Investment gurus

Ray Dalio: beware a dollar slump

US dollar bill

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund, has warned the dollar could lose almost a third of its value.

Neil Woodford: red lights are flashing in the markets - but Brexit is a huge opportunity

There are “so many lights flashing red that I am losing count”, says fund manager Neil Woodford. But Brexit doom-mongers are profoundly wrong about the prospects for the UK economy.

Peter Thiel: don't underestimate bitcoin

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and ex-CEO of hedge-fund group Clarium Capital, is generally sceptical of cryptocurrencies. But not bitcoin.

Niall Ferguson: four reasons to worry

Professor Niall Ferguson of Harvard University reckons there are a lot of similarities between now and the days before the last financial crisis.

Jack Bogle: Time for lower returns

The past eight years have been great for stocks. However, Jack Bogle, the founder and former CEO of passive-funds pioneer Vanguard Group, thinks that investors should brace themselves for lower returns.

Francisco García Paramés: Bitcoin is gambling

Buying bitcoin is just a form of gambling, says Francisco García Paramés, Spain’s best-known fund manager – and he doesn’t see the appeal.

Wally Weitz: stocks won't stay expensive forever

It’s only a matter of time before stock prices revert to the mean, reckons Wally Weitz of Weitz Investments.

John Redwood: bullish on Asia

Asian markets have started to come back to the party after several years of poor performance, reckons strategist John Redwood.

Richard Thaler: the less attention you pay, the more money you'll have

Richard Thaler

Merryn Somerset Webb talks to author, academic and fund manager Richard Thaler about pensions freedom, central bankers and fund management fees.

Ned Davis: wary of high valuations

The US stock-market has continued to do well in recent months, despite high valuations, but contrarian investor Ned Davis of Ned Davis Research is wary.

Where to search for hidden gems

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Funds are getting so big they can’t stoop to pick up smaller firms. That’s great for nimbler players such as Nick Greenwood, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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