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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!

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 »

In hindsight, you were a brilliant investor

Investors pay the price for uncertainty every day in the stock market. More »

Takeovers targeted

With the pound down, foreign investors have come shopping... More »

How will you bet on big oil?

Is there a trickier sector to assess than energy? More »

Are these fundamental factors past their sell-by date?

What if these 'fundamentals' have stopped working? More »

Everything matters but you don’t know how

Forget about guessing which shares will do best next month... More »

Many unhappy returns

Private investors often delude themselves about their performance. More »

After the stock market hangover…

Having crashed before Christmas, shares are back around all-time highs. More »

Are your companies living on borrowed time?

It's worth doing an audit... More »

3 companies in a crisis

Could this be a chance to back a recovery? More »

Does it matter when bond returns turn upside down?

The US yield curve has 'inverted' ahead of every US recession for decades. More »

Why Warren Buffett doesn’t do debt

Debt works brilliantly in investing – until it doesn't. More »