Spectator Money

Stick to your guns: classic weapons can yield an attractive return free of capital gains tax

The best things in life are capital gains tax free

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Some of the best things in life are free of capital gains tax

The ‘in’ and ‘out’ campaigns? Claptrap on both sides!

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Jonathan Davis invites City veteran and Open Europe founder Rodney Leach to assess the campaigns for and against Brexit

Farmers’ market: The Common Agricultural Policy colours Brussels’ thinking on all aspects of trade

A sober economic analysis shows that Brexit is best

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Your need-to-know guide to the economics of Brexit

Buying and selling euros or dollars? Don’t get stung

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Your bank may be hopelessly uncompetitive in foreign exchange deals — but be careful who else you deal with

Volatile proposition: bitcoin has plunged from its 2013 peak

Is bitcoin a safe haven against mainstream money mayhem?

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The digital currency has a cult following — but is it a safe haven against mainstream money mayhem?

Managing your own pension investments? Then look beyond today’s turmoil

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Our veteran investor offers tips for Sipp holders in worrying times

‘Shall we go or shall we stay?’ Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan in

British expats in the EU fear a stronger euro far more than they fear Brexit

5 March 2016 9:00 am

British expats in France fear a stronger euro far more than Brexit

Global brand: Nestlé of Switzerland ‘will still be selling chocolate in 100 years time’

The other side of the Alps: living and investing in Switzerland

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Why Switzerland is such a great place to live and invest — and so happy it stayed out of the EU

Oh Lord, free us from Brussels: the sale of ‘L’Angelus’ (1858) by Jean-Francois Millet prompted the introduction of ‘droit de suite’

Why Britain’s world-class galleries and auction houses could benefit from Brexit

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Why Britain’s world-class galleries and auction houses could benefit from Brexit

The robots are coming — and they want to make you rich

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The age of the driverless portfolio is upon us

Posh crisps: private equity helped Tyrrells move upmarket

The patient capitalists: why private equity is a force for good

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Despite its bad name, private equity is a force for good

Here we go again: worried customers outside a US bank during the financial crisis of September 1936

Interest rates must rise, but when?

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The Fed keeps finding reasons to delay a vital decision, says a top economist in the first part of our survey of what lies ahead for markets and investors

Storm-tossed: how will our plucky portfolios fare in such choppy waters?

Debt and deflation leave investors all at sea

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Debt and deflation signal squalls ahead

A reassurance: Ben Bernanke

Why the world’s central banks look clueless and uncertain

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The increasing futility of central banks

Think ahead to make the most of your money

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Smart ideas for a prosperous new year

Yes, yes, yes: Margaret Thatcher campaigning before Britain’s last European referendum in 1975

If we vote against Brexit, what happens after ‘Bray’

14 November 2015 9:00 am

What to expect if we vote against ‘Brexit’ from the EU

Industrial revolution: gas from shale — as here in Pennsylvania — has transformed the US energy economy

To frack or not to frack: investing either way

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Our veteran investor hunts for opportunities amid energy confusion

Wheels of fortune: Keith Richards poses in 1967 with his Bentley Continental ‘Flying Spur’, which sold for £600,000 at auction this year

Classic car values are soaring... but buy the one that makes you smile

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Buying a beautiful car that speaks of a bygone era of motoring style is for many people the fulfilment of…

Because I’m worth it: an art deco emerald and diamond necklace sold for over £300,000 at Christie’s in 2007

Investing in jewellery can bring sparkling returns

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Well-chosen jewellery can be highly rewarding

On Jim O’Neill, the new ‘Northern Powerhouse’ supremo

23 May 2015 9:00 am

A doff of my flat cap to Jim O’Neill, the former Goldman Sachs economist who has been made a peer,…

What another hung parliament will do to your savings

7 March 2015 9:00 am

An indecisive general election could be bad news for gilts, bank shares and the pound

Hold your nose and bet on Team Ed

7 March 2015 9:00 am

The Speculator

Some forms of trading are not for DIY investment novices: the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the era of ‘open outcry’

Take control of your trading

7 March 2015 9:00 am

The best services for trading direct in shares and funds

Neil Woodford

Neil Woodford interview: A return to normal around the corner? Utterly wrong

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Star fund manager, Neil Woodford believes talk of a return to economic normality is wishful thinking

Warning: QE is eating your pension

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Retirement funds are being forced to buy bonds that could bring significant future losses