Investment strategy

Could the “metaverse” be the next big investment theme?
Investment strategy

Could the “metaverse” be the next big investment theme?

The “metaverse” – the world of virtual reality – has been a theme in science fiction for decades. But it could soon become real. John Stepek explains …
2 Sep 2021
I wish I knew what a drawdown was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a drawdown was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Drawdowns are an unfortunate part of an investor’s life. But what exactly is a drawdown?
31 Aug 2021
The MoneyWeek Podcast: lorry drivers, Brexit, and why now is a good time to buy UK stocks
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: lorry drivers, Brexit, and why now is a good time to buy UK stocks

The UK is facing shortages of everything from chicken to microchips. Is Brexit really to blame? Merryn and John discuss the boom-bust nature of the ha…
27 Aug 2021
How to ensure CEOs’ pay is fairly valued
Stockmarkets

How to ensure CEOs’ pay is fairly valued

After years of rising without any real reason, CEOs’ pay is finally falling. Matthew Lynn breaks down how this trend can be continued.
27 Aug 2021
The UK is cheap - you should invest some of your money there
UK stockmarkets

The UK is cheap - you should invest some of your money there

UK shares are witnessing much interest from investors. John Stepek breaks down why UK stocks are attractive now.
26 Aug 2021
I wish I knew what the metaverse was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what the metaverse was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

The term “metaverse” sounds like something out of a science fiction novel (and it is). But what does it actually mean?
24 Aug 2021
What income investors should learn from the Covid-19 pandemic
Income investing

What income investors should learn from the Covid-19 pandemic

Income investors faced a challenging last year even as markets hit record highs as dividends were largely suspended, but they are bouncing back now. J…
23 Aug 2021
The sudden storm that could take down your investment portfolio
Investment strategy

The sudden storm that could take down your investment portfolio

There are many things that threaten to put a big dent in your retirement savings. But the biggest right now is inflation, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
23 Aug 2021
Gold is frustrating – but it’s still worth holding
Gold

Gold is frustrating – but it’s still worth holding

It's been a frustrating time for investors in gold. But the idea that you should always have a bit of physical gold in your portfolio and just hope th…
20 Aug 2021
This growth scare will pass – but it might make the Fed stay its hand
Global Economy

This growth scare will pass – but it might make the Fed stay its hand

As the world continues to grapple with Covid-19, markets are starting to worry that "normal" might not return as soon as everyone hoped. John Stepek l…
20 Aug 2021
Edward Bonham Carter: things will only get harder from here
Investment strategy

Edward Bonham Carter: things will only get harder from here

Merryn talks to Jupiter Asset Management's Edward Bonham Carter about where to find cheap assets, what happens if we have a "Japan like bear market", …
20 Aug 2021
Sentiment matters to markets – but how can you tell what investors are thinking?
Investment strategy

Sentiment matters to markets – but how can you tell what investors are thinking?

Markets are driven to a large extent by “feelings” – investors getting overly excited or gloomy about a particular sector. But how do you measure that…
19 Aug 2021
I wish I knew what the gold standard was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what the gold standard was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

These days, most currencies are "fiat" currencies backed by the economies of the countries that issue them. But in days gone by currencies were on the…
17 Aug 2021
Why now is a good time to take a break and review your investment portfolio
Investment strategy

Why now is a good time to take a break and review your investment portfolio

Reviewing your investment portfolio can be a bit of a chore, but you should do it at least once a year. And now is the ideal time to be doing it, says…
16 Aug 2021
Investing in property: how Reits can help your portfolio fight inflation
Property

Investing in property: how Reits can help your portfolio fight inflation

Finding an income that keeps pace with inflation is getting harder, but real-estate investment trusts (Reits) can help. Look for a mix of growth and b…
16 Aug 2021
I wish I knew what tapering was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

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

Tapering is the reduction in quantitative easing provided by a central bank. But how does it work?
11 Aug 2021
Putting a price on Big Oil – how to value oil stocks
Investment strategy

Putting a price on Big Oil – how to value oil stocks

The future of oil is uncertain, but some of the major oil companies are not being given the benefit of the doubt, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
9 Aug 2021
Inflation is here to stay: it’s time to protect your portfolio
Inflation

Inflation is here to stay: it’s time to protect your portfolio

Unlike in 2008, widespread money printing and government spending are pushing up prices. Central banks can’t raise interest rates because the world ca…
6 Aug 2021
Jeremy Grantham, we're in one of the greatest bubbles in financial history
Investment strategy

Jeremy Grantham, we're in one of the greatest bubbles in financial history

Merryn talks to Jeremy Grantham of GMO about the current state of the markets and where investors can "hide" from all the craziness, plus inequality, …
5 Aug 2021
I wish I knew what a share buyback was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what a share buyback was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

A share buyback means just what it says – a company buys back its own shares. But why? And how does that benefit shareholders?
3 Aug 2021
Where to find data on investment funds
Funds

Where to find data on investment funds

Investors can choose from a wide array of websites offering financial information about funds. Where should they start?
3 Aug 2021
Premium Bonds: a better bet for savers when interest rates are low
Savings

Premium Bonds: a better bet for savers when interest rates are low

Cash is a dull investment with interest rates near zero – but there is one way to make it more exciting without risk
2 Aug 2021
Improve your odds of investment success with these three stocks
Share tips

Improve your odds of investment success with these three stocks

Professional investor Tom Wildgoose of the Nomura Global High Conviction Fund highlights three of his favourite stocks.
2 Aug 2021
Two private equity trusts: one to buy, one to avoid
Investment trusts

Two private equity trusts: one to buy, one to avoid

The tech boom has fostered a lot of great businesses, but with many backed by private equity, few retail investors have been able to profit. Here, Max…
30 Jul 2021