Tech firms are listing on the stockmarket in their droves, with their private-equity backers raking in the cash. That’s perfectly sensible. What’s not so sensible is the number of retail investors buying in.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
Too many people see property as a good investment and pensions as a waste of time. They couldn’t be more wrong, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The UK is short of funds offering diversified but very active and intelligent exposure to the global equity market on the cheap. Thankfully, that’s just what Alliance Trust is turning into, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Stockmarket bulls should remember that all melt-ups are quickly followed by meltdowns. If you are buying into today’s fast rising markets, do so with care.
The agricultural sector has long survived by throwing more pesticides, machines and land at every problem. That won’t work any more. Merryn Somerset Webb explores the agri-tech revolution.
It’s no longer enough to research the investment methodology when choosing a fund, says Merryn Somerset Webb. You have to check its approach to ethics too.
There’s nothing remotely risqué in buying loss-making firms when they list, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But that doesn’t make it a good idea.
A customs union sounds like a nice idea in theory, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But in reality, it’s a terrible one.
Despite the overwhelmingly remain-leaning sentiments of the House of Commons, Brexit is proceeding relatively well, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
In the UK it feels line there is no news except for news on Brexit. But there are a few bits of good news around, says Merryn Somerset Webb.