Fund management fees are still taking a huge bite out of investor returns. And while they may have fallen in recent years, they need to come down even further, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Powerful corporations have grown too used to dictating terms to consumers, workers and suppliers. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Jonathan Tepper about how to fix it.
All the emotion around Brexit is producing real value in the market right now, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’s the perfect time snap up some UK bargains.
Since women got the vote a century ago, we have developed a more progressive tax system and a transferred more wealth to the less well-off. That’s no coincidence, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
People objecting to new housing developments in their neighbourhoods are acting perfectly rationally, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there’s an easy solution: divert some of the landowners’ profits and buy them off.
Wages in Britain have been low for a long time. But they’re finally on the rise. That’s good for workers, good for productivity and good for our public finances.
The cap on the government’s Help-to-Buy scheme, introduced in the latest Budget, could leave an awful lot of people feeling duped, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Anyone can be taken in by fraudsters promising the world. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at how we can fight financial crime, and how to safely invest in unlisted companies.
The point of saving into a pension is that you can’t get the money until you retire. The chancellor should resist the temptation to relax the rules on early access.
The magic pixie dust behind the stockmarkets’ massive bull run – loose monetary policy – has vanished. Investors must now focus on what really matters: cash and valuations.
Until now, there has been precious little sign of automation in the housebuilding sector. But that’s now changing, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
From art to tech stocks, things are changing fast in the financial world, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And it’s all down to rising bond yields.