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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.

You can also sign up to receive our free email updates for the latest news, market research and insight.

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.

How To videos

In this series of videos, we’ll showcase some of the key parts of Smart Investor to help you navigate through the site, whether you’re just getting started or making changes to how you manage your investments.

Smart Investor with Clare Francis

In this series of handy investing updates, Clare Francis, director of Savings and Investments for Barclays Smart Investor, sets out to demystify personal investments, cutting through the jargon and helping you to become a smarter investor.

Research your investments with Smart Investor

We now offer various options to help inform your investment decisions.

Ways to invest

Always remember that investments can fall in value. You may get back less than you invest.

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Plan & Invest

Plan & Invest is a new service which creates and manages a personalised Investment Plan just for you. Whether your long-term goal is home improvements, retirement or just building a nest egg, all you have to do is tell us a bit about yourself and then let our experts select and manage your investments.

Smart Investor

To choose and manage your own investments from a range of funds, shares, ETFs and bonds, get started today by simply opening up an Investment (Stocks & Shares) ISA, Investment Account or SIPP Account with Smart Investor.

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Exploring investments on Smart Investor

You have the choice of thousands of investments to help you achieve your financial goals. Once you’ve opened one of our accounts, we offer you various ways to explore and find the right investments for you.

Other ways to invest

Always remember that investments can fall in value. You may get back less than you invest.

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Plan & Invest

Plan & Invest is a new service which creates and manages a personalised Investment Plan just for you. Whether your long-term goal is your child’s university education, retirement or just building a nest egg, all you have to do is tell us a bit about yourself and then, if you’re ready to invest, let our experts select and manage your investments.