Investment Ideas and Tools

Ready-Made Porfolios

Get inspiration from our investment portfolios. You can conisder them to buy, or use them for further research. Choose from fund-only selections or portfolios including both funds and investment trusts.

Tips and Ideas

Our articles and videos will give you a wealth of market and company news, analysis and tips. All to help you decide where to invest right now.

  • Share Sleuth - Follow our investment blogger, Richard Beddard, as he shares his successful trading strategies
  • Stockwatch - Read Edmund Jackson's weekly assessments
  • Fund Focus reports - Get the latest news and analysis

Stock Search and Fact Sheets

If you know what you’re looking for, search for a share and read the research

Stock Filter and Fund Filter

Get a shortlist of shares or funds to research, based on your own priorities and trading criteria with our stock filter and fund filter tool.

Stock filter

Fund filter

Last-Minute ISA Options

If time is running out, you can open an account in less than 10 minutes (typically). Search for investments or choose from our Ready-Made Selections

Learn from the Experts

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Winners and Losers

See which shares and which sectors have been the winners and losers today and over the last year.

See our shares winners and losers table

winners and losers

Most Bought and Sold Funds and Shares

Find out which funds and shares our investors are trading.

Share Your Trading Ideas With Other Investors

We have one of the longest standing, most vibrant trading communities. Join the debate with our experienced traders, see what other people are talking about and investing in, and follow the traders you most like.

Open an account and start trading

Simply complete our quick application, fund your account and choose an investment to buy.

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Risk warning

Please be aware of the risks involved. The value of investments, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise so you could get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change. If in any doubt, please seek advice.

Our recent awards

  • Best for Frequent Traders – Lang Cat Direct Platform Awards 2014
  • Best Platform – City of London Wealth Management Awards 2014
  • Best Consumer Platform – Aberdeen UK Platform Awards 2013

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