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Dr Matthew Partridge

Matthew graduated from the University of Durham in 2004; he then did 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

Follow Matthew on Twitter: @DrMatthewPartri

Vaccine patents: a bitter pill for drug companies
Biotech stocks

Vaccine patents: a bitter pill for drug companies

The US has suggested waiving drug companies’ vaccine patents to hasten the defeat of Covid-19, sending their share prices down.
14 May 2021
AstraZeneca’s shareholders rebel over pay
Biotech stocks

AstraZeneca’s shareholders rebel over pay

Shareholders in AstraZeneca have rebelled over proposals to raise bonus levels for its bosses.
14 May 2021
BP: really going “beyond petroleum” won't be easy
Energy stocks

BP: really going “beyond petroleum” won't be easy

BP is recovering and plans to become carbon neutral by 2050. Meanwhile, activist investors are targeting ExxonMobil. Matthew Partridge reports
30 Apr 2021
Tate & Lyle to offload its sweeteners division
UK stockmarkets

Tate & Lyle to offload its sweeteners division

Former sugar producer Tate & Lyle is exploring the sale of the part of the firm that produces sweeteners, to focus on its fast-growing food and bevera…
29 Apr 2021
Spreadbetter Plus500 will add to profits – here's how to play it
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Spreadbetter Plus500 will add to profits – here's how to play it

Plus500, the financial trading platform, surged in lockdown but will also ride the recovery, says Matthew Partridge.
26 Apr 2021
How to invest as the aviation sector bounces back from Covid-19
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How to invest as the aviation sector bounces back from Covid-19

Shares in airlines have soared over the past few weeks as hopes of a return to normality have risen. Do they have further to climb? And which will do …
23 Apr 2021
Arm Holdings takeover: has Nvidia had its chips?
Tech stocks

Arm Holdings takeover: has Nvidia had its chips?

The takeover of Britain’s semiconductor group Arm Holdings by its US rival Nvidia could be running into the sand, says Matthew Partridge.
22 Apr 2021
Activist investor Elliott takes takes a stake in Glaxo
Biotech stocks

Activist investor Elliott takes takes a stake in Glaxo

Elliott, s US hedge fund, took an undisclosed multibillion-pound stake in GSK last week, driving the share price up by 4.6%.
22 Apr 2021
Alibaba’s legal woes look far from over
China stockmarkets

Alibaba’s legal woes look far from over

China’s top e-commerce firm Alibaba was hit with a $2.75bn fine for antitrust violations. But this may not be the end of the matter, with regulators e…
16 Apr 2021
Clouds gather over Darktrace’s £3bn stock-exchange listing
UK stockmarkets

Clouds gather over Darktrace’s £3bn stock-exchange listing

Darktrace, the cybersecurity star, is planning to list on the London Stock Exchange. It is a promising company, but its top shareholder is in legal tr…
16 Apr 2021
World's biggest fraudster Bernie Madoff has died – what was his scam?
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World's biggest fraudster Bernie Madoff has died – what was his scam?

Bernie Madoff, perpetrator of the world's biggest Ponzi scheme, has died in prison at the age of 82. Matthew Partridge looks at his massive fraud sche…
14 Apr 2021
The bitcoin bubble will burst: here’s how to play it
Bitcoin

The bitcoin bubble will burst: here’s how to play it

The cryptocurrency’s price has soared far beyond its fundamentals, says Matthew Partridge. Here, he looks at how to short bitcoin.
12 Apr 2021
Why LG stopped making smartphones
Tech stocks

Why LG stopped making smartphones

LG, the Korean electronics group, was one of the smartphone market’s first movers. Now it has joined a group of has-beens, such as Nokia. Matthew Part…
8 Apr 2021
Cazoo – the “Amazon of used cars” – comes to market
Stockmarkets

Cazoo – the “Amazon of used cars” – comes to market

British online car retailer Cazoo will make its stockmarket debut in New York after a $7bn merger with a SPAC.
1 Apr 2021
Archegos – how a massive fund bust has hit banks
Stockmarkets

Archegos – how a massive fund bust has hit banks

The collapse of Archegos Capital Management has caused big losses at the banks that lent it money to bet on stocks. Matthew Partridge reports
1 Apr 2021
Take a bet on this infrastructure specialist
Trading

Take a bet on this infrastructure specialist

Morgan Sindall will profit from higher infrastructure spending as we emerge from lockdowns. Matthew Partridge picks the best way to play it.
30 Mar 2021
Deliveroo IPO could cause indigestion for investors
UK stockmarkets

Deliveroo IPO could cause indigestion for investors

Is a firm that has failed to turn a profit – even during the lockdown takeaway boom – worth investing in?
26 Mar 2021
Greensill Capital collapse causes more problems for SoftBank
Stockmarkets

