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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.

 

Kwasi Kwarteng U-turns on top tax rate decision
Budget

Kwasi Kwarteng U-turns on top tax rate decision

Kwasi Kwarteng has U-turned on his top tax rate reduction announced in his mini-Budget at the end of September.
3 Oct 2022
Last chance to beat the Amazon Prime price rise
Personal finance

Last chance to beat the Amazon Prime price rise

The price of an Amazon Prime subscription is going up. Here's how you can reduce the cost.
14 Sep 2022
The best 0% balance-transfer credit cards
Credit cards

The best 0% balance-transfer credit cards

These 0% balance transfer credit cards offer some of the best deals on the market today.
14 Sep 2022
The best credit cards with 0% on purchases
Credit cards

The best credit cards with 0% on purchases

Here are some of the best credit cards on the market today that charge 0% interest on purchases.
14 Sep 2022
The latest news on the energy price cap
Personal finance

The latest news on the energy price cap

The government is to bring in an “Energy Price Guarantee” to help householders with their energy costs, plus a huge package of support for businesses.…
13 Sep 2022
Upcoming IPOs in 2022: which companies are planning to list this year?
UK stockmarkets

Upcoming IPOs in 2022: which companies are planning to list this year?

Rupert Hargreaves explains what an IPO is, how public and private companies differ, and picks out some of the more notable companies set to list on th…
12 Sep 2022
What Liz Truss could mean for your money: the good, the bad and the ugly
UK Economy

What Liz Truss could mean for your money: the good, the bad and the ugly

Liz Truss, the new prime minister, has promised deal with the country’s growing list of problems. She's got her work cut out, says Rupert Hargreaves. …
6 Sep 2022
The companies that could benefit from Russia’s gas war
Share tips

The companies that could benefit from Russia’s gas war

It’s hard to be an investor right now, but some companies have brighter prospects than others.
5 Sep 2022
The markets say sell, but should investors listen?
UK stockmarkets

The markets say sell, but should investors listen?

As fear grips markets around the world, investors need to have an honest conversation about what they’re comfortable with owning.
2 Sep 2022
Is Gulf Keystone Petroleum’s 20% yield worth chasing?
Stockmarkets

Is Gulf Keystone Petroleum’s 20% yield worth chasing?

The Gulf Keystone Petroleum share price has some attractive qualities, but investors need to tread carefully.
2 Sep 2022
Despite surging profits investors should avoid Centrica shares
Share tips

Despite surging profits investors should avoid Centrica shares

Profits in the energy sector are booming but Centrica shares are struggling. Rupert Hargreaves explains why he’d avoid the stock.
31 Aug 2022
5 buys: MoneyWeek’s best dividend ETFs
ETFs

5 buys: MoneyWeek’s best dividend ETFs

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have only been around for three decades, but they have proved hugely popular, combining flexibility and low cost. Here, R…
30 Aug 2022
The top ten dividend stocks in the FTSE 250
Share tips

The top ten dividend stocks in the FTSE 250

The average FTSE 250 dividend yield is around 4%, but many stocks yield much more. Rupert Hargreaves picks the best FTSE 250 stocks for income investo…
25 Aug 2022
The ten highest dividend yields in the FTSE 100
Income investing

The ten highest dividend yields in the FTSE 100

Rupert Hargreaves takes a look at the companies with the highest dividend yields in the UK’s blue-chip index.
24 Aug 2022
Five dividend stocks to beat inflation
Share tips

Five dividend stocks to beat inflation

Rupert Hargreaves looks at five stocks to beat inflation that should help protect your wealth
24 Aug 2022
The ten investment trusts with the highest dividend yields
Investment trusts

The ten investment trusts with the highest dividend yields

Investment trusts are one of the best ways to participate in the stockmarket, and the way they are structured means they can maintain their dividends …
18 Aug 2022
How to invest today? Look to the past, not the future
Investment strategy

How to invest today? Look to the past, not the future

The past few years have seen so many changes to our way of life that many people said we had entered a “new normal”. But as it turns out, the new norm…
18 Aug 2022
Persimmon yields 12.7%, but can you trust it to deliver?
Share tips

Persimmon yields 12.7%, but can you trust it to deliver?

