Beginner's Guide

Get on the right path to investing

You don't have to be rich or a rocket scientist to become an investor. If you’re thinking about investing, there are really two main things you need to understand:

  1. You’ll need to hang on to your investments for at least five years or longer
  2. Even if you do, there’s a chance you might get back less than you put in.

To find out more about the basics of investing explore our 6 step guide.

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