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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!

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 »

Five lessons from five great investors

Learning from the best. More »