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Malcolm Wheatley

10 things that lots of people don’t ‘get’ about shares

Buying shares is easier — and cheaper — than ever. Despite this, some aspects of investing remain opaque. Here are the knowledge-gaps that I... More »

Are your friends and neighbours getting richer than you?

The pandemic has seen many people grasp an opportunity to rebuild their finances, repay debt and build savings. More »

Mr Market has a meltdown

Benjamin Graham’s ‘Mr Market’ is deservedly famous. More »

Why investing in index trackers might not be right for you

Index trackers are big business, and have been around a long time. More »

For real inflation-beating returns, it has to be the stock market

Since 1989, the after-inflation returns from the stock market have been three times as high as those from bank accounts. More »

The Internet success story that no one knew about

On Tuesday 8th of June, the Internet went dark. Or at least, it did if you were reading the Guardian, Reddit, the New York... More »

5 ways to become a better investor

Even the investing ‘greats’ are still learning — ask Warren Buffett. More »

Lower returns beckon: here’s how to avoid them

Markets are nervous: inflation saps real returns. More »

The ‘smell test’: when an investment doesn’t feel right

Applying a commonsense ‘smell test’ can help — even if it results in over-caution. More »

Investment lessons from a high-speed crash

The stock market’s response to Covid-19 was breathtaking in its speed. More »

Are we soon to see a soaring stock market?

With bonds less attractive to investors, money could flow to the stock market instead, driving up share prices. More »

Are UK shares an early Christmas present?

The UK’s recovery from 2020’s lows has been stodgy. Worse, the gap that has opened up since early 2016 is considerable. The result? UK... More »

The misleading allure of rising share prices

For the time being, markets are still on-sale: don’t waste the opportunity. More »

Are these stocks under-the-radar pandemic bargains?

Outside the media spotlight, plenty of ordinary, unregarded Footsie stocks are having a torrid time. More »

3 New Year resolutions well worth keeping

1) Go global. 2) Needing income? Don’t leave it too late. 3) Invest in yourself! More »

A year to forget, but lessons to remember

For investors readying their portfolios for 2021, 2020 contained plenty of lessons. More »

The wealth accumulation lessons of 2020

Yet again, we’ve all been tripped up by the unexpected – and yet again, investors’ wealth accumulation plans have been blown off course in... More »

Diversification’s downside: resilience has a price

Forecasts are fallible: diversification offers protection from the unforeseen. More »

Will lockdown’s losers supercharge your portfolio?

News of successful vaccine treatments has boosted markets. More »

Expect the unexpected

A hunger for returns, coupled with overconfidence, is a fatal failing. More »