Fair shares for all

At a recent gathering of the venerable Company of Merchant Adventurers of York, I listened to a sermon on the…

4 Nov 2017

The ultra-fast broadband race

‘Telecommunications’ is not the perfect name for the transmission of data at speeds that the late Mr Alexander Graham Bell…

30 Sep 2017

Gold is still the safest haven

In times as alarming as these — with Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump waving nuclear weapons at each other…

30 Sep 2017

Robin Andrews picks automotive stocks for the post-Brexit era

The challenge of finding undervalued, publicly quoted enterprises with interesting prospects in the automotive sector is, as Matthew Lynn says,…

27 May 2017

Knowing when to sell

Since getting into the business of bringing shares to your attention, it has been frustrating not to have a platform…

27 May 2017
London-centric: the Crossrail project is approaching completion

Who’s selling the shovels?

Our infrastructure is at breaking point. Most governments of the past hundred years have been able to raise their glasses…

4 Mar 2017

Healthy finances

Any medically or technically unqualified investor who dips a toe into the pharma and healthcare sector should do so with…

26 Nov 2016

Power plays

All eyes are on North Korea. Not as an investment opportunity, I hasten to say, but as a nuclear threat,…

1 Oct 2016

Sell in May?

‘Sell in May and go away,’ says an old stock-market maxim. Despite mixed historical evidence, that advice is worth pondering…

21 May 2016

Look beyond today’s turmoil

Canvassing friends from a lifetime in the investment business in Europe and in North America, I’m struck by the unanimity…

5 Mar 2016
Industrial revolution: gas from shale — as here in Pennsylvania — has transformed the US energy economy

To frack or not to frack

What a curious world we live in. It is now conventional wisdom that we have all embarked on a journey…

14 Nov 2015
More downside than upside: knife jugglers at a fair in Texas

Catching falling knives

There is a curious pleasure to be had watching stocks plummet — as long as you don’t own them. It’s…

3 Oct 2015

Little Oil: cash is king

The small oil and gas company sector, consisting chiefly of AIM-quoted companies, has been massacred over the past few years,…

23 May 2015