Spectator Money – Features

Is the current stock market a load of bull?

6 October 2018 9:00 am

The roaring twenties. The booming sixties. The Asian tigers of the 1970s and 1980s, and the dot-com bubble of the…

Rich pickings

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Olivia Williams on the allure of private banking

Midas touch: Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger

Want to predict the price of gold? Then watch Hollywood films

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Movies can predict the price of bullion, says Ross Clark

Meet the ‘Fangs’, the stock to sink your teeth into

26 May 2018 9:00 am

The ‘Fang’ tech giants may have been hit by scandal but they’ll soon bounce back, says Matthew Lynn

The landlords walking into the great EPC trap

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Buy-to-let investors have long occupied a slot in the national consciousness somewhere between arsonists and child molesters. They stand accused…

Infamous past: The atrium at Lloyd’s London headquarters

Why being a member of Lloyd’s of London is still a risky business

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Being a member of Lloyd’s of London is still a high-octane – if occasionally bumpy – ride, says Olivia Williams

The joys of compounding

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Saving half a million pounds into a pension pot seems a goal so large and unachievable that many don’t bother.…

Brilliantly repurposed: Regent’s Canal by the new Central Saint Martins art school

Back on track

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Harry Mount on the stunning transformation of King’s Cross

Beanie Babies were once an investment mania — could cannabis products go the same way?

How to avoid losing money in economic bubbles

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Stephen Eckett on the next financial fads and how to avoid them

Short-selling is simple in theory, but more difficult in practice

3 March 2018 9:00 am

They get a bad press, but we need short-sellers, says James Clunie

Would you take a robot’s tip?

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Andrew Willshire on how AI is being used in fund management

How micro-investing apps taught me about the world of investing

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Tiffany Daneff tries an app that helps you save, one cappuccino at a time

The markets react as the Dow Jones recorded its largest one-day points fall in history last month

What January's financial performance could mean for the rest of 2018

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Investors should once again look to emerging markets for better returns, says Matthew Lynn

Between 1900 and 1940, a series of unstable Chinese regimes flooded global markets with bonds: this one is from 1911

A world of broken bonds

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Elliot Wilson fears that our pension funds and investment portfolios will soon be crammed full of China’s risky corporate debt

Will the budget clamp down on Venture Capital Trusts?

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Watch out for a budget clampdown on the tax advantages of Venture Capital Trusts, warns Jonathan Davis

Fair shares for all

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Robin Andrews explains how small investors can enjoy the same rewards as the professionals by investing in private equity

The perils and profits of peer-to-peer lending

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Christopher Silvester explains how financing small fractions of company ‘receivables’ can bring high returns

Whiskies at the Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond

Rare whiskies can be a better investment bet than first-growth clarets

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Henry Jeffreys says a rare Scotch can be a better investment bet than first-growth claret

Scrap this stamp duty spiral

30 September 2017 9:00 am

What we need is a return to the era of low, simple and stable levies on house sales, argues Matthew Lynn

A senior Oxbridge academic can look forward to a gold-plated, index-linked pension

Are university professors’ big fat pensions under threat?

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Never mind how much vice-chancellors are paid; it’s the pensions promised to 390,000 university staff that are seriously unaffordable, says Jonathan Davis

Pensions, children and the gender gap

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Motherhood and family life can limit women’s ability to save – we need to start getting smart now, says Laura Whitcombe

Bangkok’s MahaNakhon skyscraper, Thailand’s tallest building

The awakening of Southeast Asia’s tiger economies

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Southeast Asia is a region of young consumers, ambitious governments and opportunities for investors, says Elliot Wilson

Race against time: the major players in the broadband challenge

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Robin Andrews picks potential winners in fibre optics as the UK tries to catch up with the rest of the world

Gold is still the safest haven — and mining companies can offer better returns than bullion

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Gold mining shares can offer better returns than bullion itself, says Robin Andrews

French blue chips and property could be hot bets... if Macron delivers

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Elliot Wilson says French blue chips and property could be hot bets – but only if the new president turns his election promises into action