Too many companies are either not listing or going private, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That diverts the returns to the few, not the many.
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If you’re looking for a reliable source of income for your retirement, you might be better off with high-yielding resources stocks than with an annuity, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The valuations of WeWork, Peloton and little-known Australian unicorn iSignThis all point to the fact that the IPO bubble for so-called “tech” firms is bursting.
From Neil Woodford to St James’s Place, skewed financial incentives mean investors’ well-being may not necessarily be a wealth manager’s top priority.
As tech stocks continue to soar, real value has been forgotten. It’s fine to hold tech, says Merryn Somerset Webb, but investors should look for value elsewhere, too.
If the domination of negative yields continues, companies will give up on the equity markets. Why, when you are paid to borrow, would you look to the stockmarket instead?
The world’s most bizarre financial experiment ever – negative interest rates – continues. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at how investors should respond.
The rash of incivility, virtue signalling and outrage on social media is just the latest manifestation of a phenomenon Adam Smith knew only too well, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The “Bank of Mum and Dad” is now the 11th-largest mortgage lender in the UK. But giving your children money may not be the best way to help them, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The annual allowance that has wreaked havoc in the NHS has spread to the armed forces – and is a perfect example of how higher taxes can actually reduce the amount of tax collected.