Interactive Investor Knowledge Centre

Net asset value broken down

Net asset value (NAV) is a term often used when valuing investment trusts, including many property companies and certain other companies whose balance sheets are full of valuable assets or investments.


In this section, we break down the things you should be looking out for in your investment decision-making process as you seek exposure to different types of firms...

Four steps to making your first trade in forex

Before you trade, you need to follow a few steps.

Pips, lots and leverage

Why do currency pair quotes have five decimal places?

Typically in forex, currency pairs display their prices with four decimal points. A few, such as the Japanese yen, display two decimal places. No matter what currency pair you're trading, the last large number behind the decimal always represents a pip, the main unit price that can change for the currency pair.

How to trade forex

The forex market is one of the most popular trading arenas in the world, but knowing your lots from your leverage and setting up the right plan are key. Our introduction to trading forex gives you the perfect start.

An introduction to forex trading

Also known as foreign exchange or currency trading, forex is one of the largest markets in the world.

Analysing, anticipating and planning

Making a forex trade can be extremely risky and, like doing anything that takes risk, you can take precautions to minimise its impact. In forex, there are three skills you can develop to help you manage your trading risk: anticipating, planning and analysing.

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