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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!

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 »

The man who gave us everything

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There are old investors and there are bold investors…

...but there are no old, bold investors More »

5 shares that could go either way in 2019

Here's to an interesting year ahead... More »

There are no rules in investing, actually

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What should you do if we’re in a bear market?

The key is to be thoughtful when others are fearful. More »

Three retailers thriving in the age of Amazon

Some UK retailers are succeeding even amidst the mega-disruption. More »

Time to bag a Brexit bargain?

Domestic shares look cheap, and may be a buy for the brave. More »

How becoming an investor is like learning a musical instrument

Why it pays to keep on praticising. More »

How to build an international income portfolio

Dividend payouts are rising strongly across the globe. More »

How to diversify Brexit risk

5 practical ways to help protect your wealth. More »

How can you stop Brexit blowing up your portfolio?

With a range of outcomes still possible, it's important to be diversified. More »

UK dividend investors can sleep easier

But remember that cash trumps profits when you're weighing up an investment. More »

Bitcoin’s bust is a reminder to be wary

Take care when hype takes centre stage More »