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Rupert Hargreaves

Rupert is the digital shares editor of MoneyWeek. He has been an active investor since leaving school and has always been fascinated by the world of business and investing. 

His style has been heavily influenced by US investors Warren Buffett and Philip Carret. He is always looking for high-quality growth opportunities trading at a reasonable price, preferring cash generative businesses with strong balance sheets over blue-sky growth stocks. 

Rupert was a freelance financial journalist for 10 years before moving to MoneyWeek, writing for several UK and international publications aimed at a range of readers, from the first timer to experienced high net wealth individuals and fund managers. During this time he had developed a deep understanding of the financial markets and the factors that influence them. 

He has written for the Motley Fool, Gurufocus and ValueWalk among others. Rupert has also founded and managed several businesses, including New York-based hedge fund newsletter, Hidden Value Stocks, written over 20 ebooks and appeared as an expert commentator on the BBC World Service. 

He has achieved the CFA UK Certificate in Investment Management, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Investment Advice Diploma and Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Private Client Investment Advice & Management (PCIAM) qualification.

 

Avoid easyJet shares – there are better airlines to invest in
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Avoid easyJet shares – there are better airlines to invest in

EasyJet used to be one of Europe’s most impressive airlines. But now it is facing challenges on all fronts and losing out to the competition. Rupert …
16 May 2022
Why investors should consider adding Glencore to their portfolios
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Why investors should consider adding Glencore to their portfolios

Commodities giant Glencore is well placed to capitalise on rising commodity prices and supply chain disruption, says Rupert Hargreaves. Here’s why you…
13 May 2022
BT is making progress and the dividend is back – but is it time to buy yet?
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BT is making progress and the dividend is back – but is it time to buy yet?

Investors in telecoms giant BT have seen dismal returns over the last 15 years. But there are signs that it is starting to turn things around, says Ru…
12 May 2022
Should you buy ITV shares as it takes on the digital streamers?
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Should you buy ITV shares as it takes on the digital streamers?

Broadcaster ITV is repositioning itself to take on the digital streaming platforms such as Netflix and Disney. Rupert Hargreaves looks at whether that…
11 May 2022
Centrica’s optimistic outlook does not make up for its growing challenges
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Centrica’s optimistic outlook does not make up for its growing challenges

Centrica, Britain's biggest energy supplier and owner of British Gas, looks to be on track to report a bumper performance for 2022, says Rupert Hargre…
10 May 2022
Looking for a hedge against inflation? The FTSE 100 might be a good bet
UK stockmarkets

Looking for a hedge against inflation? The FTSE 100 might be a good bet

There are no assets that will protect investors' wealth entirely against inflation. But the FTSE 100 – a global stockmarket index with a sterling hedg…
9 May 2022
Britain's most-bought shares w/e 6 May
Stocks and shares

Britain's most-bought shares w/e 6 May

A look at Britain's most-bought shares in the week ending 6 May, providing an insight into how investors are thinking and where opportunities may lie.
9 May 2022
Director dealings w/e 6 May: what company insiders are buying and selling
Stocks and shares

Director dealings w/e 6 May: what company insiders are buying and selling

Directors’ share dealings can often give investors an insight into the sentiment of company insiders. Here are some of the biggest deals by company di…
9 May 2022
This property fund should thrive even amid high inflation and wobbly growth
Property

This property fund should thrive even amid high inflation and wobbly growth

The UK property market looks increasingly shaky. But one sector stands out as a safe haven – life sciences property. Rupert Hargreaves picks the best …
9 May 2022
IAG shares look shaky despite the travel recovery – one to avoid
Stocks and shares

IAG shares look shaky despite the travel recovery – one to avoid

IAG, owner of British Airways, looks to be getting back on track, and hopes to turn a profit in the next quarter. But don't think that makes IAG share…
6 May 2022
A simple investment lesson from Warren Buffett that even children can learn
Investment strategy

A simple investment lesson from Warren Buffett that even children can learn

Warren Buffett has an incredible investment record. And at the core of his strategy there is one very simple principle. Rupert Hargreaves explains wha…
6 May 2022
Next’s results stand out against a tough retail backdrop
Retail stocks

Next’s results stand out against a tough retail backdrop

FTSE 100 retailer Next is dealing well with the tough conditions on the high street, with rising profits and a plan that's working. Rupert Hargreaves …
5 May 2022
Should you buy BP shares? The oil giant looks cheap, but approach with caution
Energy stocks

Should you buy BP shares? The oil giant looks cheap, but approach with caution

With the oil price spiking, BP shares look cheap on a price/earnings ratio of just over seven. But do they deserve a place in your portfolio?
5 May 2022
Shell unveils record profits, but should investors back the oil giant?
Energy stocks

Shell unveils record profits, but should investors back the oil giant?

Oil giant Shell reported record profits of $9.1bn for the first three months of the year and has distributed billions to shareholders. Should you buy …
5 May 2022
Don’t touch Boohoo with a bargepole – here’s what I’d buy instead
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Don’t touch Boohoo with a bargepole – here’s what I’d buy instead

Investors in online retailer Boohoo are jumping ship. That's a sensible move, says Rupert Hargreaves. If you're looking for a retail stock, here's wh…
4 May 2022
BP’s profits surge, but the company’s growth is far from guaranteed
Energy stocks

BP’s profits surge, but the company’s growth is far from guaranteed

BP profits are at their highest in a decade, and it looks to be a business firing on all cylinders. But its future is far from certain, says Rupert Ha…
3 May 2022
Investors should take a closer look at Reckitt as an inflation hedge
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Investors should take a closer look at Reckitt as an inflation hedge

