EQ launches new guide – ‘What to expect when you’re investing’

EQ has published a new guide about what investing in stock markets really means for your money.

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With many savers fed up with low rates of return on their cash, the guide sets out some basic concepts you should know before you get started.

Whether you’re thinking about investing for a wealthier retirement, to build a nest egg or to give your children a great financial start in life, this guide will help you understand some of the key fundamentals and your own priorities:

  • Why should you invest
  • What kind of growth can be achieved
  • Selecting the right level of risk
  • The advantages of investing through funds
  • The different characteristics of each asset class

Over the longer term, history shows the benefits of investing, however new investors can be overwhelmed by the seemingly endless jargon. Even if you have a wealth of experience, it is helpful to go back to basics from time to time.

While the perception of stock markets may trigger images of brokers yelling “Buy! Sell!” the reality of long-term investing tends to be rather more mundane – thank goodness!

Sophie Kennedy, Head of Investing, EQ

Download a free copy of the guide here.

About the author: Ben Faulkner

Ben joined EQ in 2015 and has over 17 years of experience across the pensions, financial technology and wealth management sectors. At EQ, he is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the marketing communications strategy. Outside of work, Ben’s two daughters keep him busy. He enjoys keeping fit, especially running and cycling along the Pilgrim’s Way.

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