Investment ideas and research tools

Investment Ideas... information to act on

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.

Stocks to Watch - Equities

The Share Sleuth Portfolio

Richard Beddard - the Share Sleuth - runs a model portfolio of hand-picked, mostly small-cap value, stocks. He exposes every statistic and piece of research so you can witness each decision as it happens.

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Ready to Go - Funds

Ready-Made Portfolios

Select from a ready made investment portfolios range of 12 investment portfolios created by Money Observer editor Andrew Pitts and his team, catering for medium and higher risk profiles, income or growth aims and different time horizons.

See our Ready-Made Portfolios


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


Ready-Made Fund Selections

See our selection of hand-picked diversified fund selections across different investing themes. Each holds four separate funds which beat their benchmark over three and five years.

See our Ready-Made Fund Selections

Ideas and Inspiration

Take inspiration from our experts:

Andrew Pitts
Editor, Money Observer

Lee Wild
Companies, News and Features Editor

Richard Beddard
Companies Editor

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.



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