Merryn Somerset Webb

Good companies

3 November 2016 9:00 am

William Robert Scott’s The Constitution and Finance of English, Scottish and Irish Joint Stock Companies to 1720; John Littlewood’s The Stock Market: 50 Years of Capitalism at Work

Everyone can spot a investment bubble... the only mystery is when it will burst

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Charles P. Kindleberger’s Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

Most of the great and the good who say Vote Remain are on the EU payroll

11 June 2016 9:00 am

For Brexit enthusiasts, Why Vote Leave by Daniel Hannan is an essential primer

The book that can teach you to spot the bottom of the slump

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Our regular look at cult finance books. Thisissue: Anatomy of the Bear: Lessons from Wall Street’s Four Great Bottoms by Russell Napier

Buy-to-let investing just became a very, very bad idea

13 February 2016 9:00 am

If you pick up a buy-to-let property now, you’ll be fighting the full might of the Chancellor and the Bank of England

We don’t belong in the EU’s evil empire

5 December 2015 9:00 am

A few weeks ago Gianluigi Nuzzi, an Italian journalist, published a book called Merchants in the Temple in which he…

Is hyperinflation overhyped?

26 September 2015 9:00 am

A regular look at cult finance books. This issue: When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson

Worry about the eurozone crisis if you like. But profit, too

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Panic in Europe means opportunity for investors

Golden Rules

1 October 2014 8:00 am

Is it too late to buy into the gold boom? Not if you know what you’re doing

What it means for your savings if Scotland votes yes

13 September 2014 9:00 am

The economic consequences if Scotland votes for independence

They made me sit an exam on giving financial advice. And I'm glad

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Has the introduction of standard qualifications made financial advisers more reliable – or produced ‘a better class of crook’?

How to make money from the Scottish referendum

2 November 2013 9:00 am

An investor’s guide to the Scottish referendum

If only more banks were more like Wonga

5 October 2013 9:00 am

There’s an unlikely new role model for sellers of savings products

George Osborne's property bubble will lead to disaster

25 May 2013 9:00 am

The Chancellor is pouring billions into sub-prime debt. What could possibly go wrong?

Investment special: How Shinzo Abe has revived Japan

4 May 2013 9:00 am

Japan’s new leader is the catalyst for a resurgent stock market

Reform at last

3 November 2012 9:00 am

New rules should ensure better advice for investors

An Island of One’s own

22 September 2012 10:40 am

Now is the ideal time to snap one up, says our modern-day Robinson Crusoe

Capital Gains

23 June 2012 10:40 am

There’s still money to be made in London property

Investment Special: Searching for income

17 March 2012 3:00 pm

Despite low rates and QE, decent returns are still to be had

INVESTMENT SPECIAL: The kids can wait

15 October 2011 6:00 pm

Save for yourself before you save for your children

Any other business

27 August 2011 12:00 pm

The shocks won’t end with the summer

INVESTMENT SPECIAL: Sell the East, buy the West

12 February 2011 12:00 am

The end is nigh for the Asian boom – but parts of Europe look perky

My crystal ball sees disappointment ahead

14 December 2009 12:00 am

Merryn Somerset Webb doubts that markets will go on rising — and advises us how not to get poorer in 2010

Private education

9 July 2008 12:00 am

School fees: a luxury you can’t afford

You wouldn’t buy Britain in this state, so why hold your cash in pounds?

13 February 2008 12:00 am

Merryn Somerset Webb on investing in currencies