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Managing my investments
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Week 2: The spectrum of personal investments


The second week of Managing my investments explores the range of mainstream savings and investment products available to the personal investor. You’ll also examine new types of investments like peer-to-peer lending and crowd funding. Begin by watching the video, to hear Martin Upton introduce this week’s topics.

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The coverage of the spectrum of personal investments includes savings accounts, shares, bonds, property, commodities and investment funds. You’ll also examine new types of investments, like pensioner bonds and peer-to-peer and crowd lending.

The week also includes coverage of the costs associated with investing, including the fees that may be paid to investment managers, and the taxation of investment returns.

You’ll also look at the concept of the government bond yield curve and the importance of this yield curve to investment management.

By the end of the week you will understand the features and risks of the products available in the personal investment ‘supermarket’.