Back to School Week: Investment Education

SPECIAL REPORT: All this week we are running Morningstar's guide to financial education, taking you back to school to improve your investing intelligence

Emma Wall 4 September, 2017 | 9:47AM
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Nine million students go back to school in the UK this week, after a long – and for many parents – exhausting summer holiday. The first few weeks of autumn term are often spent revising rather than learning anything new – struggling to remember times tables, capital cities and important dates. 

While many of us are lucky not to have been tasked with homework or exams for years, how do you think you would fare in a snap test of your financial knowledge? Can you explain a popular stock valuation metric? Or what makes a bear market? Three frontier markets? Or even how a fund works?

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, Morningstar.co.uk is going back to school; treat it as a crash course for new investors, or a refresher for seasoned pros

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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