Consumers are sticking with Reckitt Benckiser despite it passing on higher costs, and the company is expecting further growth. Rupert Hargreaves looks…
29 Apr 2022
Seven of the best gold and gold mining funds
Gold

Seven of the best gold and gold mining funds

Everyone should have some gold in their portfolio, and one of the best ways of doing that is by investing in funds. Rupert Hargreaves picks seven of t…
29 Apr 2022
House prices are soaring – here are the best housebuilders to buy to profit
Property

House prices are soaring – here are the best housebuilders to buy to profit

Demand for housing in the UK continues to outstrip supply – that’s good for the nation’s housebuilders. Rupert Hargreaves picks the best buys in the s…
29 Apr 2022
Inflation is hurting Unilever, but investors shouldn’t give up just yet
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Inflation is hurting Unilever, but investors shouldn’t give up just yet

Consumer goods group Unilever has been underperforming as inflation bites. It's made errors in the past, says Rupert Hargreaves, but with valuable bra…
28 Apr 2022
Tech stock crash: Alphabet and Microsoft look like gems in the rubble
Tech stocks

Tech stock crash: Alphabet and Microsoft look like gems in the rubble

Tech stocks have fallen hard this, with the Nasdaq index down 22% since November. But both Alphabet and Microsoft are still both worth a look, says Ru…
28 Apr 2022
GlaxoSmithKline’s first-quarter figures show the company is on track for the year
UK stockmarkets

GlaxoSmithKline’s first-quarter figures show the company is on track for the year

Latest results show that it's business as usual for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Rupert Hargreaves casts his eyes over the numbers.
27 Apr 2022
Should you buy HSBC shares? It could be a cheap way to invest in Asia
Bank stocks

Should you buy HSBC shares? It could be a cheap way to invest in Asia

HSBC has refocused its business towards Asia, and China in particular. If it can increase earnings, the bank looks cheap, says Rupert Hargreaves. So s…
26 Apr 2022
Twitter stock: Elon Musk could be the saviour it needs right now
Tech stocks

Twitter stock: Elon Musk could be the saviour it needs right now

Elon Musk’s offer for Twitter stock looks increasingly like a done deal. The best option for shareholders may be to take the money and run, says Ruper…
25 Apr 2022
Seven funds to shield your portfolio from inflation and rising interest rates
Investment trusts

Seven funds to shield your portfolio from inflation and rising interest rates

With prices and interest rates on the rise, it's tough being an investor. But there are options to help ride out the storm. Rupert Hargreaves picks se…
25 Apr 2022
Don’t write off Ukrainian iron ore miner Ferrexpo just yet
Stocks and shares

Don’t write off Ukrainian iron ore miner Ferrexpo just yet

UK-listed Ukrainian iron-ore miner Ferrexpo has had its operations severely disrupted by Russia’s invasion. But, says Rupert Hargreaves, it’s brillian…
22 Apr 2022
Elon Musk is still trying to buy Twitter – will he succeed and should you care?
Tech stocks

Elon Musk is still trying to buy Twitter – will he succeed and should you care?

Elon Musk has unveiled a $46.5bn financing package to fund his mooted buyout of Twitter. But why is he so keen to buy, and what does he really want w…
22 Apr 2022
GlaxoSmithKline is set to cut its dividend – should you sell your shares?
Biotech stocks

GlaxoSmithKline is set to cut its dividend – should you sell your shares?

GlaxoSmithKline, a top pick for UK income investors, will reduce its dividend after spinning out its consumer healthcare business. So should you sell?…
22 Apr 2022
Cybersecurity firm Darktrace is enjoying rapid growth, but the competition could prove too much
Tech stocks

Cybersecurity firm Darktrace is enjoying rapid growth, but the competition could prove too much

Darktrace, an AI-driven cybersecurity firm, is growing fast and beating its own earnings projections. But is it an undervalued growth stock or a disas…
22 Apr 2022
The big dividends on offer from mining stocks
Income investing

The big dividends on offer from mining stocks

Miners have gone from bust to boom and are now paying out some of the biggest dividends in the FTSE 100
22 Apr 2022
If you’re going to buy FANG stocks today, these are the three to focus on
Tech stocks

If you’re going to buy FANG stocks today, these are the three to focus on

The FANG group of tech stocks have fallen out of favour. But investors shouldn't write them off completely, says Rupert Hargreaves. Here are three tha…
21 Apr 2022
Is this the end of the road for Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk?
Stockmarkets

Is this the end of the road for Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk?

Shares in Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk have collapsed 90% this year as sanctions have gutted its business model. Rupert Hargreaves asks if the com…
21 Apr 2022
Netflix’s share price has fallen by two thirds from its peak – is it time to buy?
Tech stocks

Netflix’s share price has fallen by two thirds from its peak – is it time to buy?

Video streaming giant Netflix has been losing subscribers – driving its share price to its lowest in six months. So, asks Rupert Hargreaves, should yo…
20 Apr 2022
Can Naked Wines prove there’s life beyond the pandemic for its business?
Retail stocks

Can Naked Wines prove there’s life beyond the pandemic for its business?

Online wine retailer Naked Wines had a good pandemic, but it's now one of the UK market's most shorted stocks. Rupert Hargreaves looks at the busines…
20 Apr 2022
The jobs market is booming – here are two ways investors can profit
UK Economy

The jobs market is booming – here are two ways investors can profit

The UK Jobs market is booming and unemployment is at the lowest level since 1974. Rupert Hargreaves explains how investors can profit.
14 Apr 2022
Tesco looks well-placed to ride out the cost of living crisis – investors take note
Retail stocks

Tesco looks well-placed to ride out the cost of living crisis – investors take note

Surging inflation is bad news for retailers. But supermarket giant Tesco looks better placed to cope than most, says Rupert Hargreaves.
13 Apr 2022