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Investment News & Articles

Keeping up to speed with the issues that could affect your investments is important for all smart investors. Read our latest articles to discover topical economic and market insight, investment ideas, and some of the trends which are shaping the world today.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.

Investing for beginners

If you’re new to investing, it’s not always easy to know how to get started. We explain the basics of investing, including how different types of investment work, why it’s important to take a long-term view, and how to begin building an investment portfolio.

Investing insights

Keep up to speed with the latest investment and economic insights from our experts. We provide in-depth analysis and timely commentary on market events, so you can learn more about the themes that might impact your portfolio. 

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Investment strategies

Stay up to date with the latest investment strategies from independent industry experts and our own professionals. We explore a wide range of different ideas and approaches so that you can work out the best investment plan for you.

Market analysis

Looking for information about different markets and key asset classes? Our market analysis keeps you up to speed with all the latest developments in global markets, providing you with investing insight to help you make smarter investment decisions.

Stocks and shares

Discover everything you need to know about buying, selling and holding shares. Learn also which stocks are at the top of fund managers’ holdings, and how managers go about selecting shares that will hopefully rise in value faster than the wider market.

Weekly Investment Ideas

Looking for investment ideas?

You’ve come to the right place.

Here, our investment specialists help you select funds for your portfolio. Each idea is taken from the Barclays Funds List, which has been created by Barclays’ investment specialists to represent a shortlist of funds that we believe have built solid reputations. With thousands of different funds to choose from, it can seem like a big task to build the portfolio that’s right for you. Hopefully these ideas will help you in building your diversified investment portfolio.

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Word on the Street Podcasts

Word on the Street is a news and financial markets podcast where leading investment experts discuss events that have been making the headlines.

Views on the News

A weekly round-up of the leading business, personal finance, investment, savings and pensions stories in the press from the past week, including analysis and opinion from our experts.

Our Investment Experts

Our experts are considered authorities in their field, so they’re the right people to provide you with the type of insights which can help you make smarter investing decisions. Learn more about their specialities below, as well as why they’re considered experts, and keep an eye on the Investment news and articles section of Barclays Smart Investor for their latest articles.

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