investing

What is the Difference Between Stocks & Shares?

This is a common question I receive from new investors who wonder what differences there are between stocks and shares. This is a sensible question, as financial products such as a ‘Stocks and Shares ISA’ appear to suggest there is a discernable difference between the two words. In actuality, there is no difference between stocks ... Read More »

July 22, 2011 ·

Investing

stocks

Investing in Precious Metal

1. Gold Bars Bars come in metric sizes, and are based directly on that day’s gold price, plus a premium for manufacture and marketing. The smaller the bar, the bigger the premium. 2. Sovereigns One popular way to own gold is by buying gold coins, with 22-carat gold sovereigns the favourite with British investors. Sovereigns ... Read More »

January 17, 2011 ·

Investing

metals