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David Stevenson

David Stevenson is a former fund manager, analyst and business owner.

During his 20 years in the City of London, he worked for Oppenheimer, Hill Samuel, Cigna and IAI International – specialising in world markets and developing innovative ways to profit.

David joined MoneyWeek in 2008 as our associate editor. And for the past three years he has been the driving force behind Britain's longest-running investment society.

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Alternative finance

Why Freetrade is my favourite fintech

Many investors restrict themselves to major platforms such as Hargreaves Lansdown. But there are other options. Freetrade is one that's well worth a l…
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Share tips

One financial share you should buy today

Financial shares have had a rough time over the last three years.But there are some real gems there that have been beaten down in the rush to get out …
20 Aug 2012
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Mortgages

Should you switch to a fixed-rate mortgage?

Mortgage interest rates have been steadily climbing in recent months. So, is it time to switch to a fixed-rate mortgage? David Stevenson reports.
20 Dec 2011
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Should you buy Tesco shares?

David Stevenson examines Tesco's latest management statement and asks: should you buy Tesco shares?
9 Dec 2011
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Features

Thomas Cook is in big trouble

Thomas Cook is to postpone publishing its full-year results, because it needs more time to talk to its bankers about its debt. David Stevenson assesse…
22 Nov 2011
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Features

Keep clear of Lloyds Banking Group

The latest set of results from Britain's biggest mortgage lender aren't pretty. And with all the uncertainty about the economy, the safest thing is to…
9 Nov 2011
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Features

Three ways to play a weaker yen

In all the recent market volatility, holding the yen has been one of the more secure options for investors. But now the Bank of Japan has moved to dri…
1 Nov 2011
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Mortgages

Save a packet with offset mortgages

With inflation shrinking your savings, you might as well take advantage of record low interest rates. David Stevenson explains how you could save a bu…
25 Oct 2011
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People

The UBS scandal: history's biggest rogue traders

The arrest of UBS trader Kweku Adoboli for alleged fraud marks the latest in a long line of so called 'rogue traders' at investment banks. David Steve…
20 Sep 2011
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A cheap retail stock to buy now

General retail stocks have underperformed the market by around 15% in the last two years. And with the UK high street still in the doldrums, the secto…
19 Sep 2011
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Features

What the latest US jobless figures mean for stocks

The number of Americans claiming state unemployment benefits rose slightly last week. David Stevenson looks at the latest statistics, and explains wha…
8 Sep 2011
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Tips

Is it time to switch your current account?

Most people don't think about switching their current accounts to another provider. And that's a shame, says David Stevenson. By making the change, yo…
22 Aug 2011
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Features

Irish losses and mis-selling batter Lloyds – steer clear

Lloyds Banking Group has just reported a 2011 first-half net loss of £3.25bn. Its shares have fallen 40% since April, making it the worst-performing U…
4 Aug 2011
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Biotech stocks

Now's the time to buy into big pharma stocks

Big pharmaceutical stocks have had a bad time over the last decade. But they're due a turn around, says David Stevenson. Here, he explains why the fut…
18 Jul 2011
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Features

Why you should stick with Sainsbury's

Despite a great track record, Sainsbury's has fallen out of favour with investors, underperforming the wider market by 25% in the last two years. But …
15 Jun 2011
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Features

MoneyWeek Roundup: Is the smart money cashing out of commodities?

David Stevenson highlights the week's best pieces from the MoneyWeek team, including: Is the smart money cashing out of commodities? Will the gold st…
16 Apr 2011
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What the riots in Egypt mean for your investments

Political unrest has sent Cairo's stock market plunging. But this is about more than just politics. And the knock-on effects will be felt far beyond E…
27 Jan 2011
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Six reasons to steer clear of UK commercial property

There’s been an upturn in the commercial property market recently, but prices are still well below their peaks. Is it time to buy back in? David Steve…
13 Dec 2010
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Pensions

How to find your lost pensions

A third of UK workers reckon they've lost control of company pensions built up with previous employers. So how can you track down an old pension, and …
10 Dec 2010
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Features

The stock market optimists are about to be crushed

Stock markets are still pricing in a strong recovery. But the bond markets are painting a much gloomier picture. And if they're right, then the slight…
10 Sep 2010
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Economy

A warning from US manufacturers

New York's manufacturing survey looks good on the surface. But underneath, things aren't quite so rosy.
16 Aug 2010
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Economy

Latest US jobless claims are a bad omen

The latest weekly figures on American unemployment claims bode ill for the US economy - and for global stock prices.
12 Aug 2010
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Economy

A growing crisis in confidence

The Nationwide Consumer Confidence index is now at its lowest level since May 2009. That could mean stockmarkets are heading for a major pullback.
11 Aug 2010
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Property

RICS survey shows UK house prices heading down

The RICS housing market survey is arguably the best forward indictor of the country's residential property market. And today it showed that Britain's …
10 Aug 2010
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Merryn's Blog

Is Astra nearing a tipping point?

AstraZeneca's share price chart suggests the pharmaceuticals company could hit a peak in November.
10 Aug 2010
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Features

Profit from Europe's top dog

Sweden has bounced back well from the financial crisis. Its currency is strong, but exports are booming - and the economy is growing nicely. However, …
10 Aug 2010
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Economy

The latest US jobless data should worry investors

A good all-in-one guide to where both the US economy and stock market are heading is the state of US employment. And the news isn't good.
6 Aug 2010
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Economy

The chart warning you to sell retail stocks

The latest consumer confidence chart suggests the public are getting more pessimistic. Which is bad news for shareholders in the general retail sector…
6 Aug 2010
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Economy

The latest news on US dole queues

David Stevenson's had a look at the latest US initial jobless claims figures. They're a good indicator of where the US economy and stock market are he…
29 Jul 2010
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Merryn's Blog

Are any government bonds a good bet?

Most government bonds "look a lousy investment", reckons David Stevenson. But not all – there's still some value down under.
27 Jul 2010
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Spread betting

A promising pairs trade in the drug sector

Glaxo's share price has undershot rival AstraZeneca's by almost 60% over the last 17 years. That makes for a good pairs trade opportunity, says David …
23 Jul 2010
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Merryn's Blog

Britain's austerity drive claims its first blue-chip victim

Cable & Wireless Worldwide has become the first high-profile victim of the government's public-spending squeeze. It won't be the last.
22 Jul 2010
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Economy

Big banks will be big losers from the new US finance bill

The US's landmark financial reform bill is a mixed bag, with some winners and some losers. But the biggest losers by far will be the major banks. Here…
16 Jul 2010
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Economy

US manufacturing growth takes a tumble

David Stevenson's been looking at the latest US economic data - and it's bad news...
15 Jul 2010
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Economy

US initial jobless claims drop – but there’s a snag…

The latest US initial jobless claim figures are out - and the good news is, they're down. So is everything rosy again? Sadly, it's not quite that simp…
15 Jul 2010
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Economy

Why the latest inflation figures will rattle the Bank of England

Britain's inflation problem just isn't going away. In fact, it might be getting worse.
13 Jul 2010
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