With a dividend yield of 12.7%, Persimmon looks like a highly attractive prospect for income investors. But that sort of yield can also indicate a com…
17 Aug 2022
Cineworld faces a bleak future – investors should stay away
Share tips

Cineworld faces a bleak future – investors should stay away

Weighed down by crippling debts and with consumers tightening their belts, Cineworld's future does not look bright, says Rupert Hargreaves. Investors …
17 Aug 2022
Britain’s ten most-hated shares – w/e 12 August
Stocks and shares

Britain’s ten most-hated shares – w/e 12 August

Rupert Hargreaves looks at Britain's ten most-hated shares, and what short-sellers are looking at now.
16 Aug 2022
Britain’s most-bought shares w/e 12 August
Stocks and shares

Britain’s most-bought shares w/e 12 August

A look at Britain’s most-bought shares as of 12 August, providing an insight into how investors are thinking and where opportunities may lie.
16 Aug 2022
Are GSK’s legal troubles a threat to the firm’s survival?
Biotech stocks

Are GSK’s legal troubles a threat to the firm’s survival?

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is facing legal action over heartburn drug Zantac that has seen billions wiped off its market value. Rupert Hargr…
16 Aug 2022
Are UK house prices set to fall? It’s not so simple
House prices

Are UK house prices set to fall? It’s not so simple

Figures suggest UK house prices are starting to slide, but we shouldn’t take these numbers at face value, explains Rupert Hargreaves.
11 Aug 2022
Aviva: One for income investors to tuck away
Share tips

Aviva: One for income investors to tuck away

Insurance giant Aviva is one of the highest yielding stocks in the FTSE 100 – and it’s cheap, too, making it a tempting target for income investors. R…
10 Aug 2022
Director dealings w/e 5 August: what company insiders are buying and selling
Stocks and shares

Director dealings w/e 5 August: 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 Aug 2022
Is abrdn’s eye-catching 9.2% dividend yield sustainable?
Share tips

Is abrdn’s eye-catching 9.2% dividend yield sustainable?

Shares in investment manager abrdn currently yield 9.2%. Generally speaking, says Rupert Hargreaves, it pays to be sceptical of very high dividend yie…
9 Aug 2022
Why you need to invest at least some of your money outside the UK
Investment strategy

Why you need to invest at least some of your money outside the UK

Most investors tend to have a bias to their home market. But that’s a mistake, says Rupert Hargreaves. Investing in international stocks can help dive…
28 Jul 2022
The ten highest dividend yields on Aim
Income investing

The ten highest dividend yields on Aim

Rupert Hargreaves picks the highest-paying dividend stocks on Aim, London’s junior market for small and medium-sized growth companies.
21 Jul 2022
Frasers is showing the rest of the retail world how it’s done
Retail stocks

Frasers is showing the rest of the retail world how it’s done

Frasers Group – formerly known as Sports Direct – is a company many people love to hate. But its policy of judicious acquisitions and its move upmarke…
21 Jul 2022
Royal Mail’s 7.2% dividend yield is now under threat
Share tips

Royal Mail’s 7.2% dividend yield is now under threat

Royal Mail's dividend yield is coming under pressure as costs rise and delivery volumes fall. Profits are under threat, and investors can't take anyth…
20 Jul 2022
How Wise is profiting by slashing foreign exchange costs
Share tips

How Wise is profiting by slashing foreign exchange costs

Wise – formerly known as Transferwise – is a fast-growing disruptor in the fragmented foreign-exchange market. It’s doing very well for itself, says R…
19 Jul 2022
Should you invest in Glaxo spin-off Haleon?
Share tips

Should you invest in Glaxo spin-off Haleon?

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has finally spun-out its consumer health arm, Haleon. Rupert Hargreaves looks at the new business and asks, shoul…
18 Jul 2022
I love its cars, but I wouldn’t touch Aston Martin’s shares
Share tips

I love its cars, but I wouldn’t touch Aston Martin’s shares

Aston Martin makes beautiful cars. But it has a chequered history and continues to lurch from disaster to disaster. That’s why I wouldn’t buy Aston Ma…
15 Jul 2022
Five London-listed stocks to play the coming oil shortage
Energy stocks

Five London-listed stocks to play the coming oil shortage

After peaking in June, the oil price has fallen back and oil companies have fallen out of favour with investors. But with supply predicted to outstrip…
15 Jul 2022
Five real estate investment trusts for income and inflation protection
Investment trusts

Five real estate investment trusts for income and inflation protection

Real estate investment trusts (Reits) are a good way to earn income from property. Here, Rupert Hargreaves picks five of the best to buy now.
13 Jul 2022
Phoenix Group’s 8.5% dividend yield looks here to stay
Share tips

Phoenix Group’s 8.5% dividend yield looks here to stay

At a forecast 8.5%, Financial services group Phoenix, has one of the highest dividend yields in the FTSE 100. And it has all the hallmarks of a great …
8 Jul 2022