The biggest companies you’ve never heard of

When you build an investment portfolio using ETFs, you’ll usually be buying stocks from a wealth of different companies. A lot of these will be brands you recognise, with S&P 500 ETFs featuring the likes of Apple and Amazon, for example.  In some cases, however,…

ETF names explained

The names of ETFs vary a lot. Some are fairly self-explanatory, featuring the provider and the index, like the iShares S&P 500. Others are more complex and hold more information, like the Invesco MSCI USA ESG Universal Screened.  Knowing how to read the composite parts…

What currency hedging is and why it’s important

For most UK investors, the Great British Pound (GBP) will be the primary investing currency. When building a globally diversified portfolio, however, it’s important to consider how exposure to overseas markets could benefit your investments. Through InvestEngine, investors have access to hundreds of ETFs, with…

What high inflation means for interest rates

If 2022 has been defined by one economic trend, it’s high inflation. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in February, inflation across all major economies has been notably high, with the UK seeing its highest figures in decades.  The causes are numerous but rising…

Investing 101: Understanding risk and return

When we invest, we do it to generate returns. There are a number of other considerations, but this is the primary reason anyone enters the markets.  Similarly, risk is just a part of investing. Without it, investments would have no chance to grow. Different asset…