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Andrew Van Sickle

Andrew is the editor of MoneyWeek magazine. He grew up in Vienna and studied at the University of St Andrews, where he gained a first-class MA in geography & international relations.

After graduating he began to contribute to the foreign page of The Week and soon afterwards joined MoneyWeek at its inception in October 2000. He helped Merryn Somerset Webb establish it as Britain’s best-selling financial magazine, contributing to every section of the publication and specialising in macroeconomics and stockmarkets, before going part-time.

His freelance projects have included a 2009 relaunch of The Pharma Letter, where he covered corporate news and political developments in the German pharmaceuticals market for two years, and a multiyear stint as deputy editor of the Barclays account at Redwood, a marketing agency.

Andrew has been editing MoneyWeek since 2018, and continues to specialise in investment and news in German-speaking countries owing to his fluent command of the language.

The MoneyWeek Wealth Summit: silver linings for investors amid the global gloom
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Wealth Summit: silver linings for investors amid the global gloom

MoneyWeek’s annual conference featured plenty of optimism and investment ideas.
29 Nov 2022
The MoneyWeek Wealth Summit this Friday - everything you need to know.
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Wealth Summit this Friday - everything you need to know.

Andrew Van Sickle runs through the speakers and topics under discussion at the upcoming MoneyWeek Wealth Summit. Everything you need to know about inv…
24 Nov 2022
Bill Dinning: Britain is a bargain – but global stocks could fall further
Investment strategy

Bill Dinning: Britain is a bargain – but global stocks could fall further

Andrew Van Sickle talks to Bill Dinning ahead of the MoneyWeek Wealth Summit to get his views on some of the hottest topics in finance today.
18 Nov 2022
The dangers of derivatives as the “Goldilocks era” ends
Investment strategy

The dangers of derivatives as the “Goldilocks era” ends

This is no longer a benign environment for investors, says Andrew Van Sickle. But – as the recent pension-fund derivatives blow-up shows – not everybo…
6 Oct 2022
Investors are bullish – but be very careful
Stockmarkets

Investors are bullish – but be very careful

Many investors are buying the dip, convinced the latest upswing is the start of a new bull market. The odds are that it’s not, says Andrew Van Sickle.…
25 Aug 2022
How capitalism has been undermined by poor governance
Global Economy

How capitalism has been undermined by poor governance

Capitalism’s “ruthless efficiency” has been undermined by poor governance, a lack of competition and central banks’ over-enthusiastic money printing, …
18 Aug 2022
Don't be scared by economic forecasting
Global Economy

Don't be scared by economic forecasting

The Bank of England warned last week the UK will tip into recession this year. But predictions about stockmarkets, earnings or macroeconomic trends ca…
12 Aug 2022
The wolf returns to the eurozone’s door
EU Economy

The wolf returns to the eurozone’s door

The eurozone’s intrinsic flaws have been exposed again as investors’ fears about Italy’s ability to pay its debt sends bond yields soaring.
28 Jul 2022
Inflation: compound interest’s evil twin
Inflation

Inflation: compound interest’s evil twin

We're about to see something we've not seen for a while, says Andrew Van Sickle: a nasty bout of inflation.
6 Aug 2021
Why Vietnam is the star of Southeast Asia
Emerging markets

Why Vietnam is the star of Southeast Asia

Emerging markets should be a good source of income in the years ahead, with emerging Asia looking most appealing, and Vietnam the standout performer.
27 Aug 2020
Don't worry about timing the market: what goes around comes around
Investment strategy

Don't worry about timing the market: what goes around comes around

Market cycles are like London buses, says Andrew Van Sickle. If you miss one, don't worry – there will be another along in a few years.
20 Aug 2020
Curiouser and curiouser: 20 years in the markets
Stockmarkets

Curiouser and curiouser: 20 years in the markets

Central banks have been interfering with market and economic cycles for two decades, undermining capitalism and storing up huge trouble for the future…
21 May 2020
Does a “Dogs” investment strategy make sense?
Investment strategy

Does a “Dogs” investment strategy make sense?

