Morningstar's Guide to Your Financial Education

Get back to school with Morningstar's guide to all things investing and pensions. Brush up on your basic financial knowledge and expand your learning with help from our experts

Emma Wall 7 September, 2015 | 10:19AM
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Do you know your asset allocation from you elbow? Do you know the difference between a bond’s coupon and its yield? Prepare to impress your friends and family – and win pub quizzes based within the square mile – it’s Financial Education Week here at and we’re going back to basics.

Whether you are new to investing and building up a small pension pot thanks to an auto-enrolment scheme at work, or have been stock picking for decades, there is always something new to learn when it comes to the world of finance.

The complexity of stock markets can put off new investors, but armed with a bit of know-how, a sensible head and a long-term horizon just about anyone can make a profit. This week’s content isn’t just for newbies either – there is plenty to satisfy the seasoned investor, with fund updates and stock ideas alongside details on how to make the most of your pension both saving for and in retirement. So read on for the tools you need to become a private investor extraordinaire.

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar