Investment

Are Boris’s hedge-fund pals conspiring to ‘short the UK’? I doubt it

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Minding my own business at 67 Pall Mall — the private members’ club favoured by oenophile West End hedge-fund managers…

How BlackRock became a sanctuary for clean-cut bankers and dormant politicians

17 November 2018 9:00 am

A few months ago, an aggressive US pressure group called the Campaign for Accountability declared that it had a new…

Smokers are paying for your pension

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Axa will no longer invest in the tobacco industry: the French insurance giant will sell €184 million of shares and…

Why British investors are wrong to panic about China

13 February 2016 9:00 am

At the risk of sounding like Neville Chamberlain, how bizarre that we should be panic-selling our stock-market investments in reaction…

Buy-to-let investing just became a very, very bad idea

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Take a quick look at the UK buy-to-let market and you might find it tough to understand exactly what it…

Don’t expect Mr Bear to go back into hibernation anytime soon

The bears are here to stay – but we’ll survive

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Like Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, we’ve just been savaged by a bear but we’ll probably survive. Leading UK-listed stocks…

We don’t need research to change banking culture. We need jail sentences

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Was the Financial Conduct Authority leaned on by the Chancellor to scrap its ‘review of banking culture’? Or did it…

Sorry, but I can’t join in the China panic (especially not while I’m on a cruise)

29 August 2015 9:00 am

 MS Queen Victoria, 38°N 19°E I’ll do my best, but I’ve got to be honest: being surrounded by shining Ionian…

Would the return of the drachma mean a bonanza for banknote printers?

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Bank job Should we buy shares in companies which print banknotes in expectation of one getting to print millions of…

The only certain winner in the Greek stand-off: cliché

27 June 2015 9:00 am

The clear winner in the Greek crisis is the author of The Little Book of Negotiating Clichés, whose royalties must…

From surfing to takeovers: the story behind the richest man in Brazil

13 June 2015 9:00 am

The tectonic plates of economic life rumble and shift. As ever, market watchers are obsessed by big themes — and…

Should we fear a Mugabe-style land grab in rural Scotland?

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Just under 100 years ago the headline in the Oban Times read ‘American family buy lodge and estate on the…

A future pensioner seizes control of his saving strategy, 1951

Five questions to help you take control of your pension

14 February 2015 9:00 am

If you want something done properly, it often pays to do it yourself. So it must be good news that…

As oil prices plunge, I want to profit from the next spike. Here’s how

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Buy jerry cans and fill them while you can. You won’t want to be caught out by the great oil…

Worry about the eurozone crisis if you like. But profit, too

14 February 2015 9:00 am

If you want something to worry about, you need only cast your eye across the channel to find yourself spoilt…

What British start-ups are still missing

8 November 2014 9:00 am

This issue includes the new Spectator Money supplement, in which I hope you’ll find a bouquet of stimulating ideas. The…

Storm warning: the world economy’s October troubles aren’t over yet

18 October 2014 9:00 am

October is always a turbulent month, and I’m feeling uneasy about this one. The FTSE100 index, which looked set to…

When I pick the right share, I shout about it. And here’s what I do when I get it wrong...

22 March 2014 9:00 am

I have a confession to make. I earn my living advising my readers whether particular companies’ shares are going to…

A FOBT ban could be terminal for high-street bookies – and great for a Labour donor

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Hands up: who knows what a FOBT is? It stands for fixed odds betting terminal. No? Well, you should, because…

Investment trusts – the way the City saves

22 February 2014 9:00 am

After years in the doldrums, investment trusts — those venerable pooled funds with names like Foreign and Colonial and City…

You, too, can be a shale profiteer

22 February 2014 9:00 am

It might not be something you want to mention in the Half Moon Inn in Balcombe, or around any of…

The American economy vs gravity

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The American economy always feels better when the Super Bowl is on. Ads for trucks and beer fill the airwaves.…

The Speculator: Why I get so excited at goalless football matches

2 November 2013 9:00 am

A successful gambler once told me: ‘Never bet on football, never bet on multipliers, and never ever bet on football…

How to make money from the Scottish referendum

2 November 2013 9:00 am

The best time to buy an asset is when no one else can stomach it. Great fortunes are made in…

Why Britain’s economy will overtake Germany’s

5 October 2013 9:00 am

What’s the most surprising thing that could come out of the current economic upturn? A rapid revival in northern manufacturing?…