Spectator Money – Features

The robots are coming — and they want to make you rich

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The age of the driverless portfolio is upon us

Posh crisps: private equity helped Tyrrells move upmarket

The patient capitalists: why private equity is a force for good

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Despite its bad name, private equity is a force for good

Here we go again: worried customers outside a US bank during the financial crisis of September 1936

Interest rates must rise, but when?

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The Fed keeps finding reasons to delay a vital decision, says a top economist in the first part of our survey of what lies ahead for markets and investors

Storm-tossed: how will our plucky portfolios fare in such choppy waters?

Debt and deflation leave investors all at sea

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Debt and deflation signal squalls ahead

A reassurance: Ben Bernanke

Why the world’s central banks look clueless and uncertain

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The increasing futility of central banks

Think ahead to make the most of your money

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Smart ideas for a prosperous new year

Industrial revolution: gas from shale — as here in Pennsylvania — has transformed the US energy economy

To frack or not to frack: investing either way

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Our veteran investor hunts for opportunities amid energy confusion

Wheels of fortune: Keith Richards poses in 1967 with his Bentley Continental ‘Flying Spur’, which sold for £600,000 at auction this year

Classic car values are soaring... but buy the one that makes you smile

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Buying a beautiful car that speaks of a bygone era of motoring style is for many people the fulfilment of…

Because I’m worth it: an art deco emerald and diamond necklace sold for over £300,000 at Christie’s in 2007

Investing in jewellery can bring sparkling returns

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Well-chosen jewellery can be highly rewarding

Choices, perspectives and dreams

3 October 2015 9:00 am

After pension rules were relaxed by George Osborne in April, savers were reported to be ‘cashing in their pension pots’…

Myth and modernity: China is feared and revered by the West

Why China's still a land of opportunity for British business

3 October 2015 9:00 am

China is still a land of opportunity for UK companies, despite recent market turmoil

Crowd fever: Hindus at India’s Janmashtami festival form a human pyramid to claim a pot of prize money.

Crowdfunding: gimmick or revolution?

3 October 2015 9:00 am

The pros and cons of equity crowdfunding

Investor Nick Train on when doing less earns more

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Interview: Masterly inactivity works for me, says one of London’s top-ranked investors

A new life afloat starts at £100,000

3 October 2015 9:00 am

SPEND IT WITH STYLE: £100,000 can buy you a new life afloat

Eclipse, foaled in 1764, was an ancestor of 95 per cent of thoroughbredsracing today

The dream – or nightmare – of owning a racehorse

3 October 2015 9:00 am

SPEND IT WITH STYLE: Owning a racehorse is all about high expense and higher hopes

Worth a lot of notes: Yehudi Menuhin tries out a Stradivarius at Sotheby’s in 1971

Could a Stradivarius ever be a sensible way to save?

3 October 2015 9:00 am

SPEND IT WITH STYLE: The esoteric field of investment in fine violins

More downside than upside: knife jugglers at a fair in Texas

A guide to investing in bombed-out stocks

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Our veteran investor explains how to spot recovery signals in bombed-out smaller stocks 

Counting the cost: Labour offered nothing for the aspiring middle class

What business wants from Cameron

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Business dreaded Miliband — but now expects Cameron to deliver

Missing man: Carney’s policies matter as much as Osborne’s

Why relief on the markets may not last

23 May 2015 9:00 am

An investor’s response to the Conservative victory

A sudden glut: the shale revolution has come at a time when western oil demand is falling

Big Oil can expect a long and profitable decline

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The old energy giants can still make good money on the way down

Five smaller oil companies to watch

23 May 2015 9:00 am

A veteran investor picks AIM-listed prospects

A thirtysomething's guide to pensions

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Simple pensions advice for anxious thirtysomethings

Doomed: politicians are gnawing away pension privileges

ISAs, Pensions, Saving, Investment

23 May 2015 9:00 am

A better way to provide for your old age

James Anderson: an optimist betting on the tech barons

23 May 2015 9:00 am

INTERVIEW: James Anderson. An investor who is hunting for long-term holds

The crash was good news for the City's women

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The City is a better workplace for women than it was before the crash