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Educational content for young people relating to the world of finance!


Beginner's Guide to Technical Analysis

9 Apr 2021 6 minute read 1 comment jag28

Technical Analysis (TA) is the art of predicting price movements for a financial market, based on historical charting, previous patterns, and statistical data. This analysis helps traders to make decisions based on what is most likely to happen given...

Savings: Getting Started

21 Feb 2021 4 minute read 0 comments jag28

The sooner you can start saving/investing, the better. The famous Chinese proverb, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” comes to mind. And the reason is because of compound interest. The best way to show the...

Bond Markets: A Brief Overview

21 Feb 2021 3 minute read 0 comments jag28

A bond is a fixed income instrument which represents a loan made by an investor to a lender. The lender is also known as the issuer/seller of the bond, where the bond itself is known as the contract of the loan. Each individual bond has a term of mat...

Commodity Markets: A Brief Overview

20 Feb 2021 2 minute read 0 comments jag28

A commodity is a type of goods or service that can be exchanged with other goods of the same type. These goods and services can be bought directly through the market or through derivatives such as options and the futures market. The 4 main broad cate...

Equity Markets: A Brief Overview

20 Feb 2021 2 minute read 0 comments jag28

Equities? Don't you mean stocks Jag? They always go up right? Sort of but not quite. Equity markets are simply where the buying and selling of stocks occurs. The tradable stocks in the market are either publicly listed stocks, or privately owned stoc...

Building a Successful CV and Cover Letter

19 Feb 2021 3 minute read 0 comments jag28

As we approach deadline season for graduate/summer internship/spring week applications, felt this article is much needed! Firstly, this is just going to be based off my own experiences, so don't take this as professional careers advice! The 2 main co...

UK Student Finance in a Nutshell

19 Feb 2021 3 minute read 0 comments jag28

Quick Stats £17 billion is loaned to around 1.3 million students in England every year. The value of outstanding loans at the end of March 2019 reached £121 billion. The value of outstanding loans is expected to be £450 billion by mid-century....