AUTHOR

Dr Matthew Partridge

Matthew graduated from the University of Durham in 2004; he then gained an MSc, followed by a PhD at the London School of Economics.

He has previously written for a wide range of publications, including the Guardian and the Economist, and also helped to run a newsletter on terrorism. He has spent time at Lehman Brothers, Citigroup and the consultancy Lombard Street Research.

Matthew is the author of Superinvestors: Lessons from the greatest investors in history, published by Harriman House, which has been translated into several languages. His second book, Investing Explained: The Accessible Guide to Building an Investment Portfolio, is published by Kogan Page.

As senior writer, he writes the shares and politics & economics pages, as well as weekly Blowing It and Great Frauds in History columns He also writes a fortnightly reviews page and trading tips, as well as regular cover stories and multi-page investment focus features.

Follow Matthew on Twitter: @DrMatthewPartri

Why you should short this broadband satellite company
Trading

Why you should short this broadband satellite company

With an ill-considered business plan, broadband satellite company AST SpaceMobile is doomed to failure, says Matthew Partridge. Here's how to short th…
23 Sep 2022
It’s time to sell this stock
Trading

It’s time to sell this stock

Digital Realty’s data-storage business model is moribund, consumed by the rise of cloud computing. Here's how you could short the shares, says Matthew…
8 Sep 2022
Isa basics: all you need to know
Isas

Isa basics: all you need to know

All you need to know about how Isas work, including how much you can pay in, what you can hold, and how to transfer an Isa.
7 Sep 2022
Isa basics: all you need to know
Isas

Isa basics: all you need to know

All you need to know about how Isas work, including how much you can pay in, what you can hold, and how to transfer an Isa.
7 Sep 2022
How to play the Netflix share price
Trading

How to play the Netflix share price

Netflix still has plenty of scope for growth, says Matthew Partridge, and the shares are reasonably priced. Here's how to play the Netflix share price…
30 Aug 2022
Curtain falls as Cineworld files for bankruptcy
Stockmarkets

Curtain falls as Cineworld files for bankruptcy

Cinema chain Cineworld is filing for bankruptcy in the US, and shareholders are likely to be wiped out. How did it come to this?
24 Aug 2022
How to invest in smart factories as the “fourth industrial revolution” arrives
Share tips

How to invest in smart factories as the “fourth industrial revolution” arrives

Exciting new technologies and trends are coming together to change the face of manufacturing. Matthew Partridge looks at the companies that will drive…
18 Aug 2022
Will HSBC be torn apart?
UK stockmarkets

Will HSBC be torn apart?

Banking giant HSBC has pleased the market with a new dividend policy. But its top shareholder thinks it should be split in two. Matthew Partridge repo…
4 Aug 2022
Alibaba may be booted off NYSE
US stockmarkets

Alibaba may be booted off NYSE

Shares in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group fell by 4% last week amid fears that it could be kicked off the New York Stock Exchange.
3 Aug 2022
Herbert Diess: VW CEO runs out of road
European stockmarkets

Herbert Diess: VW CEO runs out of road

Herbert Diess’s tenure at VW came to a premature end after he fell foul of the group’s powerful owners. Matthew Partridge reports
27 Jul 2022
Trading: Dunelm will keep growing, here's how to play it
Trading

Trading: Dunelm will keep growing, here's how to play it

Furniture retailer Dunelm surged during the pandemic, but its shares have since fallen back. But it is well placed to take more market share from riva…
27 Jul 2022
Who will be the next prime minister and what are the bookies’ odds?
UK Economy

Who will be the next prime minister and what are the bookies’ odds?

The Tory leadership contest is in its final phase. Matthew Partridge reports on the contest and looks at who the bookies’ favourite is.
21 Jul 2022
The fallout from Alibaba’s huge data breach
China stockmarkets

The fallout from Alibaba’s huge data breach

Chinese tech giant Alibaba is at the centre of a huge data-breach scandal – and the clampdown on the sector could now intensify.
20 Jul 2022
Aston Martin fuelled by Saudi Arabian cash
UK stockmarkets

Aston Martin fuelled by Saudi Arabian cash

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has injected £78m into Aston Martin and will take part in a separate £575m rights issue, making it the carmaker’…
20 Jul 2022
A grand tour of Chichester
Travel and holidays

A grand tour of Chichester

From the cathedral to Goodwood, the West Sussex city of Chichester has much to offer, says Matthew Partridge
20 Jul 2022
Ashtead – a building equipment rental firm on solid foundations
Trading

Ashtead – a building equipment rental firm on solid foundations

The prospects for Ashtead, the building-equipment rental firm, are auspicious. Matthew Partridge explains the best way to play the share price.
19 Jul 2022
How to invest in carbon capture and storage in the quest for net zero emissions
Renewables

