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David C Stevenson

David Stevenson is a regular columnist for MoneyWeek, and also writes for the FT and Citywire. He’s also been a columnist for Investment Week and is currently editor-in-chief at AltFi, the leading alternative finance fintech news brand. In a previous life David was a TV producer and helped run a big corporate communications business. He likes investment trusts, ETFs and sci-fi movies, but not in that order.  

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The commercial property funds to research now

There are still opportunities in commercial property, but choose your subsector carefully, says David Stevenson.
4 Jan 2020
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Don’t give up on P2P lending

The P2P lending sector has had a torrid year and the rules are being tightened. But it’s hardly game over, says David Stevenson.
24 Dec 2019
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Make sure your fund manager has their money where their mouth is

Are the interests of the finance professionals managing your money properly aligned with your interests? There's a relatively simple way to check.
3 Dec 2019
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Buy these two funds to profit from private companies

Don’t be put off by Neil Woodford’s disaster. These two funds have done well with unlisted firms.
19 Nov 2019
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Top ten funds to profit from a Boris Brexit bounce

City analysts are pondering a once-unthinkable scenario: what if it all goes right for Boris Johnson? David Stevenson picks the funds he thinks will p…
5 Nov 2019
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How to invest in US stocks on the cheap

Investing in US stocks used to be an expensive hassle. Not any more, says David Stevenson.
3 Nov 2019
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This overlooked investment trust can help you tap in to Canada’s dependable dividends

Canada is often dismissed as dull, but it looks exciting for income seekers. And this investment trust can help adventurous types to build a portfolio…
8 Oct 2019
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Stock markets

Passive investments come under pressure from regulators

Investors are allocating ever greater sums to passive investments including ETFs and index trackers. Regulators have taken note, says David Stevenson.
24 Sep 2019
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JPMorgan's tasty new infrastructure investment trust comes to market

JPMorgan’s new investment trust offers a play on real assets ranging from global infrastructure to Asian property.
9 Sep 2019
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Alternative investments

P2P lending hits a speed bump

The P2P lending sector is slowing, but it remains appealing in an era of zero interest rates, says David Stevenson.
3 Sep 2019
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Adventurous investors should head for the frontier in Georgia

Georgia Capital, a London-listed investment fund, is trading on a big discount and looks a good bet for the brave.
13 Aug 2019
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The best way to play the biotech boom

Syncona is an unusual investment trust that invests in promising privately held biotech companies. It should be a core holding in any portfolio, says …
30 Jul 2019
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CITR: how you can do well by doing good

Ignore corporate virtue-signalling. The CITR is a more practical and tax-efficient way for investors with a social conscience to help struggling commu…
14 Jul 2019
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Give these 19 investment trusts a chance

Investors should spare a thought for these 19 out-of-favour investment trusts, says David Stevenson.
2 Jul 2019
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The seven best investment opportunities in India and Indonesia

Asia contains numerous interesting developments for adventurous investors to keep a close eye on. Here, David Stevenson looks at seven of the best …
4 Jun 2019
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Three investment funds that should prosper under a Corbyn government

A Corbyn government may not be welcomed by everyone, says David Stevenson, but it will bring investment opportunities. And these three funds should be…
21 May 2019
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Make a juicy income from commercial property

Regional Reit’s commercial property assets should provide investors with a sustainable yield, says David Stevenson.
1 May 2019
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Stock markets

British stocks are due a bounce

Uncertainty over Brexit has prompted consumers and companies to put off investing in British stocks. Once clarity returns, cheap stocks should rebound…
4 Apr 2019
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Pershing Square's Bill Ackman has seen the light

Bill Ackman, the notorious activist investor, could turn his Pershing Square hedge fund into the next Berkshire Hathaway.
26 Mar 2019
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Alternative finance

Peer-to-peer: cutting out the middleman could cost you

There are a vast array of peer-to-peer lending sites. That’s why you need a company to help research and collate the ones that might suit you.
11 Mar 2019
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Two funds to help in the hunt for income

These two funds should provide a decent level of income in return for relatively low fees.
26 Feb 2019
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Stash your cash in bond ETFs

A savings account isn’t always practical. Here’s what to do with the cash in your portfolio.
19 Feb 2019
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What should income investors do if inflation doesn’t arrive?

With interest rates rising during 2018, and market murmurs about inflation, income investors might have been hoping for juicier opportunities this yea…
8 Feb 2019
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Two top themes for 2019

Bet on Japanese corporate-governance reform and healthy small US banks, says David Stevenson.
1 Feb 2019
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The investment trust tops and flops of 2018

2018 was a lousy year for equities, but some investment trusts managed to produce positive returns.
11 Jan 2019
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Funds

Hard times for alternative funds

Funds that promised diversification look worryingly vulnerable to rising market volatility.
28 Dec 2018
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A do-it-yourself ETF portfolio

Take advantage of the low-cost exchange-traded funds disrupting the market.
7 Dec 2018
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Global Sustainability : a new ESG investment trust

Global Sustainability offers a rare opportunity to invest in ESG alongside big pension funds.
23 Nov 2018
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Three alternative-finance platforms making waves

Funding Circle’s disappointing debut doesn’t mean all alternative lending platforms are overhyped. David C Stevenson highlights three of the sector’s …
9 Nov 2018
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Big fund launches from big names

After a quiet spell, several new investment trusts are coming to market, says David C Stevenson – but some look badly timed.
26 Oct 2018
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Two funds to profit from Asia's love for smartphones

HanETF’s exchange-traded fund allows you to buy into a “mega trend” - the surging demand for smartphones in Asia.
12 Oct 2018
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Alternative finance

FCA threatens clampdown on P2P lending

Regulators are considering making peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding less accessible to investors who aren’t professional or very rich, says David …
5 Oct 2018
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Where to find value in Africa

A specialist investment trust and a mining stock allow investors to bet on African large-cap stocks, and a recovery in Zimbabwe.
14 Sep 2018
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Stock markets

Buy into the African renaissance

This London-listed Reit lets you invest in the growing consumer markets of an exciting continent, says David Stevenson.
24 Aug 2018
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A hybrid alt-fi play for income investors

This mature alternative-finance property firm is not without risks, says David Stevenson, but could still be worth tucking away for the long term.
17 Aug 2018
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Brave investors should venture out to frontier markets

Look beyond emerging markets: a category of small, exotic countries known as frontier markets are illiquid and highly risky – but could be very reward…
20 Jul 2018
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