If you want to beat the professionals over the long term, put part of your portfolio in momentum stocks, and a part in value stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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General Electric’s eviction from a key American stockmarket gauge is a reminder to check what’s in an index.
Matthew Partridge looks at what Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice can teach investors about not putting all your eggs in one basket.
Momentum investing – buying what has already gone up in price in the belief that it will keep doing so – shouldn’t work in theory. Yet in real life, it does. Stephen Connolly looks at why – and what to buy.
Matthew Partridge picks out the investment lessons from Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, a tragedy set against the backdrop of the Trojan War.
Loose monetary policy has driven investors to take unnecessary risks, says John Stepek. The tightening process may be ugly.
US president Donald Trump is tearing up the rules and putting America first – which is just what his voters wanted him to do. John Stepek explains what that means for your money.