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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.  

How to invest in the multi-decade boom in industrial metals
Industrial metals

How to invest in the multi-decade boom in industrial metals

The price of key industrial metals has already begun to rise. The renewable energy transition will take them higher, says David Stevenson. Here's how …
6 May 2022
Rize Pet Care ETF: a new fund to profit from pampered pets
ETFs

Rize Pet Care ETF: a new fund to profit from pampered pets

Thematic funds have a bad reputation, but they can be useful. The launch of the Rize Pet Care ETF is a good example, says David Stevenson.
27 Apr 2022
Nine new ETFs to consider
Funds

Nine new ETFs to consider

New launches of traditional funds are in short supply, but the ETF market keeps growing, says David Stevenson.
12 Apr 2022
How to profit from the global shipping industry
Global Economy

How to profit from the global shipping industry

Container rates have soared, but tankers and bulk carriers are poised for recovery, says David J. Stevenson.
1 Apr 2022
Aircraft leasing funds aren’t ready for take-off
Funds

Aircraft leasing funds aren’t ready for take-off

There could still be some upside for aircraft-leasing funds, but there’s a lot of uncertainty, says David Stevenson.
25 Mar 2022
Collateralised loan obligations – a risky bet on inflation
Funds

Collateralised loan obligations – a risky bet on inflation

Collateralised loan obligation funds are complex, but could be worth a look for investors who understand the dangers, says David Stevenson.
2 Mar 2022
How to use exchange-traded products to profit from market turbulence
Funds

How to use exchange-traded products to profit from market turbulence

Short and leveraged exchange-traded products (ETPs) could be useful for making trading bets as tech stocks fall
14 Feb 2022
Five trends for fund investors to watch in 2022
Funds

Five trends for fund investors to watch in 2022

There is no crystal ball for investment, but these trends could help fund investors prepare for what comes next.
17 Jan 2022
Short and leveraged tracker funds: risky rollercoasters that could bag more bang for your buck
ETFs

Short and leveraged tracker funds: risky rollercoasters that could bag more bang for your buck

Short and leveraged tracker funds could help amplify your returns, says David Stevenson. But tread carefully: they can turn out to be a rollercoaster …
29 Dec 2021
Alliance Trust and Witan: two flexible multi-manager investment trusts to buy now
Investment trusts

Alliance Trust and Witan: two flexible multi-manager investment trusts to buy now

Alliance Trust and Witan investment trusts have different approaches to investing, but both follow strategies that could do well in more volatile mark…
13 Dec 2021
Towards the half century: Baillie Gifford Japan Trust
Sponsored

Towards the half century: Baillie Gifford Japan Trust

The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust launched 40 years ago, just as global investors were waking up to Japan’s potential. A lot has changed in the four dec…
30 Nov 2021
Four of the best new ETFs
ETFs

Four of the best new ETFs

The latest exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer access to themes ranging from infrastructure to smart homes. David Stevenson takes a look at four of the…
30 Nov 2021
Four of the best new investment trust listings
Investment trusts

Four of the best new investment trust listings

Diversify your portfolio and benefit from rising dividends with these four new investment trusts coming to the market soon.
15 Nov 2021
Ditch a broad ESG approach to funds for these two focused investment trusts
Funds

Ditch a broad ESG approach to funds for these two focused investment trusts

If you want to do well by doing good, look beyond the broader ESG category and adopt a narrower focus, says David Stevenson.
1 Nov 2021
A listed private equity fund going cheap
Share tips

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
Investment trusts

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
Funds

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
Investment trusts

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?
Chinese economy

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
Funds

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
Investment trusts

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
Art

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
Share tips

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
Renewables

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
Property

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
Alternative finance

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
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