Investment

Neil Woodford could do the washing-up at my fantasy Christmas lunch

21 December 2019 9:00 am

It’s the season for kindness and conviviality. In that spirit — and recognising that business, like personal life, rarely follows…

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

The western stock-market panic over China is excessive and irrational … so buy now

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

13 February 2016 9:00 am

If you pick up a buy-to-let property now, you’ll be fighting the full might of the Chancellor and the Bank of England

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

Are estate owners to be nationalised?

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

Deciding the destiny of your retirement is about to get easier. But be sure you know the answers to these questions first…

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

14 February 2015 9:00 am

The ins and outs of betting on an oil price bounce

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

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Panic in Europe means opportunity for investors

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

When I get it right, I shout about it. And when I get it wrong? Well, just between us…

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

Investment trusts are coming back into fashion – and rightly so

You, too, can be a shale profiteer

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Here’s how to get a slice of the fracking action

The American economy vs gravity

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Reality may be about to reassert itself after an extraordinary hot streak

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

An investor’s guide to the Scottish referendum