Investment strategy

Overlooked European stocks are a solid bargain
European stockmarkets

Overlooked European stocks are a solid bargain

The lack of speculative exuberance in European stocks compared to US markets bodes well for investors seeking less tech-heavy drama and more deep valu…
26 Mar 2021
Laura Destribats: cashing in on millennials’ spending habits
Investment strategy

Laura Destribats: cashing in on millennials’ spending habits

Merryn talks to Laura Destribats of Goldman Sachs Asset Management about investing in stocks that benefit from the behaviour and spending patterns of …
26 Mar 2021
A tale of two fund managers: style does matter
Investment strategy

A tale of two fund managers: style does matter

Neil Woodford and James Anderson are fund managers with two very different records of success. And, while that may not all be down to their investment…
25 Mar 2021
Charles Plowden: investing for the post-pandemic world
Investment strategy

Charles Plowden: investing for the post-pandemic world

Merryn talks to Charles Plowden of Baillie Gifford about how markets have changed over the years, how he invests and how the post-pandemic world might…
25 Mar 2021
Great frauds in history: Wang Fengyou’s ant-breeding scam
People

Great frauds in history: Wang Fengyou’s ant-breeding scam

“Model entrepreneur” Wang Fengyou's ant-farming Ponzi scheme pulled in $1.2bn, with investors losing all.
25 Mar 2021
The inflation narrative has got overheated for now – but it’s inevitable
Inflation

The inflation narrative has got overheated for now – but it’s inevitable

With official CPI at just 0.4% in the UK, inflation seems to be everywhere you look except in government statistics. But it’s only a matter of time be…
24 Mar 2021
To embarrassed to ask: what are voting rights?
Too embarrassed to ask

To embarrassed to ask: what are voting rights?

When you buy shares in a company, they entitle you to a proportion of the profits via dividends. As well as that they usually – but not always – come …
23 Mar 2021
Should you buy Deliveroo shares?
Investment strategy

Should you buy Deliveroo shares?

Takeaway delivery group Deliveroo could be the biggest UK IPO since Royal Mail. But should you invest?
23 Mar 2021
Here’s why inflation will take off after the pandemic
Inflation

Here’s why inflation will take off after the pandemic

There are lots of reasons to believe that we will see lasting post-pandemic inflation – increased demand and squeezed supply chains, for example. But …
22 Mar 2021
Oil, bonds and tech stocks tumble – what’s going on?
Stockmarkets

Oil, bonds and tech stocks tumble – what’s going on?

The market’s delayed reaction to the Fed’s statement on interest rates led to all manner of assets selling off. John Stepek looks at what’s going on a…
19 Mar 2021
Calum Bruce: the post pandemic opportunities in retail property
Property

Calum Bruce: the post pandemic opportunities in retail property

Merryn talks to Calum Bruce of the Ediston Property Investment Company about how the commercial property sector – and retail in particular – has coped…
19 Mar 2021
The MoneyWeek model portfolio: the top-six investment trusts to put in your Isa
Investment trusts

The MoneyWeek model portfolio: the top-six investment trusts to put in your Isa

MoneyWeek’s favourite investment trusts are top-notch long-term choices for your portfolio
19 Mar 2021
The collapse of Football Index: what can investors learn?
Investment strategy

The collapse of Football Index: what can investors learn?

Sports gambling platform Football Index has appointed administrators, with customers locked out of their accounts with possible losses of up to £90m. …
18 Mar 2021
I wish I knew what a 60/40 portfolio was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a 60/40 portfolio was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

If you’ve ever spoken to a financial adviser or read an investment magazine, you may have heard the term “60/40 portfolio”. But what exactly is a 60/…
16 Mar 2021
“The economics of investing in bonds has become stupid”
Government bonds

“The economics of investing in bonds has become stupid”

Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful hedge fund managers, says that investing in bonds right now is “stupid”. But why, and what does he sugge…
16 Mar 2021
If you’re looking for an “ESG” investment, why not try oil stocks?
ESG investing

If you’re looking for an “ESG” investment, why not try oil stocks?

Investors looking to have their money do good shouldn’t sell out of miners and fossil-fuel companies, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That will just leave …
15 Mar 2021
Are we in a stockmarket bubble? I wouldn't be so sure
Stockmarkets

Are we in a stockmarket bubble? I wouldn't be so sure

Markets are less expensive than they look given all the money sloshing around, argues Michael Howell of CrossBorder Capital.
12 Mar 2021
The MoneyWeek Podcast: the great rotation and the return of the retail investor
Stockmarkets

The MoneyWeek Podcast: the great rotation and the return of the retail investor

Merryn and John look at what's happening in the markets as investors pull out of super expensive growth stocks and into less expensive value stocks; t…
12 Mar 2021
Markets do look bubbly – but not all of them
Investment strategy

Markets do look bubbly – but not all of them

There are bits of the market that have been looking very toppy for a long time now. But that doesn’t mean all stockmarkets everywhere are in trouble. …
11 Mar 2021
Too embarrassed to ask: what’s the difference between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension?
Too embarrassed to ask

Too embarrassed to ask: what’s the difference between a defined benefit pension and a defined contribution pension?

Broadly speaking, there are two types of pension schemes – defined contributions and defined benefits. But what's the difference between them?
9 Mar 2021
Should you invest in the Deliveroo IPO?
UK stockmarkets

Should you invest in the Deliveroo IPO?

Food delivery company Deliveroo is listing on the stockmarket in an initial public offering. Should you buy in? And if so, how do you go about it? Joh…
9 Mar 2021
Bond investors should beware the panic as inflation approaches
Bonds

Bond investors should beware the panic as inflation approaches

With yields at record lows and fear of inflation rising, bondholders have rarely looked this vulnerable
8 Mar 2021
Temple Bar investment trust: a return to value
Investment trusts

Temple Bar investment trust: a return to value

Merryn talks to Nick Purves and Ian Lance of the Temple Bar Investment Trust about the shift in the investment landscape and the value available in UK…
5 Mar 2021
Warren Buffett: things are looking bleak for bond investors
Bonds

Warren Buffett: things are looking bleak for bond investors

Warren Buffett, America’s best-known investor, has warned shareholders in his investment vehicle Berkshire Hathaway that “bonds are not the place to b…
5 Mar 2021