is the … read more.
We’ve (my wife and I) been building up our property portfolio for 3 years. We completed on our more recent property during the first lockdown back in April. Since then we haven’t added to the portfolio. As things stand we’re not actively looking to buy anything else so does that mean 2021 isn’t a good … read more.
Most of what you read on Smart Investor is a direct result of my own questions about and research into investing and this post on how to structure your investment portfolio is exactly that. It’s born out of feeling bogged down by too many options and trying to decide what the perfect formula for my … read more.