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

 

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
How to profit from pampered pets beyond the pandemic
Share tips

How to profit from pampered pets beyond the pandemic

Covid-19 has greatly boosted ownership. But the market had been expanding for years, and demographic, cultural and medical trends all point to long-te…
30 Jul 2021
Marlboro Man stubs it out as Philip Morris CEO says “ban cigarettes”
Stockmarkets

Marlboro Man stubs it out as Philip Morris CEO says “ban cigarettes”

The boss of tobacco giant Philip Morris has called for a cigarette ban in the UK. But the industry isn’t about to disappear.
30 Jul 2021
Tesla is starting to motor as profits roll in
Stockmarkets

Tesla is starting to motor as profits roll in

Sales at electric-car maker Tesla reached almost $12bn in the second quarter of 2021, nearly double the level of a year ago.
30 Jul 2021
Trading: a cheap broker set to bounce
Trading

Trading: a cheap broker set to bounce

Interdealer broker TP ICAP is cheap, expanding steadily and restoring its dividend. Matthew Partridge explains the best way to play it.
19 Jul 2021
Pandemic plunderers target Daily Mail
UK stockmarkets

Pandemic plunderers target Daily Mail

Share in Daily Mail and General Trust jumped by 10% this week after rumours that the newspaper business would be taken private.
16 Jul 2021
Tate & Lyle takeover proves sweet for private equity
UK stockmarkets

Tate & Lyle takeover proves sweet for private equity

Tate & Lyle has proved an enticing morsel for private-equity group KPS Capital Partners, which is buying part of its operations. Matthew Partridge rep…
16 Jul 2021
Betting on politics: the odds on Keir Starmer leaving
Betting on politics

Betting on politics: the odds on Keir Starmer leaving

Labour's recent by-election win has eased the pressure on Kier Starmer. But there's still plenty of action in the betting markets, as Matthew Partridg…
9 Jul 2021
Unsportsmanlike conduct at JD Group
Retail stocks

Unsportsmanlike conduct at JD Group

JD Group shareholders have staged a revolt over executive pay.
9 Jul 2021
Private equity's supermarket sweep
Retail stocks

Private equity's supermarket sweep

The private-equity battle for Wm Morrison is intensifying now that it has accepted a bid from Fortress Investment. Matthew Partridge reports
9 Jul 2021
Shake-up at GSK won’t placate investors
UK stockmarkets

Shake-up at GSK won’t placate investors

GSK has launched a radical shakeup of its operations, but that's unlikely to satisfy investors unhappy with the drugmaker's perennial underperformance…
2 Jul 2021
Nvidia's Arm Holdings takeover gets vote of support
Tech stocks

Nvidia's Arm Holdings takeover gets vote of support

Three top chipmakers have expressed support for Nvidia's controversial $40bn takeover of Arm Holdings. But it could still fail. Matthew Partridge repo…
2 Jul 2021
Soho House IPO: celebrities’ hangout hits the market
US stockmarkets

Soho House IPO: celebrities’ hangout hits the market

Soho House has filed for an initial public offering in New York that values the group at more than $3bn.
25 Jun 2021
Morrisons takeover bid: supermarket is an attractive target for private-equity buyers
Retail stocks

Morrisons takeover bid: supermarket is an attractive target for private-equity buyers

A private-equity group has made an offer for Morrisons, Britain’s fourth-largest supermarket. Other bids are likely to emerge. Matthew Partridge repor…
25 Jun 2021
Investing in stem cells, the building blocks of the body
Share tips

Investing in stem cells, the building blocks of the body

Stem cells have always been tomorrow’s technology. But it looks as though their time has finally come – and they will transform the treatment of disea…
18 Jun 2021
Betting on politics: who will win Norway's general election?
Betting on politics

Betting on politics: who will win Norway's general election?

Norway is due to go to the polls in a general election in a few months’ time. Matthew Partridge casts his eyes over the candidates and picks a favouri…
18 Jun 2021
How to short AMC shares
Trading

How to short AMC shares

US cinema chain AMC is the latest meme stock and is now absurdly overvalued, says Matthew Partridge, Here's how to play it.
18 Jun 2021
Shell’s fast track to a green-energy future
Stockmarkets

Shell’s fast track to a green-energy future

Shell, the oil major, has had to accelerate plans to go green, and may now ditch highly profitable assets in America. Matthew Partridge reports
17 Jun 2021
Didi Chuxing – “China’s Uber” – arrives for New York stockmarket listed
US stockmarkets

Didi Chuxing – “China’s Uber” – arrives for New York stockmarket listed

Chinese minicab company Didi Chuxing has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US.
17 Jun 2021
Anglo American’s coal spin-off Thungela Resources fails to catch fire
Stockmarkets

Anglo American’s coal spin-off Thungela Resources fails to catch fire

Investors have turned their noses up at Thungela Resources, the London-and-Johannesburg-listed South African coal business spun out of Anglo American
11 Jun 2021
A twist in the tale at struggling cinema chain AMC
US stockmarkets

A twist in the tale at struggling cinema chain AMC

American cinema chain AMC may have secured a new lease of life now that it has become the new GameStop. Matthew Partridge reports.
10 Jun 2021
Why you should short Tesla, the electric-car maker running on empty
Trading

Why you should short Tesla, the electric-car maker running on empty

Electric-vehicle maker Tesla is absurdly pricey and faces stiff competition from rivals, says Matthew Partridge. Here’s how to play it.
9 Jun 2021
Curtain up at Cineworld as lockdown ends, but threats remain
UK stockmarkets

Curtain up at Cineworld as lockdown ends, but threats remain

Cineworld’s shares rose as people returned to cinemas in their droves. But streaming companies such as Netflix and Amazon aren’t standing still. Matth…
28 May 2021
Credit Suisse’s bankers’ exodus endures
Stockmarkets

Credit Suisse’s bankers’ exodus endures

Senior bankers continue to leave Credit Suisse, after the bank cut the amount of money set aside for employee bonuses.
27 May 2021
How to invest in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease
Biotech stocks

How to invest in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

The cost of caring for those with dementia is a growing problem for healthcare systems around the world. Any firm that develops an effective treatment…
21 May 2021
A show of support for GlaxoSmithKline's hedge fund fight
Biotech stocks

A show of support for GlaxoSmithKline's hedge fund fight

Several large shareholders have said that they will support GlaxoSmithKline in its battle with hedge fund Elliott Management.
21 May 2021
AT&T ditches media dreams as it spins out WarnerMedia
US stockmarkets

AT&T ditches media dreams as it spins out WarnerMedia

Communications group AT&T is spinning off its WarnerMedia business just three years after buying it. Matthew Partridge reports
20 May 2021