Master Investor Magazine

MAY 2017

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  • Mellon on the Markets: Juvenescence, Bill Gates and the markets

    Inside the mind of a Master Investor: This month Jim updates on his latest book and relays his thoughts on a breakfast seminar with none other than Bill Gates.

  • Dividend Hunter: Is KCOM Group a yield trap?

    KCOM has been trying hard to move away from its fixed-line business towards the world of internet services, but the results have been mixed. So are investors right to be wary? John Kingham of UK Value Investor investigates.

  • The Macro Investor: Do trade deficits really matter?

    The Macro Investor – Do trade deficits really matter? President Trump has directly criticised Germany, suggesting the country is a "currency manipulator" and blaming it, among others, for the US's unfavourable current account position. But does it really matter how much of a bilateral deficit/surplus a country carries in relation to another?

  • Forensic Forex: The French election and the euro

    Trader and author Samuel Rae analyses the French Presidential Election and its implications for the euro. Suffice to say, things aren't looking good for the single currency, regardless of who walks into the Élysée Palace on 8th May.

  • Chart Navigator: Using simple charting to manage risk

    It's a well-known fact that more than 70% of retail traders lose money - and a big part of this can be the "head in the sand" approach to not facing up to losing trades quick enough. A simple charting approach to risk can help with this, writes veteran trader David Jones.

  • How to Invest Like... Walter Schloss

    Filipe R. Costa distils the investment strategy and insights of Walter Schloss, disciple of Ben Graham, friend of Warren Buffett and one of the greatest, but least well known, value investors of all time.

  • Read to Succeed: The Financial Spread Betting Handbook

    Richard Gill, CFA, reviews The Financial Spread Betting Handbook, the book that teaches investors how not be one of the estimated 82% of people who lose money from financial spreadbetting.

  • Best of the Blog

    We look back at some of the most popular pieces from the Master Investor Magazine website during the month of April

  • Markets in Focus

    Market data for the month of April.

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    Around the World in Eight Investments

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  • February 2018
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    African Dawn

    How to play the next emerging market

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  • January 2018
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    How to Invest in 2018

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  • December 2017
    DECEMBER 2017

    The Future of Money

    Cash, Crypto or Gold?

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  • November 2017
    NOVEMBER 2017

    The American Dream

    Investing in the world’s most dynamic economy

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  • October 2017
    OCTOBER 2017

    Juvenescence

    Investing in an age of longevity

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  • September 2017
    SEPTEMBER 2017

    The new arms race

    15 stocks to dominate the modern battlefield

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  • August 2017
    AUGUST 2017

    Climate Change

    Curse or Opportunity?

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  • July 2017
    JULY 2017

    The Aviation Revolution

    And how to profit from it

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  • June 2017
    JUNE 2017

    Cyber Wars

    Who will win?

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  • April 2017
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    Driving into the future

    Move your portfolio up a gear with the automotive revolution

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  • March 2017
    MARCH 2017

    Fidelity's Tom Stevenson

    Keeping the Faith with Markets

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  • February 2017
    FEBRUARY 2017

    SyndicateRoom

    Invest with the pros

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  • January 2017
    JANUARY 2017

    Agriculture

    Prepare to harvest the next growth market

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  • December 2016
    DECEMBER 2016

    The end of globalisation

    We reveal the winners and losers

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  • November 2016
    NOVEMBER 2016

    Financial Crisis II

    How to prepare for the inevitable crash

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  • October 2016
    OCTOBER 2016

    Inflation

    How to protect your portfolio from investors’ worst enemy

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  • September 2016
    SEPTEMBER 2016

    The End of Austerity?

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  • August 2016
    AUGUST 2016

    Uranium

    How to play the next bull market

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  • July 2016
    JULY 2016

    Time for Take-Off

    How growth in global air travel can lift your portfolio

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  • June 2016
    JUNE 2016

    Virtual Reality

    How to profit from the coming revolution

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  • May 2016
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    How to Invest Like Warren Buffett

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  • April 2016
    APRIL 2016

    Retirement

    Can you afford it?

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  • March 2016
    MARCH 2016

    The Rise of the Machines

    How to invest in the age of the robot

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  • February 2016
    FEBRUARY 2016

    The Death of Commodities?

    Plumbing the depths of the commodity market

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  • January 2016
    JANUARY 2016

    Big Ideas for 2016

    Packed full of trading and investment ideas for the New Year

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  • December 2015
    DECEMBER 2015

    Cyber-Security

    How to cash in on the new arms race

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  • November 2015
    NOVEMBER 2015

    Is There a Bubble in Biotech?

    Is the biotech boom at an end?

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  • October 2015
    OCTOBER 2015

    Space

    How to invest in the final frontier

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  • September 2015
    SEPTEMBER 2015

    A Conflict of Interest

    When will interest rates rise?

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  • August 2015
    AUGUST 2015

    Japan

    Land of the rising stock market

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  • July 2015
    JULY 2015

    Mid-cap magic

    Our guide to investing in the sweet spot of the market

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  • June 2015
    JUNE 2015

    How to pick the perfect share

    We sort the wheat from the chaff in the UK market

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  • May 2015
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    Whoever wins, Britain loses

    General election 2015

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  • April 2015
    APRIL 2015

    The pinnacle of bricks & mortar investment

    Empire State Building: own a piece of history through the REIT

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