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Cris Sholto Heaton

Cris is an investment analyst and writer who has been contributing to MoneyWeek since 2006. He has also worked with a number of asset managers, consultancies and financial information providers. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and the Investment Management Certificate, as well as degrees in finance and mathematics.

Premium Bonds: a better bet for savers when interest rates are low
Savings

Premium Bonds: a better bet for savers when interest rates are low

Cash is a dull investment with interest rates near zero – but there is one way to make it more exciting without risk
2 Aug 2021
The five best ways to invest in India's promising future
Emerging markets

The five best ways to invest in India's promising future

The pandemic has been catastrophic for India, yet the stockmarket is hitting record highs. Investors are right to remain optimistic about the long ter…
23 Jul 2021
Markets eye a new phase of the post-pandemic recovery
Economy

Markets eye a new phase of the post-pandemic recovery

Economic growth may have passed its high point for this cycle, and earnings growth may have peaked, too.
2 Jul 2021
“Zombie companies” may do little harm to the US economy
US Economy

“Zombie companies” may do little harm to the US economy

Fears that the US is being overrun by corporate zombies may be exaggerated.
2 Jul 2021
The semiconductor shortage will drive an investment boom
Tech stocks

The semiconductor shortage will drive an investment boom

The pandemic has caused a semiconductor shortage, and now governments are keen to create their own domestic microchip manufacturing sectors.
2 Jul 2021
An unwelcome return for roaming charges in the EU
Personal finance

An unwelcome return for roaming charges in the EU

EE will be the first network to bring back roaming charges for mobile phone users in Europe. It's unlikely to be the last.
2 Jul 2021
Philippines comes to terms with the end of the Aquino legacy
Emerging markets

Philippines comes to terms with the end of the Aquino legacy

The death last week of Benigno Aquino, the Philippines’ president from 2010 to 2016, marks the end of a disappointing chapter.
2 Jul 2021
Buying foreign shares is easier than you think – here's how to do it
Investment strategy

Buying foreign shares is easier than you think – here's how to do it

UK investors are increasingly turning their attention to shares listed in the US and beyond. Cris Sholto Heaton looks at five common questions about t…
11 Jun 2021
Why the Yale model of investment teaches us the wrong lessons
Investment strategy

Why the Yale model of investment teaches us the wrong lessons

The “Yale model” of investment sparked a boom in alternative assets, yet its mastermind gave very different investing advice.
17 May 2021
Should we adjust our all-weather ETF portfolio for inflation?
ETFs

Should we adjust our all-weather ETF portfolio for inflation?

It’s too early to batten down the hatches for our ETF model portfolio, but price pressures are increasing.
12 May 2021
Things are looking up for income investors as dividend payouts start to rise
Income investing

Things are looking up for income investors as dividend payouts start to rise

UK dividend payouts are ready to grow again, but this crisis has shown why income investors must diversify overseas.
3 May 2021
How to invest in Vietnam – an emerging market that shone in a difficult year
Emerging markets

How to invest in Vietnam – an emerging market that shone in a difficult year

Vietnam has been one of Asia’s most promising markets for a long time. Now it is shaking off the global coronavirus crisis and looking better than eve…
12 Mar 2021
Britain’s chaotic post-Brexit agricultural revolution
UK Economy

Britain’s chaotic post-Brexit agricultural revolution

The government is making huge changes to how farm subsidies operate after Brexit. Farmers say that the details of what will replace them are still far…
12 Dec 2020
The best dividend recovery plays in the UK right now
Sponsored

The best dividend recovery plays in the UK right now

The collapse in UK dividends this year has been unprecedented. But in time they will return. Cris Sholto Heaton looks at some of the UK's most interes…
30 Nov 2020
China cracks down on its technology giants
China stockmarkets

China cracks down on its technology giants

Alibaba, Tencent and their peers grew fast by exploiting gaps in a heavily regulated economy. But with the Chinese government tightening the rules, th…
26 Nov 2020
The biggest risk for investors from Covid-19
Investment strategy

The biggest risk for investors from Covid-19

Don’t fret about people staying at home as the pandemic ends – worry about them taking to the streets, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
2 Nov 2020
Dividend payments will take a long time to recover
Income investing

Dividend payments will take a long time to recover

Companies are gradually resuming dividend payouts, but we can expect only a modest rebound in 2021, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
25 Oct 2020
Cash in on a profitable end to the oil era
Oil

