Fund managers used to boast they paid no attention to politics. That, says Merryn Somerset Webb, is no longer the case.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
Since women got the vote a century ago, we have developed a more progressive tax system and a transferred more wealth to the less well-off. That’s no coincidence, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Brexit is hogging all the headlines, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But for investors, there’s something more interesting going on in the bond market.
People objecting to new housing developments in their neighbourhoods are acting perfectly rationally, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there’s an easy solution: divert some of the landowners’ profits and buy them off.
Brexit fear has gripped the stockmarket. Now could be a rare opportunity to pick up London-listed stocks on the cheap, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Rising interest rates, higher labour costs and governments threatening harsher regulations and stricter tax regimes all mean last year’s must-have investments are now firmly out of fashion.
People are living longer than ever before – and the old are starting to behave as if they are merely middle-aged. Therein lies opportunity, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
For leaving the European Union to be as bad as many fear, there would have to be shocking levels on incompetence, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
When investing in funds, it’s worth choosing boutique firms whose managers invest along with the clients. And an investment trust is nothing but a mini boutique, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
An awful lot of people think globalisation can only go in one direction – forwards. They’re wrong, says Merryn Somerset Webb.