How Regular Investing Works

VIDEO: Should you invest a lump-sum or small, regular amounts? We're back at the investment board to look at the pros and cons 

Holly Black 6 November, 2020 | 11:25AM
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Holly Black: Welcome to the Morningstar Investment Board. I'm Holly Black. Today, we are talking about regular investing or regular saving, whatever way you like to talk about it. It is one of the two main ways that you can put money into the market. So, the most obvious way, perhaps, is with a lump sum. You just put it all in on one day. But there are risks with that, because what if the value of your investment falls the very next day? Regular investing can be a bit easier. You set it up with your fund supermarket; a set amount of money each month goes into the funds or stocks of your choice. It's like any other direct debit in that way, the same way you pay your mobile phone bill or your mortgage, and it takes a lot of the stress out of investing because you don't have to think about it.

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