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Guide: 7 valuable behaviours for successful investing

April Guide <strong>Guide: 7 valuable behaviours for successful investing</strong>

How do you grow your wealth when you’re investing? Choosing the “right” investments is just one of the ingredients needed for success. Indeed, your mindset and behaviours could have a much larger effect on the outcomes of your investments than you might think. Your approach to investing could influence the decisions you make when you […]

ESG investing: What does a “net zero commitment” mean?

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“Net zero” has become a buzzword in sustainability and you might hear it used when you’re reviewing investment opportunities. Read on to find out what net zero means and why it could affect your portfolio. Net zero is part of wider initiatives to reduce the impact economies and businesses have on the environment and the […]

Pensions could be fuelling climate change with huge £88 billion investment

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Climate change is a huge global issue. Yet, research indicates that pension funds are investing billions of pounds in businesses that are contributing to the challenge. Does your pension invest in fossil fuel companies? The Make My Money Matter campaign claims UK pension funds are investing £88 billion in fossil fuel companies. On average, this […]

Regulators get tough on greenwashing. Here’s why it could be good news for ESG investors

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Investment and pension funds are set to face closer scrutiny when they label investments as “sustainable”. For investors who want to consider ESG (environmental, social, and governance) factors, it could make selecting investments more straightforward. Regulators getting tough on how products are marketed follows growing concerns about “greenwashing”. When a company makes exaggerated or misleading […]

Why inaction is a crucial part of successful investing

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When you think about investing, it’s probably the actions you take that come to mind. That could be researching a fund or actively investing in a company by purchasing shares. However, the steps you don’t take are just as important for your portfolio to be successful. That may sound strange, but not acting on impulses […]

Investing 101: Why investing could boost your long-term wealth

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Investing is often a crucial part of creating a long-term financial plan. Over the next few months, you can read about the investment essentials you need to know if it’s something you want to start doing or simply learn more about.  Read on to find out what investing means, and why it’s something you should […]

How does the Cop27 climate conference affect ESG investing?

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Recently, world leaders gathered to discuss climate change at a United Nations (UN) conference. While the talks that took place may seem far removed from your investment portfolio, they can affect the ESG investment market, which considers environmental, social, and governance issues.  The 2022 meeting of the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change, dubbed […]

ESG: Can you balance your values with your investment goals?

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More people are considering their values when making investment decisions. If it’s something you’ve thought about, you may wonder if it’s compatible with your investment goals. But it is possible to consider both values and returns. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing considers issues across these three areas when investing, as well as financial information. […]

Why taking too little investment risk could harm your goals

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When you imagine the worries that might come with taking investment risk, it’s probably “taking too much” that comes to mind. After all, you’ve likely heard stories of people that have invested in high-risk opportunities and lost some or all their money.  However, when you’re investing for the long term, taking too little risk can […]

Young investors are championing the “S” in ESG investing, so what does it mean?

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ESG investing means considering environmental, social, and governance issues when investing. While ESG encompasses a wide range of issues, there’s often a focus on the environmental aspect, from climate change to plastic pollution. However, that could be about to shift. According to a report in FTAdviser, young investors are placing more importance on social factors. […]

The ESG investment trends to watch out for this year

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ESG investing means considering environmental, social, and governance factors when deciding how to invest. ESG investing continues to grow and more investors are considering how they reflect their values in financial decisions. It covers a broad range of areas, but here are some of the trends that are set to affect ESG investing this year. […]

Greenwashing: What does it mean when investing?

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There is a growing interest in investments that are “sustainable” or “green”. Yet, it can be difficult to spot which investment opportunities will have a real impact, and research shows investors are increasingly sceptical about “greenwashing”. Greenwashing is when companies or funds give a false impression or provide misleading information about how environmentally friendly they […]

COP26: What does the outcome mean for investors?

3 COP26: What does the outcome mean for investors?

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) took place in November in Glasgow and brought together countries to discuss how they can tackle the global issue. It was the first time since COP21, which took place in 2015, that parties were expected to enhance their commitments to climate change. The outcomes were disappointing for some, with […]