Spectator Money May 2017

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

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…

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

Robo-advisor Nutmeg needs major growth to stay spicy

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The boss of London’s largest UK ‘robo-advisor’ promised it was going to ‘redefine the UK investment industry’. Now five years…

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

Spread your bets on Theresa May’s majority

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Where’s all the unpredictability in politics gone? After the hubbub about a ‘crisis of liberalism’ and the thrills of punting…