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Understanding the stock market

In the second article of our investing series we discuss what stocks are, how the stock market works, and why people invest in stocks.

This is the second article in our series on investment. You can read the first article on the inter-relationship between interest rates, inflation and investment here. The third article in this series will discuss how ordinary people can get started with investing and why passive index investing might be the most effective way to do so.