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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.  

Four investment trusts for income investors to buy now
Investment trusts

Four investment trusts for income investors to buy now

Some high-yielding listed lending funds have come through the crisis with flying colours. David Stevenson picks four of the best.
12 Apr 2021
How to profit as uranium prices head for a melt-up
Industrial metals

How to profit as uranium prices head for a melt-up

The supply squeeze in the uranium market implies ample scope for price rises. Here's how to invest in uranium.
29 Mar 2021
How you can profit from the fast-growing cannabis industry
Soft commodities

How you can profit from the fast-growing cannabis industry

Once an investment taboo, the cannabis sector is poised to thrive in 2021. David Stevenson looks at how best to buy in.
16 Mar 2021
How open banking became a great British success story
Personal finance

How open banking became a great British success story

Over the past few years financial technology has stepped up a gear. The way we spend, save, borrow and invest is now changing rapidly
3 Mar 2021
Use investment funds to find fast-growing private firms
Funds

Use investment funds to find fast-growing private firms

It has become much easier in recent years for investors to tap into the growth of unlisted companies, says David Stevenson, with the likes of venture …
16 Feb 2021
The best investment trusts to buy for 2021
Investment trusts

The best investment trusts to buy for 2021

Sectors ranging from emerging markets to student accommodation look poised to do well this year, says David Stevenson, as he picks the best investment…
19 Jan 2021
Five funds to profit as metal prices bounce back
Industrial metals

Five funds to profit as metal prices bounce back

Prices of commodities, notably base metals, have started to rise as the world rebounds from Covid-19. David Stevenson picks the five best funds to buy…
26 Dec 2020
A fund that will give your investments some social impact
Investment trusts

A fund that will give your investments some social impact

A new socially responsible investing trust backed by blue-chip investors allows investors to do well from doing good.
16 Dec 2020
Emerging markets set to bounce – and these eight funds will profit
Emerging markets

Emerging markets set to bounce – and these eight funds will profit

Many developing countries were knocked sideways by Covid-19. But they are now ready to rebound. David Stevenson picks the eight best emerging market f…
30 Nov 2020
Will the post-Covid recovery set us up for the Roaring 2020s?
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Will the post-Covid recovery set us up for the Roaring 2020s?

As we head into 2021 with at least two Covid vaccines showing extremely promising results, and more to come, we could be about to enter a period of un…
23 Nov 2020
New music-royalty fund will cash in on classic pop hits
Investment trusts

New music-royalty fund will cash in on classic pop hits

The Round Hill Music Royalty Fund, a rival to the well-established Hipgnosis Songs Fund, has just debuted on the London Stock Exchange. David C Steven…
17 Nov 2020
How green bonds will fund the coming energy transition
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How green bonds will fund the coming energy transition

The need to cut carbon emissions will see a huge amount of investment in new infrastructure and clean energy projects, funded by the most simple of fi…
16 Nov 2020
Why an ESG approach is particularly suited to bond investors
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Why an ESG approach is particularly suited to bond investors

ESG investing, which focuses on the environmental, social and governance aspects of a business, is all the rage. David C Stevenson explains how bond i…
9 Nov 2020
Why you might want to add emerging market debt to your portfolio
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Why you might want to add emerging market debt to your portfolio

David Stevenson explores why, in our world of quantitative easing and negative yields, investors looking for positive yields should look at emerging m…
2 Nov 2020
Nine of the best new investment trusts and ETFs
Funds

Nine of the best new investment trusts and ETFs

A lot of appealing investment trusts trusts and exchange-traded funds have emerged now that the market has calmed down. David Stevenson picks nine of …
26 Oct 2020
Why would you pay anyone for the privilege of lending them money?
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Why would you pay anyone for the privilege of lending them money?

In the latest in his series on fixed income investing, David Stevenson explains what’s driving the trend towards negative-yielding government bonds – …
26 Oct 2020
Will Mailbox Reit, a new property fund with a single investment, deliver?
Property

Will Mailbox Reit, a new property fund with a single investment, deliver?

Mailbox Reit, a new real-estate investment trust set to float on a new property exchange, contains just one building. David Stevenson assesses its pro…
20 Oct 2020
How will we repay our vast debt pile? Do we even need to?
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How will we repay our vast debt pile? Do we even need to?

