Dull plodding is what wins the race in the end. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Nick Train of Finsbury Growth & Income Trust.
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Stamp duty is a mad tax for all sorts of reasons, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But if anybody should have to pay it, make it the seller.
There are plenty of reasons to be pessimistic in today’s financial world. But that’s not necessarily the right attitude for investors, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
New technology will revolutionise farming to the same extent that the invention of the plough did in the past, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Selection in education is good, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But only if it is fluid. We should create “grammar streams” in every comprehensive.
If you’re looking for a safe place to invest, why hold government bonds over cash? Right now, a safe jammed full of notes would make a much better haven.
Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Oldfield Partners’ Jamie Carter about the trials and even greater rewards of being an investor.
There’s no great secret to being a great investor, says Merryn Somerset Webb. You just have to learn to be patient.
With negative interest rates, big companies have lost all incentive to make money the old fashioned way. They can just get paid to borrow money instead.
For the average worker, investing for retirement can be a headache. But employees of the Bank of England don’t have that worry. And, with an £11k a week pension, nor does the CEO of National Grid.