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…

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

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

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…

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

Crypto-currencies are risky as hell – but worth a punt

30 September 2017 9:00 am

‘I’m up 430 per cent,’ said my friend Mash, boasting about his investments in Bitcoin. I should have known then…

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

Buying housebuilders’ shares beats buying houses

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Safe as ’ouses, as they say. The housing slump of 2008 seems a long time ago now. Prices across the…

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

Fund a fisherman, finance a film or give a fillip to forensics

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Crowdfunding is a promising idea, and has created useful products. The Canary home-security system I wrote about recently was funded…

Warren Buffet says this is ‘by far the best book on investing ever written’

25 March 2017 9:00 am

After 44 years, The Intelligent Investor is still a money-making bible

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

So far so good with my racing punts... maybe I should quit while I’m ahead

4 March 2017 9:00 am

In Spectator Money last November, I wrote about Equotion, an algorithm gambling service or ‘Sports Betting Disrupter’ which promises customers…

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

The risks and rewards of investing in apartment-block freeholds

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Is being a buy-to-let investor just a bit too respectable for you? There’s an alternative: become a landlord’s landlord and…

Got a windfall? Invest in a nearly-new car

4 March 2017 9:00 am

If you’re lucky enough to receive a legacy of, say, £10,000 or £20,000, what should you do with it? You’d…

No one can tip winners every time, but at Spectator Money we bring you true voices of experience

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Politics and markets deliver surprises, but fundamental value endures

The many many millions of Mogg

3 November 2016 9:00 am

Behind the old-fashioned suits and perfect manners, Jacob Rees-Mogg is a titan of high finance, says David Oldroyd-Bolt