Investment

What the election result means for your finances

9 June 2017 13:03

Well, I don’t think anyone expected that, least of all Theresa May. As the country picks over the result of…

How to avoid being duped by investment scammers

8 May 2017 10:57

For every hard-working individual who has built up a pension pot to fund their retirement, there is a criminal trying…

Investment returns are in the bag: luxury handbags outperform gold and property

3 May 2017 11:09

Exceptions aside, Spectator readers are not consumers of luxury for luxury’s sake. They are unassuming keepers of style, guardians of…

Is it madness to invest in cash? Spectator Money investigates

11 April 2017 11:52

Is it madness to invest in cash? The simple answer is yes, but as with anything to do with investing,…

The joy of dividends

10 April 2017 10:28

There was no shortage of momentous events in 1997. It was 20 years ago that Tony Blair was elected Prime Minister…

Fine wine overtakes classic cars as number one investment of passion

20 March 2017 11:29

‘Investments of passion,’ those objects of desire that are nice to own but will also hopefully rise in value. When…

An investment opportunity: why the Chinese economy continues to defy its many doubters

27 January 2017 12:40

The Chinese New Year is almost upon us, and perhaps its animal for 2017 is timely in our current political…

It’s time industry got its act togther on financial jargon

19 December 2016 13:38

‘I don’t get excited when I hear EITC. Do you?’ This is a line from the late, lamented West Wing. The…

Avoid the pitfalls of plonk and investing in fine wine will be something to cheer about

9 November 2016 11:29

If the ongoing Brexit saga (and, er, Trump’s win today) is enough to make you turn to drink, well, maybe…

A novel investment: why it pays to pay attention to the Man Booker Prize

21 October 2016 13:00

OK, I’ll admit it. I don’t like Margaret Atwood’s writing. In some circles, this is akin to saying you’re a…

Money digest: Bad news for savers, good news for borrowers

2 August 2016 10:57

Savings accounts are disappearing rapidly as the expected cut to the base rate draws closer, says the Guardian. Moneyfacts, a…

Labour’s infrastructure plans are good enough for George Osborne to steal

3 July 2014 18:12

In some countries, infrastructure planning can be exciting. Two years ago, I was watching a group of Dutch civil servants…

Budget 2014: Top five announcements

19 March 2014 14:55

The Chancellor has spoken, the opposition leader has blasted the speech, and now the nit-picking begins. But what were the…

The wealth transfer and where it’s going

8 March 2012 17:06

The last three years have been one big transfer of wealth from savers to borrowers. Thanks to record low interest…

Euro-zonked

26 September 2011 9:49

Well, so much for that. The FTSE 100 fell as much as 1.7 per cent this morning, while overnight the…