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David 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.  

A listed private equity fund going cheap
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A listed private equity fund going cheap

Some of the fastest-growing businesses are unlisted. This private equity fund can help you profit from them, says David Stevenson.
19 Oct 2021
A Canadian fund for the cautious income investor
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A Canadian fund for the cautious income investor

This investment trust offers a reassuringly boring way to navigate any imminent stockmarket volatility
4 Oct 2021
Carbon emissions trading: how to profit from the price of pollution
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Carbon emissions trading: how to profit from the price of pollution

Carbon-emission allowances are still an esoteric market, but one that looks set to grow. This new fund could help you cash in.
21 Sep 2021
Two shipping funds to buy for steady income
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Two shipping funds to buy for steady income

Returns from owning ships are volatile, but these two investment trusts are trying to make the sector less risky.
7 Sep 2021
Regulators are rattling investors in China. What's next?
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Regulators are rattling investors in China. What's next?

Regulators are baring their teeth and rattling investors in China. David Stevenson explains what happens next
12 Aug 2021
Where to find data on investment funds
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Where to find data on investment funds

Investors can choose from a wide array of websites offering financial information about funds. Where should they start?
3 Aug 2021
Commodities are on a roll – buy in with this cheap ETF
Commodities

Commodities are on a roll – buy in with this cheap ETF

Profiting from raw materials isn’t as easy as you might think. A new ETF, however, is worth a look
20 Jul 2021
A new investment trust to profit from the space race
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A new investment trust to profit from the space race

There is now an investment trust focusing on the space sector. It looks intriguing, says David Stevenson – but highly risky.
6 Jul 2021
Grab a piece of art – or music – with fractional ownership
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Grab a piece of art – or music – with fractional ownership

Fractional ownership allows you to buy shares in assets such as stamps, paintings and music royalties, says David Stevenson.
21 Jun 2021
Investing in space: a fund for the final frontier
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Investing in space: a fund for the final frontier

The space sector is not simply about launching rockets to Mars or the moon. A new fund aims to cash in.
7 Jun 2021
Four energy efficiency and storage funds to buy now
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Four energy efficiency and storage funds to buy now

Energy efficiency and energy storage funds offer another way to invest in renewable power and profit from the green boom.
26 May 2021
Three commercial property funds that go beyond offices and shops
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Three commercial property funds that go beyond offices and shops

When it comes to commercial property, these three real-estate investment trusts in promising niches look most appealing, says David Stevenson.
11 May 2021
Equity crowdfunding: a crowded field set to keep growing
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Equity crowdfunding: a crowded field set to keep growing

Equity crowdfunding, a form of early stage business funding, has shaken off the pandemic and is set to keep growing, says David Stevenson
1 May 2021
Four investment trusts for income investors to buy now
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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