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In his first video in the series, Gavin Lumsden explains how saving into the stock market isn't just for City slickers.
Gavin shows why inflation, increasing life expectancy and shrinking state pensions mean you need to take some risk to grow your wealth.
Gavin identifies five simple rules that can help you make the most of the stock market to grow your wealth.
Starting with a look at commercial property, Gavin explains how the main types of investment are priced on the income they produce.
Gavin continues his income theme with an explanation of what shares are and how dividends work.
Gavin Lumsden concludes his introduction to investment income with a look at fixed interest stocks or bonds.
Gavin heads to the Olympic Park to explain how investment funds can help take the hassle out of investing.
Gavin takes a trip to Hyde Park to explain how unit trusts work.
Gavin Lumsden turns to Beefeaters and the Tower of London to help explain what investment trusts are and how they work.
ETFs have revolutionised investing in recent years, but make sure you know what you're getting into, Gavin warns.
Gavin grabs a bag of fish and chips to explain what a stocks and shares ISA is and how it works.
Gavin Lumsden continues his tour of fast food eateries to explain how wrapping your money in a pension is a good idea.
Gavin Lumsden casts his eye on with-profits endowment policies and explains how they work.
Banks love to flog 'structured' savings products such as guaranteed bonds, but that doesn't mean they are any good, Gavin warns.
Investment bonds are widely sold to the public, but are generally not as good as ISAs or pensions for the beginner investor.
A report by economist John Kay has shown how the UK stock market should be changed to work in everybody's interests.
Bulls and bears, active and passive, growth and value are terms commonly applied to investors. But what do they actually mean?
Here Gavin explains why it's important to be comfortable with the level of risk in your investments, and how you can reduce risk by diversifying your holdings.
Quantitative easing, or 'QE', is a hot topic at the moment, but do you understand how it works and what it's meant to do?
An explanation of the European Central Bank's latest plan to solve the eurozone crisis with 'outright monetary transactions', or OMT.
Pensioners and others depending on investment income are the big losers in the central bankers' war agains inflation. Here's how you can protect yourself.
Investing in stable, well-run businesses that pay healthy dividends can be a good way to turn your savings into income.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has stirred up the debate over investment charges calling them a 'rip off'. Are they?
Retail distribution review is an ugly name, but the important financial reforms it will bring are truly great news for savers and investors.
If you want your money to do more than get a good return, 'ethical' or 'socially responsible' investing might be for you.
Gavin takes a trip to Arsenal FC to explain the job of fund managers looking after the savings in our ISAs and pensions.
Junior individual savings accounts (ISAs) are a great option if you want to put something aside for your kids – our guide explains the basics.
Gavin takes another look at the shares following the third-quarter results.
Following his video at Arsenal's Emirates stadium, Gavin Lumsden visits Chelsea FC to talk about asset allocation!
Gavin Lumsden visits Premier League stragglers Queen's Park Rangers to talk about his 4-3-3 approach to investing.
Sticking with the football theme, Gavin explains why investing's all about achieving the right balance between attack and defence.
There are thousands of funds out there. Here are some tips on how to find the best ones.
In the last Lolly Investor Programme of 2012 Gavin explains why he's positive about the prospects for 2013.
Gold has been an amazing investment this century, beating returns from shares, bonds and property. Gavin takes a look at what's behind its spectacular performance.
Bonds play a big part in many investors' ISAs and pensions. However, experts fear fixed interest stocks are treading on thin ice.
Investors need to keep an eye on inflation because it affects different types of investments in in different ways.
The UK, US and Japan are trying to drive down the value of their currencies. What's going on?
We know China has undergone an astonishing transformation. How should we reflect its economic success in our investments?
Emerging markets are back in vogue as ISA and Sipp investors look for money-making opportunities in a low growth world.
We explain the significance of the passive versus active debate and what it means for investors.
Although there are no investment guarantees, you can find funds and managers that take capital preservation seriously.
How to analyse companies and how to buy shares.
More on bonds – how they are not to be confused with investment bonds.
Maths geeks love bonds, but that’s not a reason for ignoring them!
Our list of 10 things every would-be property investor needs to know
From Soros to the euro, how the currency markets work and how they affect UK-based investors seeking global exposure.
We look at how private investors can access the commodities markets.
With thousands to choose from, where should you begin? We guide you through the fund jungle.
An introduction to analysing fund and fund manager performance.
Listening to the experts doesn’t always help, as there are no hard and fast rules on this one.