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    • megangibbons
    • By megangibbons 16th May 18, 9:21 PM
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    how to start investing in Index funds
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    • 16th May 18, 9:21 PM
    how to start investing in Index funds 16th May 18 at 9:21 PM
    Does anybody know how I should go about investing in index funds? and any information that would be helpful!

    thank you
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    • Alistair31
    • By Alistair31 16th May 18, 9:24 PM
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    These might get you started.

    http://monevator.com/category/investing/passive-investing-investing/
    http://jlcollinsnh.com/stock-series/
    Last edited by Alistair31; 16-05-2018 at 9:27 PM.
    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 16th May 18, 10:02 PM
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    Does anybody know how I should go about investing in index funds? and any information that would be helpful!

    thank you
    Originally posted by megangibbons
    Decide on index fund(s)
    Open an ISA.
    Move cash in.
    Buy index fund in the quantity you require.
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • dunstonh
    • By dunstonh 16th May 18, 10:15 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 10:15 PM
    Does anybody know how I should go about investing in index funds? and any information that would be helpful!
    Do you have enough to invest and the knowledge to go into more advanced portfolio building at this stage or the near future?

    Amount is important as if you want to use single sector funds, as you suggest, then that is around 10 funds. If you have say 3% allocated to Japan, then 3% of 1000 is just 30. Even if its 10,000 then its still only 300.

    Typically you dont start to portfolio build until you get to larger amounts. In the early days using multi-asset funds makes more sense and then you can learn as you go along without jumping in at the deep end right at the start.
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). Comments are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
    • BLB53
    • By BLB53 16th May 18, 10:41 PM
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    I suggest a look at Vanguard Lifestrategy funds with a low cost broker such as Vanguard Investor or AJ Bell Youinvest.

    Have a look at some of the articles on the likes of Monevator
    http://monevator.com/category/investing/passive-investing-investing/

    and DIY Investor
    http://diyinvestoruk.blogspot.co.uk/p/basics.html
    If you choose index funds you can never outperform the market.
    If you choose managed funds there's a high probability you will underperform index funds.
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