The triumph of the blob: how passive investing could devour markets
Investment strategy

The triumph of the blob: how passive investing could devour markets

We’re fans of passive investing at MoneyWeek. But is the rapid growth in passive ownership having a detrimental effect on the way that markets work? I…
24 Sep 2020
Two new funds to invest in the next big disruptive industries
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ETFs

Two new funds to invest in the next big disruptive industries

Food and education are two sectors ripe for disruption – and two new ETFs offer the chance to invest.
15 Sep 2020
Could the Covid crisis hold a silver lining for cheap value stocks?
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Value investing

Could the Covid crisis hold a silver lining for cheap value stocks?

Value investing strategies have had a dreadful six months – but the crisis could be a catalyst for them to turn around.
20 Jul 2020
How to construct an all-weather ETF portfolio
Investment strategy

How to construct an all-weather ETF portfolio

The outlook for markets is highly uncertain. This set of investments balances growth with protection in a crisis, says Cris Sholto Heaton
19 Jun 2020
Precious metals will keep shining – buy these funds to take advantage
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Gold

Precious metals will keep shining – buy these funds to take advantage

Data on volatility suggests that a V-shaped recovery may not happen, so hold gold or silver.
1 Jun 2020
Passive investments come under pressure from regulators
Stockmarkets

Passive investments come under pressure from regulators

Investors are allocating ever greater sums to passive investments including ETFs and index trackers. Regulators have taken note, says David Stevenson.
24 Sep 2019
The best ways to invest in gold
Gold

The best ways to invest in gold

From ETFs and allocated accounts to sovereigns and Britannias, Dominic Frisby looks at some of the best ways to buy and sell gold.
17 May 2019

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British stocks are due a bounce
Stockmarkets

British stocks are due a bounce

Uncertainty over Brexit has prompted consumers and companies to put off investing in British stocks. Once clarity returns, cheap stocks should rebound…
4 Apr 2019
Everything you needed to know about ETFs
Films

Everything you needed to know about ETFs

Book review: The Ultimate ETF Guidebook How ETFs evolved from simple funds that tracked the main indices to more complex smart-beta funds that attempt…
21 Mar 2019
Stash your cash in bond ETFs
Bonds

Stash your cash in bond ETFs

A savings account isn’t always practical. Here’s what to do with the cash in your portfolio.
19 Feb 2019
Low volatility – or low rates?
Funds

Low volatility – or low rates?

Tracker funds investing in “boring” stocks have done well in the past 25 years – but is that set to change?
9 Nov 2018
Two funds to profit from Asia's love for smartphones
Funds

Two funds to profit from Asia's love for smartphones

HanETF’s exchange-traded fund allows you to buy into a “mega trend” - the surging demand for smartphones in Asia.
12 Oct 2018
Chart of the week: cannabis is getting too high
Stockmarkets

Chart of the week: cannabis is getting too high

The first ETF to track marijuana producers passed C$1bn in September, doubling its value in a year – but the sector is getting ahead of itself.
21 Sep 2018
The trouble with index-tracking funds
Funds

The trouble with index-tracking funds

Index-tracking funds are great, cheap alternatives to their overpriced active cousins. But they aren’t flawless, says John Stepek.
29 Jun 2018
Momentum investing: what it is, why it works and what to buy
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Momentum investing: what it is, why it works and what to buy

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, i…
15 Jun 2018
Three exciting new ETFs
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Three exciting new ETFs

These new exchange-traded funds give you the opportunity to invest in some interesting sectors.
1 Jun 2018
One area of financial markets where ETFs could prove very disruptive
Stockmarkets

One area of financial markets where ETFs could prove very disruptive

Some people argue that ETFs undermine the structure of the stockmarket. That’s not really true, says John Stepek. But they could spark trouble in anot…
21 May 2018
Bond ETFs get active
Funds

Bond ETFs get active

A new type of exchange-traded fund will provide a useful way for bond investors to mitigate risk, says David Stevenson.
18 May 2018
Value investing is due its time in the sun
Funds

Value investing is due its time in the sun

Whether you own active funds or ETFs, you must pay attention to which investment styles are working, says David Stevenson.
27 Apr 2018
Aim makes its mark at last
Stockmarkets

Aim makes its mark at last

London’s Alternative Market performed poorly during its first 20 years – but investors can no longer afford to ignore its 1,254 companies, says Max Ki…
17 Nov 2017
Could ETFs crash the market? Maybe – but that’s not what you should worry about
Investment strategy

Could ETFs crash the market? Maybe – but that’s not what you should worry about

Investors in index-tracking ETFs could see heavy losses if markets fall. But the “smart-beta” funds that try and solve this problem bring risks of the…
9 Oct 2017
Are new ETF launches a sign that markets are overheated?
Funds

Are new ETF launches a sign that markets are overheated?

In echoes of the dotcom boom when new fund launches rose tenfold int he y ear before the bubble burst, the rate of new ETF launches targeting hot new …
1 Sep 2017