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Tim Bennett delivers short educational videos which are a fast, easy way to get to grips with financial jargon, key investing numbers and how the investing world works.



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The price to earnings growth ratio (PEG) can help you judge whether a share is cheap or expensive. This week I explain how and also point out its main pitfalls.
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Balance sheets may be less exciting than profit and loss accounts but they contain vital information for investors, as Tim Bennett explains.
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Price earnings (p/e) ratios can be very useful when it comes to judging whether a share is cheap or expensive. However, as Tim Bennett explains in this video,  they are not perfect and must be interpreted with care.
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Many CEOs like to grow their firms quickly by buying up other firms. In this week’s video, Tim Bennett  warns that this strategy also gives managers an opportunity to flatter profits and points out some of the warning signs that suggest management may have bought too much, too soon.
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Currencies operate in a world of their own says Tim Bennett. In this video he explains some of the most commonly used jargon and highlights how spot and forward deals work.
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An ISA and a SIPP can both help long-term investors build wealth. In this video Tim sums up the key differences between the two products and explains which is best.
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Inflation data is closely watched by investors. In this short video I cover all the basics of the UK’s two main measures and explain why they matter.
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Sooner or later an equity investor will come across the term EBITDA. Here Tim Bennett explains how it is used and asks whether it should be so popular.
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The dividend yield is a key number for income investors. In this short video Tim Bennett explains why, runs through the basic calculation and highlights the main weakness of the ratio.
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Chancellor George Osborne overhauled the stamp duty rules in his recent Autumn Statement. This week I explain how this tax works and what has changed.
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Free cash flow yield is widely quoted by analysts and gives investors a useful insight into whether a share is cheap or expensive. In this week’s short video I explain how it works.
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Anyone investing in fixed income securities should be familiar with yields – a key way to measure returns. In this short video Tim explains how these work and also how to evaluate the investment risk of a fixed income security using a credit rating.
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Stock charts can help to reveal when you should buy or sell a stock, sector or index. In this short video I introduce charts and explain how.
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New ISA rules came into effect at the start of the month, bringing some welcome changes to the way these useful tax shelters work. In this short video I explain what these are and offer some tips on getting the most from your new ISAs.
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Investing in shares can be a great way to build lifetime wealth. Tim Bennett explains their basic features and offers a few tips to new investors.
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Individual Savings Accounts are a great way to save and invest tax efficiently. Here Tim Bennett explains how they work and offers some tips to help you get the most out of them.
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Buying a home makes financial sense says Tim Bennett. However beyond that property investing is fraught with pitfalls - in this short video Tim explains why.
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The FTSE 100 is a key index for investors. In this video I recap how it works and weigh up its pros and cons as a benchmark.
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There are a number of different factors to consider when buying shares as Tim points out in this video. He explains the key ones before offering new investors some pointers when it comes to choosing a broker.
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Bond markets can be one of the first places to look for signs of trouble. In this short video I introduce and explain a key warning indicator – the yield spread.
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Lose control over working capital and you can quickly lose control over cash flow says Tim Bennett. In this short video he explains why and points out some of the warning signs that suggest all is not well.
As 2015 approaches I look at three ways you can improve your saving and investing as we enter the New Year.
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Debt has a direct impact on the return you can expect to get from a share says Tim Bennett. In this short video he highlights why.
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Chartists rely heavily on moving averages to spot key patterns. Two of these are the so-called “Golden” and “Death” crosses. This week I explain how they work.
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When is a sale not a sale? Investors should be aware of the different ways in which even a simple number such as the sales figure can be reported. Here I point out a couple of the techniques that can be used to flatter a firm’s results.
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Dividends are a key part of the total return that an investor can expect from shares. In this short video Tim Bennett explains why dividends are so important and how equity investors should approach income investing.
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There are good and bad ways to approach saving says Tim Bennett. In this short video he offers some simple, practical advice designed to make sure you get the most from your money.
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How can you tell when a company might be running into trouble? Tim Bennett suggests three ways a balance sheet can reveal that all is not well.
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The ability to earn interest on interest is one of the keys to building long-term wealth. Tim Bennett explains why compounding is so powerful and suggests some ways to make it work for you.
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New fund investors need to grasp the concept of net asset value (NAV) and its relationship with the market value of a fund. In this short video I introduce NAV and highlight why it matters.
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If you want low-cost exposure to an index or sector an exchange traded fund can offer it. However as Tim Bennett warns in this short video, many of the newer ETFs are complex and relatively expensive.
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In this Christmas video I round up some of the top investing tips offered by our market experts in Confidant over the past four quarters.
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The p/e ratio is one of investing's most widely quoted numbers notes Tim Bennett. Here he explains how it works and what it can reveal about a share.
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Initial public offerings (IPOs) generate headlines by bringing new companies to the stock market for the first time. Tim Bennett looks at how they work and explains what they mean for retail investors.