How to invest in carbon capture and storage in the quest for net zero emissions

Switching to green energy is unlikely to be enough to get the world to “net zero”. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies will also play a key …
7 Jul 2022
Indulge your wild side with a safari in deepest Kent
Travel and holidays

Indulge your wild side with a safari in deepest Kent

Get up close to the animals at Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve, says Matthew Partridge
29 Jun 2022
A recruitment firm to bet on as the world gets back to work
Trading

A recruitment firm to bet on as the world gets back to work

Recruitment consultant Hays has been volatile, but results are strong and trends encouraging. Matthew Partridge explains the best way to play the shar…
20 Jun 2022
Pet ownership is set to increase – here's how to profit
Stocks and shares

Pet ownership is set to increase – here's how to profit

A record six out of ten households now owns some sort of pet – and Pets at Home is a cheap way to play the trend. Matthew Partridge explains how.
4 Jun 2022
What to buy as the tech-stock bull market crashes
Tech stocks

What to buy as the tech-stock bull market crashes

The decade-long bull market in tech stocks has come to a rapid halt. Investors need to distinguish solid stocks from speculative ones rather than just…
27 May 2022
JD Sports will get back on track – here's how to play it
Trading

JD Sports will get back on track – here's how to play it

Sportswear retailer JD Sports was a profitable trade in 2019 and is worth watching again, says Matthew Partridge.
23 May 2022
Retail therapy: two of Britain's biggest commercial landlords set to merge
Property

Retail therapy: two of Britain's biggest commercial landlords set to merge

Shaftesbury and Capital & Counties, two of London’s leading leisure landlords, are planning to merge – if they can get the deal past regulators. Matth…
11 May 2022
Ellenborough Park: a winning country house hotel
Travel and holidays

Ellenborough Park: a winning country house hotel

Come to Ellenborough Park for the horse racing, stay for the fine dining, says Matthew Partridge
11 May 2022
Domino’s Pizza’s share price will heat up again – here's how to play it
Trading

Domino’s Pizza’s share price will heat up again – here's how to play it

Investors have lost their appetite for Domino’s Pizza chain, but the shares are cheap, says Matthew Partridge.
10 May 2022
Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid dilemma
Chinese economy

Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid dilemma

Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid strategy is toast, but strongmen don’t say so. Matthew Partridge reports.
4 May 2022
The Lygon Arms: a Cotswolds hotel full of history
Travel and holidays

The Lygon Arms: a Cotswolds hotel full of history

The Lygon Arms in Broadway is such an impressive hotel that some people never want to leave, says Matthew Partridge.
4 May 2022
Why new technology is the future of the construction industry
Global Economy

Why new technology is the future of the construction industry

The construction industry faces many challenges. New technologies from augmented reality and digitisation to exoskeletons and robotics can help solve …
18 Apr 2022
Why and how to short Coinbase shares
Trading

Why and how to short Coinbase shares

Coinbase, the only listed cryptocurrency exchange, will struggle to stay ahead of circling rivals. Matthew Partridge explains how to play it.
25 Mar 2022
Why it’s time to buy shares in Asos
Trading

Why it’s time to buy shares in Asos

Shares in Asos, the once-pricey online fashion retailer, are on sale – snap them up while they're cheap, says Matthew Partridge.
15 Mar 2022
Five ways to use the psychology of investing to profit
Investment strategy

Five ways to use the psychology of investing to profit

Irrational emotions have a large impact on markets. In this extract from his new book, Matthew Partridge discusses how to curb your own flaws and tak…
11 Mar 2022
Minster Mill: a riverside break in Oxfordshire
Travel and holidays

Minster Mill: a riverside break in Oxfordshire

Enjoy walks, fishing, horse riding – and learn how to throw an axe. Matthew Partridge reports
11 Mar 2022
How Covid-19 changed biotechnology – and how you can invest
Biotech stocks

How Covid-19 changed biotechnology – and how you can invest

The pandemic has exacted a huge human and financial toll, but it has also transformed scientific research in ways that will deliver huge benefits for …
4 Mar 2022
Travel: come ye to Hampton Court
Travel and holidays

Travel: come ye to Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace, the favourite of kings and courtiers, remains well worth a visit today, says Matthew Partridge
25 Feb 2022
How to short-sell Trump’s media empire
Trading

How to short-sell Trump’s media empire

Donald Trump’s would-be media empire looks like a promising target for short sellers. Matthew Partridge explains how to play it.
16 Feb 2022
China’s largest real estate broker and why you should short its shares
Trading

China’s largest real estate broker and why you should short its shares

Evergrande isn’t the only Chinese real estate group facing an uncertain future. KE Holdings is too. Matthew Partridge explains how to short it.
2 Feb 2022