Greensill Capital collapse causes more problems for SoftBank

The Greensill imbroglio has derailed a rebound at Softbank, the Japanese conglomerate and technology investor, says Matthew Partridge.
25 Mar 2021
Great frauds in history: Wang Fengyou’s ant-breeding scam
People

Great frauds in history: Wang Fengyou’s ant-breeding scam

“Model entrepreneur” Wang Fengyou's ant-farming Ponzi scheme pulled in $1.2bn, with investors losing all.
25 Mar 2021
The best bets in the gambling sector: an industry that will grow and grow
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The best bets in the gambling sector: an industry that will grow and grow

The gambling sector is undergoing both a regulatory and a technological revolution – and the companies that play their cards right stand to win big. M…
19 Mar 2021
Rupert Murdoch at 90: could he reunify his empire?
Stockmarkets

Rupert Murdoch at 90: could he reunify his empire?

Nonagenarian media mogul Rupert Murdoch could try to reverse the 2013 decision to split his media empire in two and re-merge Fox and News Corp.
19 Mar 2021
The unscientific criticism of AstraZeneca could do lasting damage
Biotech stocks

The unscientific criticism of AstraZeneca could do lasting damage

Several European countries have suspended their use of AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine – for no good scientific reason. Matthew Partridge reports.
18 Mar 2021
Why you should pull the plug on this hydrogen fuel-cell stock
Trading

Why you should pull the plug on this hydrogen fuel-cell stock

The maker of hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric vehicles is absurdly pricey. Matthew Partridge picks the best way to play it.
16 Mar 2021
Loss-making Deliveroo needs extra sauce to tempt investors
UK stockmarkets

Loss-making Deliveroo needs extra sauce to tempt investors

Deliveroo, the unprofitable takeaway-food platform, is to float next month. Sales soared last year, but will the momentum now ebb? Matthew Partridge r…
12 Mar 2021
Pearson will switch from selling to schools to selling to students
UK stockmarkets

Pearson will switch from selling to schools to selling to students

Educational publisher Pearson is to change from selling mainly to schools and colleges towards selling directly to consumers, including students.
10 Mar 2021
Facebook faces further fights over news
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Facebook faces further fights over news

Facebook has restored news to its Australian users. But its problems won’t stop there.
4 Mar 2021
Johnson & Johnson vaccine approval is another shot in the arm for the world
Biotech stocks

Johnson & Johnson vaccine approval is another shot in the arm for the world

Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine has been approved in the US, a sign that the world is making solid progress against Covid-19. Matthew Partridge reports
4 Mar 2021
Great frauds in history: Jeff Carpoff’s green Ponzi scheme
People

Great frauds in history: Jeff Carpoff’s green Ponzi scheme

Jeff Carpoff's plan to make money from renting out solar-powered generators quickly turned into a Ponzi scheme.
4 Mar 2021
27 February 1900: The launch of the Labour Party
This day in history

27 February 1900: The launch of the Labour Party

Responding to the need for a single political party to represent the trade unions, the Labour Party was formed on this day in 1900.
27 Feb 2021
DR Horton: US housebuilder that's piling up profits
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DR Horton: US housebuilder that's piling up profits

US housebuilder DR Horton’s stock rests on firm foundations and looks cheap. Matthew Partridge looks at the best way to play it.
26 Feb 2021
Engine failure brings more turbulence for Boeing
US stockmarkets

Engine failure brings more turbulence for Boeing

Boeing is facing more trouble after one of its 777 aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing when an engine burst into flames.
25 Feb 2021
Court decision on drivers’ rights sends Uber’s share price into reverse
Tech stocks

Court decision on drivers’ rights sends Uber’s share price into reverse

Uber must treat its drivers as staff rather than as self-employed contractors. What does this mean for its prospects?
25 Feb 2021
Great frauds in history: Helmut Kiener, Germany’s mini-Madoff
People

Great frauds in history: Helmut Kiener, Germany’s mini-Madoff

The performance of Helmut Kiener’s fund of funds, which invested money from institutions and private investors into hedge funds, seemed too good to be…
25 Feb 2021
How to invest in the latest developments in hearing technology
Biotech stocks

How to invest in the latest developments in hearing technology

Traditionally dismissed as a relative backwater, this branch of medicine is about to move into the limelight thanks to ageing populations and major br…
19 Feb 2021
19 February 1861: Russia emancipates 23 million serfs
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19 February 1861: Russia emancipates 23 million serfs

On this day in in 1861, Tsar Alexander II issued a declaration emancipating 23 million Russian serfs from their feudal overlords.
19 Feb 2021
LSE Group fights to stem the tide as share trading moves abroad
UK stockmarkets

LSE Group fights to stem the tide as share trading moves abroad

Some of the City’s share-trading business has moved to the EU and the US. But all is not lost for the London Stock Exchange.
18 Feb 2021