How to avoid losing money in economic bubbles

Do you remember the Beanie Baby crash of 1999? Chris Robinson, an actor who appeared in the TV series General…

3 Mar 2018

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

The collapse of Carillion has reminded the public of the existence of short-sellers: stock-market participants who benefit from falling share…

3 Mar 2018

Would you take a robot’s tip?

We are forever being told that artificial intelligence (AI) is coming to take our jobs. Is your financial advisor one…

3 Mar 2018

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

I’ve long wanted to invest but have never known how. Buying stocks and shares or investing lump sums in blue…

3 Mar 2018

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

There are several mantras that experienced investors use to guide themselves through the markets. ‘Sell in May and go away’…

3 Mar 2018

A world of broken bonds

September’s annual IMF-World Bank meeting in Washington DC was a strange affair. Delegates fretted about Europe, about Brexit and, given…

4 Nov 2017

The UK stock market still looks cheap

In my last column I argued that by many measures American shares are expensive. If that is the case, should…

3 Mar 2018

A home in a tax haven

If there is one group of people you might think would be celebrating the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, surely it…

3 Mar 2018

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