Morningstar's Back to School Guide to Investing

SPECIAL REPORT: A new school year begins this week, and we are taking the opportunity to swot up on all things investing - testing your financial knowledge and savings habits

Emma Wall 5 September, 2016 | 9:15AM

Are you new to investing or a seasoned pro? Chances are whether you have yet to select a single stock, or have been running a personal pension for decades, you could do with going back to school for a refresher course in all things investing.

For the newbies, the world of investing can seem overwhelming – and an indiscernible language, scandalous headlines and the threat of financial loss does not help. But you have to be in it to win it, and with a little know-how and a lot of patience your financial goals are achievable.

For investors with a bit more experience, use this week to re-assess your savings habits; is your portfolio well diversified? Are your income targets being met? Could you take on more risk for potential greater rewards?

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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