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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