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David Stevenson: the Permanent Portfolio beats gold but I'm not sold

9 Comments David Stevenson: the Permanent Portfolio beats gold but I'm not sold

It's billed as an ultra-lazy portfolio for the super cautious, but results from this simple allocation fail to impress.

The Secret CEO: Woodford's swap deal is the final straw

Citywire Wealth Manager's anonymous columnist sells their stake in Woodford Equity Income, angry at fund manager's controversial assets swap.

David Stevenson: my lazy(ish) portfolio for thrill seekers

'Lazy' portfolios, featuring low-cost funds that are easy to rebalance, are a popular choice, but my twist on the idea adds a little more excitement.

Woodford needs Hargreaves Lansdown now more than ever

Stockbroker has driven more than a third of the inflows into Woodford’s funds and keeping the Bristol behemoth onside is crucial

David Stevenson: 'real assets' are the real deal

Asset-backed investments offer a defensive return for the mainstream, and are worth paying fund managers for, says our columnist.

David Stevenson: the chart flashing one heck of a warning sign

Our columnist looks into the global liquidity sloshing around markets, and highlights a chart flagging a warning for stocks.

David Kempton: five stocks I'm buying in my Brexit hibernation

Our experienced investor columnist highlights five shares he is buying as the UK's exit from the European Union hangs over the stock market.

David Stevenson: a tried and tested fund for all seasons

Our columnist highlights a fund that has been off the radar for many but whose strong defensive qualities have stood the test of time.

David Stevenson: cynical fund fees punish private investors

Institutional investors don’t put up with the tyranny of fixed percentage charges on funds, so why should we?

David Stevenson: absolute return funds' shocking 2018

Our columnist is shocked at the poor performance of absolute returns in 2018, a year that provided the perfect test of their credentials.

David Stevenson: posse of passive funds lives up to Bogle's big idea

One of passive pioneer Jack Bogle's legacies is the gaggle of passive funds offering cheap exposure across the major asset classes.

David Stevenson: Marmite funds tempt in choppy markets

Structured products have a tainted history but our columnist believes they can play a role in the choppy markets he is expecting.

Richard Stone: why I believe Brexit won’t happen now

Chief executive of The Share Centre – a Brexit supporter – explains why he thinks a second referendum is inevitable and will see a divided nation change its mind.

David Stevenson: buy into Asian Prosperity while you still can

Our columnist unveils his latest Hidden Gem, a value-focused Asian fund that has just reopened its doors to new investors.

David Stevenson: three paths for stock markets in 2019

Our columnist outlines three possible paths for stock markets in 2019 and three investment ideas in what could be a volatile year.

David Stevenson: bank fears should worry all investors

'Swap' rates for most of the big banks have spiked, showing something is stirring deep within the workings of the globalised financial system.