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Guides

Welcome to our investment guides.

Our free guides are designed to provide readers with essential information on every aspect of investing, whether that's picking a junior Isa for a child, choosing high yield shares, investing in emerging market funds, building a portfolio from scratch or buying bonds.

We'll be adding new guides regularly so keep an eye out for the latest additions.

Some of the guides below are downloadable. If you don’t have Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free at www.adobe.com/uk/

Investing for income

Investing in bonds

Investing in bonds

Everything you need to know about investing in bonds

Investing in shares for income

Investing in shares for income

Everything you need to know about getting an income from shares

Investing in shares

How to get started in investing

How to get started in investing

Your guide to a brighter financial future

Getting started in investing

Getting started in investing

Everything you need to know about getting started in investing

Investing in small caps

Investing in small caps

What do small caps have to offer investors?

How to choose a stockbroker

How to choose a stockbroker

Our in-depth survey of prices and services will help you decide

Inheritance Tax Tracker

Inheritance Tax Tracker

Investors Champion has created a tool to help identify Aim stocks that qualify for IHT relief

Guide to successful stock picking

Guide to successful stock picking

Simon Thompson, our companies editor, reveals the clues he uses to spot stock market gems

Investing in funds

How to invest in exchange traded funds (ETFs)

How to invest in exchange traded funds (ETFs)

All you need to know about investing in exchange traded funds (ETFs)

Guide to investment trusts

Guide to investment trusts

All you need to know about investment trusts

IC TOP 100 FUNDS 2013

IC TOP 100 FUNDS 2013

Moira O'Neill picks her top 100 actively managed funds for 2013

IC TOP 100 FUNDS 2012

IC TOP 100 FUNDS 2012

We pick our 100 top actively-managed funds

IC Top 100 Funds 2014

IC Top 100 Funds 2014

Our selection of the best actively managed funds for 2014

Investing in property

Investing in property

Investing in property

All you need to know about investing in property, whether it's buy to let, high street shops or funds

Planning for retirement

Choosing an annuity

Choosing an annuity

Everything you need to know about investing in annuities

Young money

Young money guides

Young money guides

Now is the time to start thinking seriously about your financial future.

Investing for children

Why you should invest for your child's future

Why you should invest for your child's future

There are lots of good reasons to invest for your children. Our guide explains how to do it

Features

Investors Chronicle 2013 features

Investors Chronicle 2013 features

Direct links to features published in 2013.

Investors Chronicle 2012 features

Investors Chronicle 2012 features

Direct links to features published in 2012.

Investors Chronicle 2011 features

Investors Chronicle 2011 features

Direct links to features published in 2011.

Free investment guides for iPad

How to Invest in Shares: Everything you need to know

How to Invest in Shares: Everything you need to know

Download your free guide to investing in shares.

Annuities Guide

Annuities Guide

Choosing the right solution for retirement

Investment Trusts

Investment Trusts

The high performance and low cost investing option

How to build the ideal portfolio

How to build the ideal portfolio

A free investment guide, inspired by Investors Chronicle's award-winning Ideal Portfolio series.

Golden rules of investing

Investing basics

Investing basics

Maximise your returns by learning the investing basics

Avoiding bubbles

Avoiding bubbles

Learn the difference between a rock solid investment opportunity and investment mania

The next big thing

The next big thing

Practical tips on finding the next new investment opportunity

Investing for income

Investing for income

Find out how to build a portfolio of income generating investments

Getting advice

Getting advice

Find out where to obtain the best advice on investing

Commercial property

Commercial property

How to make money from property

Commodities: investing in oil and gold

Commodities: investing in oil and gold

Find out how you can profit from commodities

Value v growth shares

Value v growth shares

Find out how to spot shares likely to deliver value or growth

Tax

Tax

Make sure you understand your tax allowances

Innovation

Innovation

Using the internet for investing

Advertiser reports

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