Investment strategy

Inflation, energy crisis, strikes – have we gone back to the 1970s?
MoneyWeek podcast
Investment strategy

Inflation, energy crisis, strikes – have we gone back to the 1970s?

Merryn and John talk about rising prices, productivity and the state of the labour market, plus are bond investors really the adults in the room, and …
15 Oct 2021
Why actively managed funds don’t outperform in bear markets
Man and a bear
Funds

Why actively managed funds don’t outperform in bear markets

The idea that active funds should outperform in bear markets is logical and compelling. Sadly it’s also wrong
15 Oct 2021
Inflation isn’t transitory – but what does that mean for markets?
Shoppers in America
Inflation

Inflation isn’t transitory – but what does that mean for markets?

With US inflation at its highest for 13 years and prices rising fast around the world, markets have come to realise that this is no longer “transitory…
14 Oct 2021
Will silver finally realise its potential? I’ve no idea – but I’ve just bought a load
Silver coins
Silver and other precious metals

Will silver finally realise its potential? I’ve no idea – but I’ve just bought a load

For investors, silver is incredibly frustrating. It has more potential than almost any other metal, but that potential is never realised. So why has D…
13 Oct 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what is a “real return”?
TETA: what is a real return?
Too embarrassed to ask

Too embarrassed to ask: what is a “real return”?

MoneyWeek's latest "too embarrassed to ask” video explains what a real return is and why it's so important for investors.
12 Oct 2021
What to do as taxes and inflation rise and the growth-stock bull market ends
Investment strategy

What to do as taxes and inflation rise and the growth-stock bull market ends

The need to pay back our huge debt means higher taxes, higher inflation and, for investors, a return to value. Merryn Somerset Webb explains what you …
11 Oct 2021
How to beat rising inflation
Investment strategy

How to beat rising inflation

A look back at the 1970s reveals what you should invest in if you’re not convinced inflation is “transitory”
11 Oct 2021
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Is your fund manager’s ESG investment policy really ethical?
Energy stocks

Is your fund manager’s ESG investment policy really ethical?

The so-called ethical policies of some investors are doing more harm than good, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
8 Oct 2021
James Ferguson: the scope for bond-market disaster is very real
Economy

James Ferguson: the scope for bond-market disaster is very real

Merryn talks to James Ferguson of Macro Strategy partners about central bankers, money supply and inflation, plus why we're on the edge of a very sign…
8 Oct 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what is a tax wrapper?
Too embarrassed to ask

Too embarrassed to ask: what is a tax wrapper?

From ISAs and Sipps to venture capital trusts and enterprise investment schemes, MoneyWeek explains what a tax wrapper is and how it can protect your …
5 Oct 2021
It’s boom times for investment banks again – investors beware
Stockmarkets

It’s boom times for investment banks again – investors beware

The market for mergers and acquisitions is hitting record levels again. That's great news for investment bankers, but it's a red flag for investors. J…
4 Oct 2021
A Canadian fund for the cautious income investor
Investment trusts

A Canadian fund for the cautious income investor

This investment trust offers a reassuringly boring way to navigate any imminent stockmarket volatility
4 Oct 2021
How investment funds’ “greenwashing” hurts the planet
Funds

How investment funds’ “greenwashing” hurts the planet

A new paper suggests that funds claiming to target climate change may do more harm than good
2 Oct 2021
Gary Channon: the importance of allocating capital wisely
Investment strategy

Gary Channon: the importance of allocating capital wisely

Merryn talks to Gary Channon of Phoenix Asset Management about his investment style and the balance between diversification and performance. Plus, cap…
1 Oct 2021
Inflation is still one of the biggest threats to your personal finances
Investment strategy

Inflation is still one of the biggest threats to your personal finances

Central bankers and economists insist inflation will be gone by next year. We're not so sure, says Merryn Somerset Webb. So if you haven’t started to …
1 Oct 2021
The investment landscape is getting messy – what should you own now?
Investment strategy

The investment landscape is getting messy – what should you own now?

What can you own when everything is expensive? Dominic Frisby explains how to navigate what is becoming an increasingly difficult investment landscape…
29 Sep 2021
I wish I knew what moral hazard was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what moral hazard was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

The term “moral hazard” comes from the insurance industry in the 18th century. But what does it mean today?
28 Sep 2021
Has passive investing created a stockmarket bubble?
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Has passive investing created a stockmarket bubble?

Over the past two decades, investors have been switching from buying actively managed investment funds to buying passive funds that simply track a mar…
28 Sep 2021
Why investors should beware of corporate waffle
Investment strategy

Why investors should beware of corporate waffle

When top executives try to retreat behind impenetrable jargon, investors should be very sceptical, says John Stepek.
28 Sep 2021
The UK stockmarket is cheap – but is it cheap for good reasons?
UK stockmarkets

The UK stockmarket is cheap – but is it cheap for good reasons?

Compared to other developed-world markets, UK stocks are remarkably cheap. But a number of factors means the discount could be well-deserved, says Max…
27 Sep 2021
Rob Arnott: Covid's hidden investment opportunities
Investment strategy

Rob Arnott: Covid's hidden investment opportunities

Merryn talks to Rob Arnott of Research Affiliates about some of the unexpected consequences of Covid and their opportunities for investors, plus the "…
24 Sep 2021
University spin-outs: where to find companies involved in cutting-edge science
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University spin-outs: where to find companies involved in cutting-edge science

Universities are innovation incubators and often launch businesses involved in fast-growing fields ranging from biotechnology to artificial intelligen…
24 Sep 2021