In his recent articles looking at different aspects of the fixed-income investing world, David Stevenson looked at inflation. Today he looks at a clos…
19 Oct 2020
Is inflation set to return – and should you be worried?
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Is inflation set to return – and should you be worried?

David Stevenson looks at one of the most divisive topics in markets today – the question of whether deflation or inflation is the biggest threat to in…
12 Oct 2020
Ethical investing: how to find an ESG tracker fund
ESG investing

Ethical investing: how to find an ESG tracker fund

The number of ethical exchange-traded funds is growing ever larger – David C Stevenson outlines your options.
6 Oct 2020
Why would anyone ever buy a 100-year bond?
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Why would anyone ever buy a 100-year bond?

Earlier this year, the Austrian government placed a €2bn bond issue with a yield of 0.88% – for 100 years. David Stevenson asks why any investor would…
5 Oct 2020
Five funds to help you invest in a new Europe
Investment trusts

Five funds to help you invest in a new Europe

Growth stocks are a much bigger part of European markets than many investors realise. These five funds will help you buy in.
29 Sep 2020
Investing in bonds: what are fallen angels and why have they been such good investments?
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Investing in bonds: what are fallen angels and why have they been such good investments?

In the first of a series of articles on different aspects of investing in bonds, David explains what “fallen angels” – and what purpose they serve in …
28 Sep 2020
Two new funds to invest in the next big disruptive industries
ETFs

Two new funds to invest in the next big disruptive industries

Food and education are two sectors ripe for disruption – and two new ETFs offer the chance to invest.
15 Sep 2020
Four social housing investment trusts in the spotlight
Investment trusts

Four social housing investment trusts in the spotlight

Affordable homes are a hot political topic. That bodes well for the sector’s investment trusts. David Stevenson picks four.
1 Sep 2020
P2P lending sector’s growth put on pause
Alternative finance

P2P lending sector’s growth put on pause

The online P2P-lending revolution has run into trouble, but don’t write it off just yet, says David C Stevenson.
25 Aug 2020
What's behind the boardroom barney at Pollen Street investment trust?
Investment trusts

What's behind the boardroom barney at Pollen Street investment trust?

A dispute between the manager and the board has broken out at Pollen Street Secured Lending, an online-lending investment trust.
3 Aug 2020
Investing in blue-chip stocks: trust the titans of the market
Investment trusts

Investing in blue-chip stocks: trust the titans of the market

Holding big blue-chip stocks with enduring competitive advantages – AKA a wide moat – is lucrative. It has also just got easier with this investment t…
20 Jul 2020
JZ Capital Partners and a disastrous shift of strategy
Investment trusts

JZ Capital Partners and a disastrous shift of strategy

The grim tale of JZ Capital Partners, the UK’s worst-performing investment trust, presents a cautionary tale for all investors, writes David Stevenson…
6 Jul 2020
ESG investing provides shelter in the storm
ESG investing

ESG investing provides shelter in the storm

Funds focusing on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues proved resilient during the market slump.
23 Jun 2020
Could an ill wind hit renewable energy funds?
Renewables

Could an ill wind hit renewable energy funds?

Infrastructure is a good investment – but watch out for hidden risks, particularly in renewable energy.
9 Jun 2020
Precious metals will keep shining – buy these funds to take advantage
Gold

Precious metals will keep shining – buy these funds to take advantage

Data on volatility suggests that a V-shaped recovery may not happen, so hold gold or silver.
1 Jun 2020
Investment trusts to consider for investors seeking yield
Investment trusts

Investment trusts to consider for investors seeking yield

With dividends being slashed in all major markets, equity-income investors have to consider alternatives. Here are the best options.
10 May 2020
Where to find value in investment trusts
Investment trusts

Where to find value in investment trusts

Investment trusts' discounts to net asset value have narrowed sharply of late, but there are still bargains out there.
28 Apr 2020
Cracks appear in corporate-bond ETFs
Funds

Cracks appear in corporate-bond ETFs

Severe volatility has opened up gaps between company-debt market trackers and the underlying assets.
21 Apr 2020
These five trounced investment trusts will bounce back
Investment trusts

These five trounced investment trusts will bounce back

The indiscriminate carnage in the markets has left these five promising investment trusts in the bargain basement.
31 Mar 2020