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Owain Bennallack

Owain is a magpie of the investing world -- and not because he gets into a flap. Almost any style of investing might suit him, depending on the bigger picture, and he's held all sorts of companies. Paraphrasing Keynes, he says: “When the market changes, I change my mind -- what do you do?” That said, Owain is usually a buyer of equities, where he prefers lightly geared, modestly rated companies, and is increasingly on the lookout for Buffett-style intangible quality. He aspires to buy-and-hold: his best investment ideas are worth much more than he sold them for. Then again, his worst investment went bust due to management fraud!

Things change

Uncertainty is the only certainty. Stay humble and diversified. More »

3 things I don’t do to make money from shares

Stick to buying good companies that you'd ideally own for the long-term, or else invest in index funds and get another hobby! More »

Investing for a pandemic-proof portfolio

What to invest in if the world has changed due to the pandemic... More »

5 other things going on besides Covid-19

Realising how big stories can be crowded out by even bigger stories can give an investor antibodies against news media hysteria. More »

Doomed dinosaurs and diversification

Change is a constant, in life and markets. Invest accordingly. More »

Coronavirus crisis cancelled?

If the world's largest economy is a canary in the coalmine, it's squawking. More »

You don’t have to buy the market

If you want to fine-tune your exposure to what happens next, we think stock picking will be more fruitful than attempts at market timing. More »

5 straightforward reasons to pass on an investment

Don't invest in opportunities you don't believe in. More »

A tale of two retailers

Why Next could be a better recovery play than Marks and Spencer. More »

Heroes or zeroes?

Investing decisions that look obvious in hindsight aren't in real-time. More »

Online retailers’ wild ride sums up shopping for shares in 2020

Online retailers seem like natural beneficiaries from lockdown life. More »

Are you ready to wade into the stock market wreckage?

Going against the crowd should power your portfolio to future profits. More »

Competition watchdog’s bark will likely prove worse than bite

Most previous investigations have found little evidence of anti-competitive antics, suggesting shareholders have little to worry about. More »

Gimme shelter

Defensive, quality, and dividend-paying shares have all been hit for six. More »

Will 2020 be the year the banks bounce back?

Could UK banks finally experience the recovery enjoyed by their US peers? More »

5 ways to profit from the death of the high street

Shop properties are trading at a big discount, as the market wonders if the tills will ever ring again like the old days. More »

Binary bets: Bargains or basket cases?

Three companies that could go either way... More »

Keep investing drama for your living room

Everyday investing is a duller affair... More »

How to react to the General Election result

History suggests the markets will work through most political turmoil. More »

Did you miss the Brexit bounce?

UK shares don't look quite as unloved as they did... More »