Buying the market’s “Dogs” – top-ten high yielders – every year is a popular strategy, but does it make sense?
31 Aug 2018
Jim Rogers: buy gold
Commodities

Jim Rogers: buy gold

Commodities guru Jim Rogers thinks the current oil price is a floor, not a ceiling – but his favourite picks are gold and silver.
24 Aug 2018
Don’t believe the forecasters
Investment strategy

Don’t believe the forecasters

Analysts are always telling us what they think is about to happen to economies or equities, says Andrew Van Sickle. Investors should ignore them.
24 Aug 2018
The spectre of a crisis still haunts Europe
Economy

The spectre of a crisis still haunts Europe

With talk of a trade war hampering equities in a region that is dependent on exports, investors are going cold on Europe.
13 Jul 2018
Trump fires first shots in trade war
Economy

Trump fires first shots in trade war

Donald Trump has fired the first shots in a US-China trade war, slapping tariffs on $34bn of Chinese imports, with another $16bn to follow soon.
12 Jul 2018
America's bull market gets vertigo
Stockmarkets

America's bull market gets vertigo

America's benchmark S&P 500 stockmarket index has been in a bull market since March 2009 – or just over 3,400 days. It is only 50 days short of the lo…
6 Jul 2018
Global M&A hits first-half record
Stockmarkets

Global M&A hits first-half record

In the first half of 2018, the value of global M&A reached $2.5trn, a 65% jump on the same period last year and a first-half record.
6 Jul 2018
Chinese stocks catch a fever
Stockmarkets

Chinese stocks catch a fever

With the Shanghai Composite index down by a fifth since its latest peak in January, Chinese stocks are into official bear-market territory.
29 Jun 2018
Greece: another serving of EU fudge
Economy

Greece: another serving of EU fudge

Greece is finally emerging from its financial rescue programme, but it will have to keep a tight lid on spending for years.
29 Jun 2018
Rattled investors flee Turkey
Economy

Rattled investors flee Turkey

Investors' flight form Turkey, after Recep Tayyip Erdogan won last Sunday’s election, is making a nasty recession all the more likely.
29 Jun 2018
Opec turns on the taps again
Commodities

Opec turns on the taps again

Oil cartel Opec's decision to raise production was seen as bullish for the oil price, even though a lot more crude is heading to market.
28 Jun 2018
GE crashes out of the Dow Jones index
Stockmarkets

GE crashes out of the Dow Jones index

General Electric's eviction from a key American stockmarket gauge is a reminder to check what’s in an index.
22 Jun 2018
Behind the new tech bubble
Stockmarkets

Behind the new tech bubble

It's starting to look a lot like 2001 as analysts have been warning for some time that the technology sector is back in a bubble.
22 Jun 2018
Emerging markets face turbulence
Stockmarkets

Emerging markets face turbulence

The latest fuss over protectionism coming from the White House is especially worrying for emerging markets.
22 Jun 2018
Trump’s trade tirade rattles stocks
Economy

Trump’s trade tirade rattles stocks

Donald Trump's bluster has given markets around the world the jitters, says Andrew Van Sickle.
22 Jun 2018
US tax cut leads to share buyback record
Stockmarkets

US tax cut leads to share buyback record

The constituents of America's S&P 500 index are expected to spend $650bn buying back their shares this year, which would set a new annual record.
15 Jun 2018
Don’t give up on European stocks
Economy

Don’t give up on European stocks

The latest political upset in Italy has given investors a fright. But they are taking too pessimistic a view.
15 Jun 2018
Investors turn on Brazil
Economy

Investors turn on Brazil

Emerging-markets investors have turned their guns on Brazil, sending the real to a two-year low and wiping 15% off the stockmarket in three weeks.
14 Jun 2018
Argentina is thrown a $50bn lifeline
Economy

Argentina is thrown a $50bn lifeline

Argentina has agreed s $50bn credit deal with the IMF, which should stabilise the currency and encourage foreign investment.
14 Jun 2018
US workers get a pay rise – and more is on the way
Economy

US workers get a pay rise – and more is on the way

Wages are rising slowly in the US – growth should hit 3% later this year. Bbut the prospects for workers continue to improve.
8 Jun 2018
Italy: crisis postponed
Economy

Italy: crisis postponed

Italy's populist coalition is back on, and a collision between Brussels and Rome has been postponed. But hostility to the euro will grow.
7 Jun 2018
Trump slaps tariffs on $23bn of trade
Economy

Trump slaps tariffs on $23bn of trade

Donald Trump's tariffs on steel from the EU, Canada and Mexico are bad for the US economy or the global economy, and will lead to retaliatory tariffs …
7 Jun 2018
Why gold is losing its lustre
Gold

Why gold is losing its lustre

Gold has slipped by 5% or so from January’s 17-month high and now costs about $1,300 an ounce.
1 Jun 2018
How Turkey could bring down the euro
Economy

How Turkey could bring down the euro

Turkish banks and companies owe approximately $150bn to foreign creditors, mostly European banks, which could cause big problems in the event of a def…
1 Jun 2018