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The basics of funds

In this episode, Clare talks us through the basics of funds - one of the most popular types of investment. She explains what they are, how they work, and the benefits and drawbacks of investing.

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.

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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.

In the coming weeks, Clare will focus on the issues that really matter to investors, whether you’re relatively new or you’ve been investing for years. She’ll look at the experiences of other investors and gather some insights from seasoned experts.

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