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David Stevenson: beware the risk of UK stock market bias

8 Comments David Stevenson: beware the risk of UK stock market bias

Our columnist argues many investors are taking a bigger risk than they realise by holding too much of their portfolio in domestic assets.

David Stevenson: the Permanent Portfolio beats gold but I'm not sold

It's billed as an ultra-lazy portfolio for the super cautious, but results from this simple allocation fail to impress.

David Stevenson: want yield and diversification? Try these bonds

Yields on 'safe' bonds are low, and more risk brings more correlation with shares. But one segment of the debt market could buck that trend.

David Stevenson: are energy stocks the new tobacco?

Investors are starting to shun fossil fuel in the same way they avoided tobacco. Could this pave the way for a similar dividend-fuelled value revival?

David Stevenson: dividends may soon be a problem for stock markets

I've written hundreds of pages on the importance of dividends, but they could soon become a problem, rather than a solution, for volatile stock markets.

Richard Stone: why we have to put Brexit back to the people

Brexit-supporting Share Centre chief executive returns to his case for a second referendum which, while unpalatable, he says is difficult to reject in democratic terms as nearly three years have passed since original vote.

The Secret CEO: Woodford's swap deal is the final straw

Citywire Wealth Manager's anonymous columnist sells their stake in Woodford Equity Income, angry at fund manager's controversial assets swap.

David Stevenson: my lazy(ish) portfolio for thrill seekers

'Lazy' portfolios, featuring low-cost funds that are easy to rebalance, are a popular choice, but my twist on the idea adds a little more excitement.

Woodford needs Hargreaves Lansdown now more than ever

Stockbroker has driven more than a third of the inflows into Woodford’s funds and keeping the Bristol behemoth onside is crucial

David Stevenson: 'real assets' are the real deal

Asset-backed investments offer a defensive return for the mainstream, and are worth paying fund managers for, says our columnist.

David Stevenson: the chart flashing one heck of a warning sign

Our columnist looks into the global liquidity sloshing around markets, and highlights a chart flagging a warning for stocks.

David Kempton: five stocks I'm buying in my Brexit hibernation

Our experienced investor columnist highlights five shares he is buying as the UK's exit from the European Union hangs over the stock market.

David Stevenson: a tried and tested fund for all seasons

Our columnist highlights a fund that has been off the radar for many but whose strong defensive qualities have stood the test of time.

David Stevenson: cynical fund fees punish private investors

Institutional investors don’t put up with the tyranny of fixed percentage charges on funds, so why should we?

David Stevenson: absolute return funds' shocking 2018

Our columnist is shocked at the poor performance of absolute returns in 2018, a year that provided the perfect test of their credentials.

David Stevenson: posse of passive funds lives up to Bogle's big idea

One of passive pioneer Jack Bogle's legacies is the gaggle of passive funds offering cheap exposure across the major asset classes.