Spectator Money – Features

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

How blockchain works

Blockchain: an investor’s guide

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Blockchain is the hottest bit of jargon in the financial world and potentially the most exciting development since the invention…

The Merchant of Venice: expert in spreading investment risk

How to invest in dynamic businesses abroad or world-changing inventions

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Andrew M. Brown explains the risk-spreading principle and the enduring fascination of investment trusts

Glenmor estate lodges at Gleneagles

Timeshare? Think stylish getaways, not dodgy sales reps

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Timeshare is no longer such a dirty word in the travel trade – in fact, shared ownership offers stylish getaway opportunities, says Laura Whitcombe

Brexit is an opportunity for the UK-based car industry to change up a gear

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The UK car industry reinvented itself in the 1980s. Brexit offers it the opportunity to do so again, says Matthew Lynn

Stocks to watch — automotive shares that may prosper post-Brexit

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The challenge of finding undervalued, publicly quoted enterprises with interesting prospects in the automotive sector is, as Matthew Lynn says,…

Rich pickings: successes such as Fever-Tree are fertile ground for Hargreave

Back winners, dump losers: it’s commonsense investing

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Small-cap fund manager Giles Hargreave offers Jonathan Davis his commonsense formula

Knowing when to sell

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Taking profits on rising shares – and dumping duds – is as important as what you pick in the first place, says Robin Andrews

A caviar life on a fish-finger budget

27 May 2017 9:00 am

David Oldroyd-Bolt and Camilla Swift on how to stretch a pittance into a stylish mode de vie

Wall Street seems happy for now... but watch out for the Trump slump

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Matthew Lynn says investors should think about getting out of American stocks while the going is good

Weaker yen, stronger companies: Japan could be the trade of the decade

Japan’s long-depressed stock market could bring spectacular returns soon

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Jonathan Davis says Tokyo’s long-slumped stock market could produce spectacular returns in the next decade

London-centric: the Crossrail project is approaching completion

To invest in an infrastucture boom, find out who’s selling the shovels

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Our veteran investor Robin Andrews finds shares that could benefit from a new infrastructure boom

Gold coins: a ticket to escape from wherever you are in the world

Shopping for gold is easy... you can take it away in a bag if you like

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Margareta Pagano says gold is easy to buy these days... and it’s a hedge against whatever Trump does next

New year, new opportunities

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Laura Whitcombe offers a quick guide to tax changes for 2017/18, plus Isa tips from a leading fund manager

Buy high: Alpine property is still a sound investment above the snow line

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Elliot Wilson says Alpine property is a sound investment if you pick the right resort and stay above the snow line

So hot right now: a statuary marble chimneypiece circa 1770, seen here in the sitting room of Will Fisher, owner of Jamb

How to furnish your Georgian rectory

4 March 2017 9:00 am

People are buying ‘brown furniture’ again, discovers David Oldroyd-Bolt, and mixing old and modern

How to start your own bank

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Camilla Swift learns that launching a new banking venture requires an experienced team with plenty of patience

Mind the generation gap

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Households in the UK are facing a savings time bomb as younger generations struggle to put money aside for retirement. Wealth management firm Brewin Dolphin urges the older generation to consider passing on wealth to their children and grandchildren during their lifetime to prevent a future financial crisis.

Skin in the game? I’m putting in £115 million of mine, says Terry Smith

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Outspoken fund manager Terry Smith is backing his own hunch that equities will stay strong

Why aren’t we talking about China’s huge problems?

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Investors and bankers may be distracted by other global issues, but huge problems still loom for Asia’s superpower economy

Investing for the common good

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The millennial generation is about to inherit — and wants its wealth to have a positive social impact

How to deliver the perfect pitch

26 November 2016 9:00 am

You’ve got a brilliant business idea: here’s how to sell it to venture capitalists in five minutes flat

Self-building for a secure old age: Winston Churchill was a skilled amateur bricklayer

Want a comfortable, well-funded retirement? Don’t buy bonds!

26 November 2016 9:00 am

How to build your own Sipp: follow the experts, avoid bonds and keep fees and charges low

Healthy finances

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Our veteran stock-picker turns his searchlight on potential winners in the field of medical research

Muscle bound: Kim Kardashian in Paris with bodyguard Pascal Duvier — but without her jewellery

The pros and cons of a panic room

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Lessons from the theft of Kim Kardashian’s jewels