How to invest: a guide to building your first portfolio | Money


    Young people should not be daunted by the idea of buying stocks and shares

    Beyond Meat, which makes vegan sausages and burgers, is one of the top stocks with a millennial theme. Its shares have gone up 500 per cent since it floated

    The world of investment can be a daunting place for those unfamiliar with the stock market. You don’t need to have a big stash of cash to start investing, nor do you need to be able to select investment as your chosen specialist subject in Mastermind to make a start, according to Sarah Coles, a personal finance expert at Hargreaves Lansdown, a fund platform.

    Interest rates on savings have been at rock-bottom for years, so if you’re tempted to take the plunge into stocks and shares, but don’t know where to start, read our beginner’s guide.

    Is the stock market right for me?
    Investing means putting your money into company shares — each one is a tiny part of a company. The stock market is simply…

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