Finance

Britain: you’ve been placed on hold

30 October 2018 11:33 am

Richard Buxton, head of UK equities at Merian Global Investors and manager of the Merian UK Alpha Fund, weighs up the implications of Budget 2018 for UK companies and the broader economy.

Risks Aren’t Only for Equities

12 October 2018 5:38 pm

In our experience, we find many investors approach choosing securities based on odd criteria—like perceptions of safety from risk. A…

Ten years after Lehman’s fall, how close is the next crash?

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Our cinema is showing Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and I’m reminded of a remark attributed to Mark Twain,…

‘No-deal’ Brexit and equities: A Fisher Investments UK perspective

3 September 2018 3:52 pm

All summer, financial media and UK policymakers have been preoccupied with the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, in which the…

The death cross isn’t stocks’ Grim Reaper, according to Fisher Investments UK

1 September 2018 8:00 am

Here at Fisher Investments UK, we think that looking at the death cross has major flaws as a technical indicator…

Successful investing doesn’t require chasing the latest fad

24 August 2018 4:47 pm

In our review of financial media, headlines tend to highlight areas of the market that are either doing very well…

Why oil's recovery may not be rocket fuel for the UK

26 June 2018 10:12 am

People respond to incentives. And in market economies, few incentives top profits. In the energy industry, oil prices are a…

Why it is impossible to know whether Brexit really made every household £900 poorer

7 June 2018 12:05 pm

In his recent testimony to MPs, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney made headlines by claiming the Brexit vote had…

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.…

The Russian spy who went to all the Tory parties

17 March 2018 9:00 am

My dealings with Sergey Nalobin

Why investors’ hopes for energy shares may be too high

26 January 2018 3:58 pm

The FTSE 100 finished strong last year, gaining 5 per cent in December to bring full-year returns to 12 per…

Budget noise and the real drivers of economic growth

4 January 2018 12:47 pm

Ah, the Budget. The business world and financial media’s favourite annual event garners so much attention, you’d be forgiven for…

Inflation is an over-inflated market risk

23 November 2017 5:43 pm

It appears Mark Carney barely escaped writing a letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond this week: UK inflation…

Don’t Lose Sight of the Investment Forest for the Trees

1 November 2017 4:00 am

Do stocks outperform bonds? The widely accepted answer is yes — and by a significant margin over the long term.…

An antidote to Brexit jitters: diversify by investing globally

1 November 2017 3:00 am

Over a year after the UK voted to leave the European Union, UK stocks are humming along, and the economy…

Why I doubt the warm words about Vauxhall and Brexit

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Budget week also turned out to be a week of notable deals. PSA, French owner of Peugeot and Citroën, went…

Why the City will bounce back from Brexit

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The City of London specialises in bouncing back from reverses and exploiting the misfortunes of others. Most missteps in the…

Everyone can spot a investment bubble... the only mystery is when it will burst

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Charles P. Kindleberger’s Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

The Arm deal is definitely good for Softbank. For Britain? Not so much

23 July 2016 9:00 am

It’s easy to see why Arm Holdings, the UK’s only global-scale internet technology company, looked worth a quick £24 billion bet…

Why so many bankers secretly like Labour’s non-dom proposal

25 April 2015 9:00 am

The interesting thing about Labour’s pledge to abolish non-dom tax status — a squib designed to trap Tories into expressing…

Worry about the eurozone crisis if you like. But profit, too

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Panic in Europe means opportunity for investors

Are the Qataris ready for the curse of Canary Wharf?

22 November 2014 9:00 am

I’ve written before of a ‘curse of Qatar’ that might explain misfortunes attending the Gulf state’s UK investments, of which…

What is an investment trust?

24 May 2014 9:00 am

What is an investment trust? And is there one for you?

Where I’m looking for the next great banking blow-up

15 February 2014 9:00 am

A reader likens me to Dr Pangloss, the quack philosopher in Voltaire’s Candide who insisted that ‘all is for the…