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15AUG 2018

The Elon Musk dilemma – AKA the stockmarket cost/benefit trade-off

Elon Musk, CEO of electric carmaker Tesla, has suggested he will take the company private. We look at the benefits and costs of a stockmarket listing.

2018

AUGUST

03AUG 2018

Markets

ESG in passive: let the buyer beware

Are investors ignoring the small print in their rush to buy funds incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles?

JULY

18JUL 2018

Markets

What is the best way to receive an income from my investments?

Investors relying on their portfolio to replace traditional sources of income can choose “natural income” or “decumulation”. Each has its merits.

12JUL 2018

Markets

An economic slowdown is approaching, but that's no cause for investor alarm

We’re approaching the end of the economic cycle, but markets are not stupid. Investors waiting for a significant collapse in the equity market because the economy is slowing may be in for a long wait.

11JUL 2018

Markets

World Cup special: which stockmarkets look ‘cheap’?

Our quarterly examination of market valuations coincides with the World Cup. Duncan Lamont offers some observations about market performance - and pitch performance.

05JUL 2018

Markets

Quarterly markets review - Q2 2018

A look back on what was a volatile second quarter for financial markets.

02JUL 2018

Markets

The potential income shock awaiting pension savers

A global study of investor attitudes finds that those close to retirement expect to replace 74% of their salary when they give up work. The reality for those already retired is very different.

JUNE

26JUN 2018

Markets

"Malaysia Boleh?" (Can Malaysia do it?)

Following the recent election result, can Malaysia’s economic and stockmarket fortunes turn around or will the brain drain continue to hamper progress?