Spectator Money September 2017

Whiskies at the Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond

Rare whiskies can be a better investment bet than first-growth clarets

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Henry Jeffreys says a rare Scotch can be a better investment bet than first-growth claret

Scrap this stamp duty spiral

30 September 2017 9:00 am

What we need is a return to the era of low, simple and stable levies on house sales, argues Matthew Lynn

Ground rents are the next housing scandal

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Whenever I hear someone bemoan the fact that their home has become ‘worthless’, I know someone else is about to…

A senior Oxbridge academic can look forward to a gold-plated, index-linked pension

Are university professors’ big fat pensions under threat?

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Never mind how much vice-chancellors are paid; it’s the pensions promised to 390,000 university staff that are seriously unaffordable, says Jonathan Davis

Pensions, children and the gender gap

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Motherhood and family life can limit women’s ability to save – we need to start getting smart now, says Laura Whitcombe

Bangkok’s MahaNakhon skyscraper, Thailand’s tallest building

The awakening of Southeast Asia’s tiger economies

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Southeast Asia is a region of young consumers, ambitious governments and opportunities for investors, says Elliot Wilson

US shares are ripe for a fall

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Signs are growing that the US bull market is running out of steam. If you invested $100 at the low…

Race against time: the major players in the broadband challenge

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Robin Andrews picks potential winners in fibre optics as the UK tries to catch up with the rest of the world

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…