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. He is currently in the process of finalising a second book, Investing Explained: The Accessible Guide to Building an Investment Portfolio, due to be published by Kogan Page in early 2022.

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

 

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
Isa basics: what you need to know
Isas

Isa basics: what 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.
28 Jan 2022
HubSpot: a tech stock set to tumble
Trading

HubSpot: a tech stock set to tumble

US tech stocks have had a fantastic couple of years. But this year is unlikely to be so bullish for high-fliers that can’t turn big profits.
18 Jan 2022
Fintech: how to profit as technology transforms banking around the world
Share tips

Fintech: how to profit as technology transforms banking around the world

Financial technology – from apps to APIs to the cloud – is rapidly transforming financial services. This will spell doom for some incumbent firms, whi…
14 Jan 2022
How my stock trading tips fared in 2021
Trading

How my stock trading tips fared in 2021

Successful bets have included construction group Morgan Sindall and US housebuilder DR Horton
30 Dec 2021
National Express: a stock worth a second ride
Trading

National Express: a stock worth a second ride

Coach company National Express is geographically diverse and cheap. Matthew Partridge picks the best way to play the share price.
19 Dec 2021
JD Wetherspoon: why investors should head to the pub
Trading

JD Wetherspoon: why investors should head to the pub

Pub group JD Wetherspoon is a solid operator, and is due a bounce when the pandemic eases. Matthew Partridge picks the best way to play it.
6 Dec 2021
Power your portfolio with renewable-energy stocks
Renewables

Power your portfolio with renewable-energy stocks

The COP26 conference showed that fossil fuels are on their way out. This is a big opportunity for companies developing the equipment and technology th…
3 Dec 2021
Travel: a modern-day pilgrimage to Canterbury
Travel and holidays

Travel: a modern-day pilgrimage to Canterbury

Those who follow in the footsteps of Chaucer’s travellers will find plenty to amuse themselves in Canterbury, says Matthew Partridge
26 Nov 2021
Pick up a bargain investment at Sainsbury's
Trading

Pick up a bargain investment at Sainsbury's

J Sainsbury is cheap and could soon be the subject of a private-equity bid. Matthew Partridge explains how to play it.
8 Nov 2021
Back on track: why you should invest in railways
Share tips

Back on track: why you should invest in railways

Rail transport suffered a severe blow in the pandemic. But while post-Covid-19 working patterns may reduce revenue, trends in technology, long-distanc…
22 Oct 2021
Airtel Africa has growth on speed dial. Here's how to play it
Trading

Airtel Africa has growth on speed dial. Here's how to play it

Mobile-phone group Airtel Africa is cashing in on the rise of the continent's digital economy and looks set for years of rapid expansion, says Matthew…
22 Oct 2021
Trading: stash the family cash in this cheap wealth management firm
Trading

Trading: stash the family cash in this cheap wealth management firm

Wealth management is a growth market. Rathbone Brothers should be a prime beneficiary – and looks cheap. Matthew Partridge explains the best way to pl…
12 Oct 2021
The style and glamour of the Goodwood Revival
Travel and holidays

The style and glamour of the Goodwood Revival

Matthew Partridge talks to a motor-sports legend about the appeal of the Goodwood Revival car festival.
1 Oct 2021
Ensign Group: profiting from US private care
Trading

Ensign Group: profiting from US private care

Nursing and care-home specialist Ensign Group should thrive as Americans age. Matthew Partridge picks the best way to play it.
28 Sep 2021
Royal Mail will deliver for investors – here's how to play it
Trading

Royal Mail will deliver for investors – here's how to play it

Royal Mail Group has found its feet in the past 18 months and looks cheap. Matthew Partridge looks at how to trade the shares.
14 Sep 2021
How you can profit from the power of the grey pound
Share tips

How you can profit from the power of the grey pound

Higher life expectancy and surging asset prices have proved a boon for the baby-boomer generation, which has accumulated vast wealth. Younger generati…
10 Sep 2021
Sony A7c: a pro-level camera at an affordable price
Toys and gadgets

Sony A7c: a pro-level camera at an affordable price

The Sony A7c will give you high-quality photographs without breaking the bank, says Matthew Partridge
3 Sep 2021
Edinburgh beyond the Fringe
Travel and holidays

Edinburgh beyond the Fringe

The Edinburgh festivals, and the city itself, remain well worth a visit, says Matthew Partridge
3 Sep 2021
Trading: how to cash in on America's hot housing market
Trading

Trading: how to cash in on America's hot housing market

Homebuilder Pultegroup is perfectly placed to cash in on the US housing boom. Matthew Partridge explains how to play it.
18 Aug 2021
AstraZeneca’s Covid troubles could see it pull out of making vaccines
Biotech stocks

AstraZeneca’s Covid troubles could see it pull out of making vaccines

AstraZeneca has suffered a series of setbacks with its Covid-19 jab and may exit the inoculation subsector altogether. Matthew Partridge reports
6 Aug 2021
HSBC’s profits surge – but will the share price?
Bank stocks

HSBC’s profits surge – but will the share price?

Pre-tax profits at banking giant HSBC rose from $1.1bn last year to $5.1bn in 2021, but the share price remains depressed.
6 Aug 2021