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Behavioural investing

If you've read the seminal book Freakonomics you'll already know what this is all about. In a nutshell, behavioural economics is about understanding the psychology that drives our choices. It also spawned the notion of "nudge" ...

Bonds (corporate and government)

On the entire spectrum of investments, bonds are about as low risk as they come. Used by governments and large corporations to raise funds, bonds allow investors to loan money to the issuer for a defined period of time at a variable or fixed interest rate ...

Broker

Think of a broker as the middleman between you and your (hopefully) successful investments. For a fee or commission, they'll execute your investment transactions. Just remember: brokers are not agents, which means they are not acting on your behalf but as a facilitator between you and the other principal party ...