Investment ideas and research tools

Investment ideas and research tools

Knowing what to invest in, and when to buy shares and then sell them, is the key to investing success. We can help you make smarter decisions on how and where to invest in your ISA tax efficiently, with our investment ideas. Take inspiration from our experts, select from our investment portfolios or use our investment tools and resources to help you decide.

Looking for ISA inspiration? Check out our ISA hub

Take AIM

Small caps can provide some interesting opportunities for investors who can take the added risk of higher volatility.

Check out our round-up of AIM market news, tips and comment.

Stock Watch with Edmond Jackson

Edmond Jackson picks out two stocks to watch each week, focusing on the overpriced as well as options for growth, income and recovery.

Follow the Stock Watch

Model portfolios

Looking for inspiration or ideas to help you get started? Check out the Money Observer Model Portfolios constructed and managed by the Money Observer editorial team.

The range of 12 portfolios cater for medium and higher risk profiles, income or growth aims and different time horizons and for each portfolio you’ll find in-depth analysis, fund factsheets, plus regular updates and reviews.

All the individual funds that go to make up the Money Observer portfolios are available to buy through your ii account, giving you the freedom to replicate a portfolio, pick just the funds that suit you best or even construct your own portfolio utilising some of the team’s selection.

Market Analysis

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 09:17
A brighter forecast for FTSE 100

As the sun continues to shine, there's a further glimmer of hope for the FTSE 100. Technical analyst Alistair Strang reveals the key numbers to watch.

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 09:10
Stockwatch: A speculative binary call

Its shares are up 75% in a fortnight, but should you follow the chief executive and buy into this ongoing turnaround, asks Edmond Jackson.

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 16:23
A portfolio designed to lower your Inheritance Tax bill

Given many more investors are falling into the inheritance tax trap, former AIM writer of the year Andrew Hore suggests six great AIM shares to help with your tax planning.

Ideas and Inspiration

Take inspiration from our experts:

Lee Wild

Rebecca O'Keeffe
Head of Investments
John Burford
Investment Expert, Chart of the Week
Edmond Jackson
Andrew Hore
Investment Expert

Self Select

If you'd like more help with your decision making, use our Stock Filter or our Fund Filter tools to narrow your choice of stocks and shares and oeics/unit trusts to research further. Filter by share price and performance, company fundamentals and values, such as PE ratio and dividend yield. You can easily hold these in our trading account and ISA.

Use our Stock Filter tool or our Fund filter tool

When you know what you're looking for, use our search tools to pinpoint information on the shares and unit trusts you're interested in.