Spectator Money – Columnists

Interest rates have been too low for too long

1 October 2016 8:00 am

Central banks are still keeping interest rates at rock bottom. When the 2007-8 financial crisis struck, reducing interest rates was…

Warehouses the size of football pitches are the new property growth area

1 October 2016 8:00 am

Some time ago my eye was caught by the story of a boy who had taken his father’s credit card…

How to invest in wine? Buy some, drink some, sell some

1 October 2016 8:00 am

A beginner’s guide to enjoyable investment in wine

Trump or Clinton: who should you put your money on?

1 October 2016 8:00 am

He can’t win, can he? Really? The unthinkable idea of President Donald J. Trump is becoming a very real possibility.…

Sorry, but a degree is a rotten investment

1 October 2016 8:00 am

Almost half a million students start-university this month. It’s an exciting time: the launch of adult life and independence. But…

At last, an end to excessive boardroom pay? Not likely

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Patricia Cross wants to kill complexity. As chairman of the remuneration committee of Aviva, the insurance business that older customers…

Buy-to-let is dead. Here comes buy-to-build

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Buy-to-let is dead — many say — killed off by George Osborne’s stamp-duty hike and withdrawal of tax allowances. Welcome…

Why even the bookies love Leicester City

21 May 2016 9:00 am

THE SPECULATOR

EU referendum: beware consensus among the great and the good

5 March 2016 9:00 am

From the Times, June 2003: ‘Senior ministers to lead push for euro.’ From the Financial Times of 4 January 2016:…

Why I’m betting on Brexit

5 March 2016 9:00 am

THE SPECULATOR

Yes, yes, yes: Margaret Thatcher campaigning before Britain’s last European referendum in 1975

If we vote against Brexit, what happens after ‘Bray’

14 November 2015 9:00 am

What to expect if we vote against ‘Brexit’ from the EU

Investors are finally looking beyond the Brics

3 October 2015 9:00 am

As acronyms go, it wasn’t quite up there with Abba, named after the four founders of Sweden’s greatest export. For…

Lessons in prudence at my old primary school

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Reality Check

Political betting in the age of Jeremy Corbyn

3 October 2015 9:00 am

The Speculator

The hottest tipster in golf

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The Speculator

How to win in the telecoms merger war

7 March 2015 9:00 am

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