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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.

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Analysis

When ETFs can’t work miracles

Bond ETFs can be cheap and liquid, but tracking high-yield debt is more difficult than tracking stocks.
20 Jan 2020
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Investment strategy

Investment forecasts: a Christmas tradition to avoid

The annual ritual of market forecasts isn’t just useless – it could make your investment decisions worse.
31 Dec 2019
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Investment strategy

Beware the hidden risks when investing in emerging markets

Emerging markets look cheap compared with developed countries, but earnings may be less trustworthy.
23 Dec 2019
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Economy

Why Hong Kong’s protests are an urgent warning for Beijing

The protests that have shaken Hong Kong will not threaten China’s grip on power for now. But the country’s leaders will need to learn the right lesson…
31 Oct 2019
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Vietnam: winning Trump’s trade war

There’s been one clear winner in the US-China trade war so far – Vietnam. Many investors see it as the developing world’s next big thing.
11 Oct 2019
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Economy

Traders keep their faith in the Federal Reserve

The S&P 500 continues to rise. But the idea that the US Federal Reserve can hold off a recession by rate cuts alone is optimistic.
11 Oct 2019
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Economy

India’s banking crisis deepens

Bad loans are rising at India's fourth-largest private bank by assets and the lender needs fresh capital to plug the gap. And it's not alone.
10 Oct 2019
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Stock markets

Why Modi’s magic now looks like an illusion for investors in India

Investors are losing confidence in India’s prime minister and his promise of further reforms. The country’s potential remains intact, but be prepared …
19 Sep 2019
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Stock markets

Why it pays to invest in foreign stocks

Many investors feel safer investing at home than in foreign stocks – but as the wobbly pound shows, that safety can be an illusion.
5 Aug 2019
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Investment strategy

How to stop your mind "anchoring" and hobbling your judgement

Your brain's tendency to focus upon only the most recent information can be disastrous for your investment decisions, says Cris Sholto Heaton. Here's …
14 May 2019
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The secrets of Asia’s economic success

Investors dream of the profits to be made from billions of emerging-market consumers, but first these countries will need to become wealthier. That’s …
7 Feb 2019
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Investment strategy

Trouble at the top of the market

Shares in asset managers have had a bad year, says Cris Sholto Heaton. That could be an early sign the long boom is over.
26 Oct 2018
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Economy

Squabbling Tories look out of touch

This week’s conference showed the party’s growing fear of Jeremy Corbyn. Cris Sholto Heaton reports.
5 Oct 2018
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Funds

Three cheap and interesting aircraft leasing funds

These aircraft-leasing funds were hit by fears over their planes’ resale value. Now, they look cheap.
27 Jul 2018
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Funds

Don’t get nudged into a second-rate pension fund

Auto-enrolment means many more workers are now paying into a pension – but the default funds are often a poor choice. Take the time to pick your own, …
20 Apr 2018
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Economy

A crisis that may spell the end for PFI

The firm that runs schools, hospitals and roads for the British government has collapsed. The consequences may be far-reaching. Cris Sholto Heaton rep…
21 Jan 2018
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Funds

The cost of confidence in investments

We often talk about the importance of a fund manager having high conviction in their investments, says Cris Sholto Heaton. But sometimes too much conv…
10 Nov 2017
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Economy

The Paradise Papers force the wealthy to take cover

A climate is developing in which the wealthy are perceived to not be paying their way, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
9 Nov 2017
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Economy

China’s new helmsman charts his own course

Xi Jinping has consolidated enough power to take China where he wants – whether forwards or backwards. Investors should hope for the best, says Cris S…
2 Nov 2017
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Funds

Funds for a global portfolio

Holding international stocks is one of the best ways to build a more balanced portfolio. Cris Sholto Heaton picks five global funds with distinctive s…
14 Jul 2017
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Economy

Five high-quality EM funds

Emerging markets offer plenty of potential, but the standard of listed companies is often poor. Cris Sholto Heaton picks five funds that focus on bett…
30 Jun 2017
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Pensions

Pensions: Still piling on the complexity

Pensions regulations are subject to such incessant change that many people struggle to understand how best to save for retirement. at MoneyWeek, we a…
26 Jun 2017
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Pensions

How much can you spend after you retire?

Investors need to change the way they approach taking an income from their pension to get more from their money in retirement.
26 Jun 2017
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Personal finance

Software for stock pickers

Online tools make it much easier to analyse potential investments. Cris Sholto Heaton looks at the options.
7 Mar 2017
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Economy

One more reason to hold gold

Forget about central banks not having a plan, says Cris Sholto Heaton. Investors will come to realise they haven't got a clue.
11 Aug 2016
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Stock markets

How dear are US stocks?

The Cape ratio is a popular metric for valuing stockmarkets. Cris Sholto Heaton explains how it works, and what it tells us about the American market.
10 Jun 2016
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Investment strategy

When a broker goes bust

Cris Sholto Heaton looks at what can happen when your broker goes under, dragging your money down with it.
1 Apr 2016
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Investment strategy

How safe are your shares?

What happens if one of the firms holding your shares goes bust? It sounds an easy question, but the answer isn’t as simple as it might seem, says Cris…
18 Mar 2016
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Films

The Art of Execution: How the world’s best investors get it wrong and still make millions by Lee Freeman-Shor

The Art of ExecutionAn easy read with sensible conclusions, says Cris Sholto Heaton. It's just a shame there isn't more of it.
11 Mar 2016
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Economy

Bill Gross is still bearish

He may no longer be the Bond King, but Bill Gross is no less bearish than before.
11 Mar 2016
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Investment strategy

Why it pays to cut a loss

Even long-term investors should have a clear philosophy for deciding when to cut an investment. Cris Sholto Heaton explains why.
11 Mar 2016
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Isas

The best stockbrokers and fund platforms

We look at what MoneyWeek readers want from stockbrokers and fund supermarkets and reveal which ones you rate the highest.
9 Mar 2016
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Investing for the long term: four principles for prudent investing

Successful investing isn’t about chasing excitement – you need a sensible strategy that lets you sleep at night.
9 Mar 2016
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Self select ISAs

The best software for keeping an eye on your investments

If you have a complicated portfolio, these software packages could help you keep track and monitor your performance.
9 Mar 2016
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Features

How we could make Isas better

We’re very keen on Isas at MoneyWeek. They are a fantastically flexible way to save and invest. But there’s still some room for improvement. So here a…
9 Mar 2016
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Tutorials

FSCS: Keeping your investments safe

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protects up to £50,000 of your cash if your stockbroker or fund platform were to go bust and your mo…
9 Mar 2016
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