Cash in on a profitable end to the oil era

Cheap oil stocks could still make a lot of money and carve out a new future before oil demand peaks
20 Oct 2020
Cineworld closure: don't blame James Bond, blame gearing
Investment strategy

Cineworld closure: don't blame James Bond, blame gearing

The crisis at Cineworld shows why it’s important to pick healthier firms when betting on the recovery, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
8 Oct 2020
A better outlook for Brazil
Emerging markets

A better outlook for Brazil

Brazil’s approach to Covid-19 has been a disaster, but the crisis may now have passed the peak, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
5 Oct 2020
Why tech investors' redefinition of "value" is meaningless
Investment strategy

Why tech investors' redefinition of "value" is meaningless

Pretending that high-growth tech companies are value stocks makes the concept meaningless, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
28 Sep 2020
Commercial property: a bet on going back to normal
Property

Commercial property: a bet on going back to normal

Markets are saying that where we work has changed – and that makes an attractive contrarian investment. Cris Heaton picks the best bets in the commerc…
22 Sep 2020
Mega-cap tech stocks: a very crowded trade
Tech stocks

Mega-cap tech stocks: a very crowded trade

It’s a dangerous time for markets when investors can no longer afford to go against the consensus
14 Sep 2020
America’s “tech cash shell” boom
US stockmarkets

America’s “tech cash shell” boom

America's tech companies are eschewing going public through an IPO and opting to use “special purpose acquisition companies” (SPACs) – also known as c…
4 Sep 2020
Offices are empty – but they’re not doomed
Property

Offices are empty – but they’re not doomed

The sudden shift to working from home has left some 75% of office buildings empty. But reports of the commercial property sector's death may be premat…
4 Sep 2020
Jerome Powell’s pivotal moment in monetary policy history
US Economy

Jerome Powell’s pivotal moment in monetary policy history

The Federal Reserve – America's central bank – has said that its inflation target of 2% will now be a long-term average, rather than a rate to be hit …
3 Sep 2020
Japanese stocks still look cheap after Shinzo Abe's resignation
Japan stockmarkets

Japanese stocks still look cheap after Shinzo Abe's resignation

A period of uncertainty after Shinzo Abe's resignation could be a good chance to buy Japanese stocks at a good price.
3 Sep 2020
Hunting for value in emerging-market funds
Investment strategy

Hunting for value in emerging-market funds

Many emerging-market stocks look cheap – but few funds are betting on them while the risks remain high
28 Aug 2020
Why investors shouldn’t overlook Southeast Asia
Emerging markets

Why investors shouldn’t overlook Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia started this decade as the next hot emerging-market growth story. Investors were let down by weak growth and bad politics, but it’s get…
27 Aug 2020
Why it can sometimes pay to invest in illiquid stocks
Investment strategy

Why it can sometimes pay to invest in illiquid stocks

In nervy markets, lower liquidity can make more difference to shares in major companies than you’d expect
24 Aug 2020
Emerging-market investors shun cheap stocks for pricey internet plays
Investment strategy

Emerging-market investors shun cheap stocks for pricey internet plays

Emerging-market investors are piling into high-priced internet businesses and shunning cheap stocks.
16 Aug 2020
Don’t dump your dividends
Income investing

Don’t dump your dividends

This crisis certainly does not prove that taking regular capital gains is safer than relying on natural income from dividends.
10 Aug 2020
Reasons for investors to be cheerful
Investment strategy

Reasons for investors to be cheerful

Markets are betting on a V-shaped recovery – and recent data suggests that they may be right.
3 Aug 2020
How to build a secure income portfolio
Income investing

How to build a secure income portfolio

The Covid-19 crisis has been a huge test for income portfolios, with global dividends slashed on a scale unprecedented for more than 70 years. Cris Sh…
23 Jul 2020
Could the Covid crisis hold a silver lining for cheap value stocks?
Value investing

Could the Covid crisis hold a silver lining for cheap value stocks?

Value investing strategies have had a dreadful six months – but the crisis could be a catalyst for them to turn around.
20 Jul 2020
Commercial property: retail landlords are missing the madding crowd
Property

Commercial property: retail landlords are missing the madding crowd

The outlook for shopping centres and offices is murky, but anxious investors seem to be expecting the worst
13 Jul 2020