If you want a very long-term investment that produces an income into your retirement while preserving your capital, buy an investment trust, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
Global geopolitics has become a “black swan” machine. Unexpected things just keep happening. How are you supposed to invest in a world full of political risk?
Japan suffered one of the most spectacular bubbles in financial history. But today, the market is so cheap that it’s practically the opposite of where it was in 1989. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how to profit.
If you feel yourself getting swept up in the excitement of a new disruptive stock coming to market, watch out. Buying into an IPO nearly always involves losing money, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The gap between rich and poor is a growing problem. But fixing inequality isn’t as simple as just squeezing the rich till they squeak, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Both the RAC and AA have been saddled with huge debts by private equity owners. It;s not done them any favours at all.
All anyone will be voting on in the upcoming election will be Brexit. But what happens after that? What happens, for example, if Jeremy Corbyn wins?
Rather than spend their donors’ money on charitable causes, a huge number of charities are hoarding cash and investing it. They should be spending it on those they have pledged to help, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Neil Woodford and Adam Neumann have pulled off spectacular examples of the “bezzle”, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Hoodwinking investors and walking off with vast, unearned fortunes.
Neil Woodford made every mistake it is possible to make as a money manager. And his investors have been stiffed. But however wrong it all went, Woodford never stopped taking the fees.