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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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Return on equity has been called the King of Ratios. In this short video I explain why before pointing out a few of its limitations.
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What are fixed income securities (bonds)? Here Tim Bennett introduces how they work and breaks down the key jargon for novice investors.
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In this short video I introduce the stock market’s “fear gauge”, the Vix index. I summarise how it works, what it reveals and point out its main drawback.
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Saving enough for retirement is a huge challenge. In this video Tim Bennett introduces the Self Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) and explains how it can help.
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Anyone buying shares, or seeking to build a portfolio, needs to understand volatility. In this short video I introduce Beta as one way of measuring it. I explain how it works, how it can help and point out its main pitfalls.
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Standard deviation can help you test the reliability of quoted performance figures and even judge where a share price might go next. In this short video I explain how and point out its main pitfalls as a number.
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There are many different ways for a firm to report profits notes Tim Bennett. Here he offers a short guide to which versions are the most reliable.
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Debt and derivatives can both be used to change the profile of a fund’s returns. Tim Bennett explains how and points out the main pitfalls associated with both.
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Funds are not all created equal and some carry more risk than others. In this short video I recap the advantages of funds before highlighting five key issues that an investor should investigate before buying.
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The phrase hedge fund covers a wide range of different investment vehicles and strategies. Here Tim Bennett offers his short guide to why they exist and what they do.
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Share buybacks are billed as an effective way for firms to return surplus cash to shareholders. But as Tim Bennett explains in this short video they can also flatter a firm’s results and help directors hit their own remuneration targets.
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Inflation is the enemy of cash. Tim Bennett explains why this matters so much to investors and what they can do about it.
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The London Stock Exchange sits at the heart of share trading in the UK. In this short video Tim gives an overview of how it works and highlights some of the key events in its long and distinguished history.
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Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) are a great way to save and invest tax efficiently. Here Tim Bennett explains how they work and compares them to the New ISAs (NISAs) introduced in the latest budget.
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The differences between open and closed ended funds can confuse investors. Here Tim Bennett offers a short jargon-free guide to all the basics.
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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.
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Carry traders make money from the fact that currencies offer different rates of interest. In this short video, Tim explains how carry trades work and also how they can go wrong.
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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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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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