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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.

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
How Covid-19 sparked the return of the day trader
Investment strategy

How Covid-19 sparked the return of the day trader

Lockdown boredom has unleashed a horde of speculators on US stocks, with predictable consequences.
7 Jul 2020
The end of currency a tailwind for UK investors
Currencies

The end of currency a tailwind for UK investors

A weak pound and strong dollar are unlikely to keep bolstering returns for British investors over the next decade.
29 Jun 2020
Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines
Share tips

Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines

International dividends shouldn’t only mean companies in the US or Europe – the Far East has plenty of big payouts to offer. Cris Sholto Heaton looks …
22 Jun 2020
Why Aim stocks are for stockpickers
Small cap stocks

Why Aim stocks are for stockpickers

Aim, the UK’s market for growth stocks, has had a respectable five years, but returns are driven by a few winners.
21 Jun 2020
How to construct an all-weather ETF portfolio
Investment strategy

How to construct an all-weather ETF portfolio

The outlook for markets is highly uncertain. This set of investments balances growth with protection in a crisis, says Cris Sholto Heaton
19 Jun 2020
Investing in the US stockmarket is a hefty bet on big tech
Investment strategy

Investing in the US stockmarket is a hefty bet on big tech

The US market looks expensive with or without the FAANGs – but they will surely decide its fate.
15 Jun 2020
Lessons for investors from the “go-go years”
Investment strategy

Lessons for investors from the “go-go years”

The fate of the Nifty Fifty stocks reminds should remind investors that it’s dangerous to pay too much for the certain winners of tomorrow.
8 Jun 2020
How income from options could prove illusory
Investment strategy

How income from options could prove illusory

Funds that use call options to supplement dividends can offer higher yields, but this usually comes at the cost of lower long-term returns.
1 Jun 2020
Cheap bets for the next decade
Investment strategy

Cheap bets for the next decade

We can’t be sure what the future holds, but low valuations suggest these assets may do better than most
25 May 2020
The US Federal Reserve's backstop keeps the bond market afloat
Corporate bonds

The US Federal Reserve's backstop keeps the bond market afloat

An announcement back in March from America's central bank, that it would buy corporate bonds, has given the corporate bond market a fillip even as com…
22 May 2020
US stocks should brace for bad news
US stockmarkets

US stocks should brace for bad news

A growing number of American firms say that they will not reopen some of their factories, threatening employment, the economy and the stockmarket reco…
22 May 2020
Keep calm and carry on investing with pound-cost averaging
Investment strategy

Keep calm and carry on investing with pound-cost averaging

Pound-cost averaging is a simple strategy to overcome fear and make sure you capitalise on a crisis.
18 May 2020
Income investors should look beyond Britain to beat the cash squeeze
Income investing

Income investors should look beyond Britain to beat the cash squeeze

Dividend cuts by FTSE 100 companies won’t be repaired quickly – many firms were already living beyond their means. Investors should diversify abroad f…
14 May 2020
Why history can't help understand the current crash
Investment strategy

Why history can't help understand the current crash

This latest crisis is unprecedented in many ways – and that makes it hard to apply lessons from past crashes.
12 May 2020
Why cash is the most undervalued asset in your portfolio
Investment strategy

Why cash is the most undervalued asset in your portfolio

Cash normally seems like the dullest part of a portfolio – but times like these remind us why it’s worth paying the price to keep some in reserve.
4 May 2020
How ETFs broke the oil market
Oil

How ETFs broke the oil market

The bizarre collapse in US crude may have been worsened by high levels of trading in a popular exchange-traded fund.
23 Apr 2020
A buy signal for emerging Asia
Emerging markets

A buy signal for emerging Asia

One indicator has a good record of spotting the bottom in Asia – and it’s saying the region looks cheap
20 Apr 2020