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Cris Sholto Heaton

Cris Sholto Heaton is an investment analyst and writer who has been contributing to MoneyWeek since 2006 and was managing editor of the magazine between 2016 and 2018. He is especially interested in international investing, believing many investors still focus too much on their home markets and that it pays to take advantage of all the opportunities the world offers. He often writes about Asian equities, international income and global asset allocation.

Cris began his career in financial services consultancy at PwC and Lane Clark & Peacock, before an abrupt change of direction into oil, gas and energy at Petroleum Economist and Platts and subsequently into investment research and writing. In addition to his articles for MoneyWeek, he also works 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. He has also studied acting, film-making and photography, and strongly suspects that an awareness of what makes a compelling story is just as important for understanding markets as any amount of qualifications.

 

Russia's rigged election won’t rattle investors
Emerging markets

Russia's rigged election won’t rattle investors

Russian stocks are soaring, despite last week’s blatantly rigged election.
24 Sep 2021
Iron-ore price fall hits mining stocks
Commodities

Iron-ore price fall hits mining stocks

The iron-ore price hit a record high of over $235 a tonne in May. But it has since fallen to below $100, sparking a sell-off in mining stocks.
24 Sep 2021
Xi Jinping’s crackdown spreads to Macau and Hong Kong
Chinese economy

Xi Jinping’s crackdown spreads to Macau and Hong Kong

The Chinese government is cracking down on Macau's gambling sector and Hong Kong's property companies.
24 Sep 2021
Evergrande: Chinese property giant spooks global markets
China stockmarkets

Evergrande: Chinese property giant spooks global markets

Global markets fell this week as investors worried about the fate of Evergrande, China’s most indebted property developer, which is teetering on the b…
24 Sep 2021
Investing in property: how Reits can help your portfolio fight inflation
Property

Investing in property: how Reits can help your portfolio fight inflation

Finding an income that keeps pace with inflation is getting harder, but real-estate investment trusts (Reits) can help. Look for a mix of growth and b…
16 Aug 2021
Putting a price on Big Oil – how to value oil stocks
Investment strategy

Putting a price on Big Oil – how to value oil stocks

The future of oil is uncertain, but some of the major oil companies are not being given the benefit of the doubt, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
9 Aug 2021
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