Studies seem to show that female investors outperform their male counterparts by quite a bit. Merryn Somerset Webb isn’t so sure that’s true.
Wages have not risen much in real terms over the last decade. But there are some signs that the tide is turning, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The British public’s obsession with owning houses can make for a life of utter misery, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Too many non-charitable charities are getting public money, says Merryn Somerset Webb. If you want to save the red squirrel, knock yourself out. But don’t expect the rest of us to pay for it too.
Japan’s GDP figures suggest the country is in recession. But it’s an exciting place to be, and looks likely to stay that way, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The government is determined to claw back what it’s owed from businesses that it sees as easy targets, such as banks and tobacco companies. Plan your investments accordingly, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Ken Fisher, the billionaire founder of Fisher Investments, sees no problem with the level of fund management fees. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why he’s wrong.
Merryn Somerset Webb picks seven of the most interesting robotics stocks worth looking at now.
If you’re thinking of buying a house in France, beware. ‘Wealthy foreigners’ are getting stung with a new property tax.
The more hedge fund managers try to be different, the more they are the same, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Soon, the mega-rich won’t be able to use prime property investments to buy British citizenship.
Ignore the official figures – China probably isn’t growing that fast, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But that may be no bad thing for stocks.
The Bank of Japan has stepped in to cheer the market, says Merryn Somerset Webb. This could be the start of a nice bull market in Japanese stocks.
State pensions could well end up being swept away with defined benefit pensions, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Ease of transport is a great driver of economies, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And if we want to get the north going again, we need better rail links.