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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

A caviar life on a fish-finger budget

DOB: It’s almost five years since I moved to London from Yorkshire; half a decade in which I have done…

Watch out for the Trump slump

So far, so good. Wall Street was among the keenest backers of Hillary Clinton in her doomed attempt to win…

4 Mar 2017
Weaker yen, stronger companies: Japan could be the trade of the decade

Making the case for Japan

The best investment decisions are almost always those that feel most uncomfortable at the time they are made. George Soros…

4 Mar 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
Gold coins: a ticket to escape from wherever you are in the world

Shopping for gold

When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. And when the going is seriously tough — as it may…

4 Mar 2017

New year, new opportunities

 The new tax year is just a month away and changes are coming that will affect your personal finances. Some…

4 Mar 2017

Buy high

At first glance Europe’s skiing industry, much loved by its aficionados and by far the world’s most advanced, would seem…

4 Mar 2017
So hot right now: a statuary marble chimneypiece circa 1770, seen here in the sitting room of Will Fisher, owner of Jamb

How to fit out your Georgian rectory

Ah yes, escaping to the country. There comes a time when every Englishman wants to do it. Astonishing numbers of…

4 Mar 2017

How to start your own bank

How on earth do you ‘start a bank’? It sounds like a nigh-on impossible project. Yet in the past few…

4 Mar 2017

Skin in the game

Terry Smith is in the news again. Not for being a Brexiteer — though he’s been committed to that cause…

26 Nov 2016

Why aren’t we talking about China?

Every year in October, a group of investors, bankers and world leaders gather in Washington to discuss the year that…

26 Nov 2016

Investing with a purpose

Millennials: there are 160 million of them in the US and Europe. They will comprise three quarters of the global…

26 Nov 2016

Perfect pitch

As someone who’s passionate about the power of compelling speech, there is nothing I hate more than watching somebody blow…

26 Nov 2016
Self-building for a secure old age: Winston Churchill was a skilled amateur bricklayer

Grand designs for retirement

The near-abolition of tax on savings income was one of George Osborne’s less-noticed legacies. A shareholder can now receive £5,000…

26 Nov 2016

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
Muscle bound: Kim Kardashian in Paris with bodyguard Pascal Duvier — but without her jewellery

Protect your assets

Kim Kardashian normally hits the headlines for posting revealing selfies on social media, or simply turning up at nightclubs. But…

26 Nov 2016
Acceleration: models tipped to rise in value include the Sunbeam Tiger Alpine

Vroom for manoeuvre

In 1978 my grandfather offered to sell my father his maroon Aston Martin DB5 for £4,000. They were about to…

26 Nov 2016
As the Vulcans say, ‘Live long and prosper’: trend-following offers one way to do so

Techniques to beat the market

To say that we are in some kind of ‘new normal’ investment environment barely does justice to the surreal state…

Sterling attraction: markets have given the UK the kind of exchange rate other central banks pray for

A time for optimism

The Brexit referendum has changed everything — at least politically. A new Prime Minister, a new Chancellor and a new…

1 Oct 2016
Onwards and upwards: an end to Brexit uncertainty has boosted market conditions for housebuilders

The post-Brexit building boom

Interest rates rocketing back to 1990s levels. Foreign investment funds fleeing for Frankfurt and Paris. The pound in free-fall, and…

1 Oct 2016
Don’t overlook ‘the positive all-round story’ of India: set to grow at 7 per cent per annum this year and next

Sifting for gems amid fading growth

The aura that once surrounded emerging -markets has dimmed lately. Of the original ‘Bric’ nations, the group that were supposed…

1 Oct 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
Niche themes: ETFs can offer investors exposure to robotics and artificial intelligence

Plain vanilla – or too hot to handle?

‘Are they vanilla?’ is the first question you should ask about ETFs, or exchange-traded funds: so says veteran multi-family office…

History’s handwritten treasures

The collection and display of the written word has long been a symbol of prosperity and prestige. From the Great…

1 Oct 2016
What goes up: Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket is also capable of landing and being reused

The new space race

Imagine you were lucky enough to assemble Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon; Paul Allen, co-founder with Bill Gates of Microsoft;…

21 May 2016