The big story in the financial world this week has been the the dramatic fall from grace of fund manager Neil Woodford. Here’s what we’ve been reading about that and some other subjects we are interested in.
There is a significant body of research showing there is a long-term premium available for investors who tilt their portfolios away from glitzy growth toward less fashionable value stocks — ones with low prices relative to fundamentals like earnings or book value. The problem is that no one has worked out either when and where that premium will kick in
Every week we’re going to be bringing you a selection of articles that we think you’ll find interesting. The round-up will cover investing, personal finance, sustainability and wellbeing. Here’s the first one.
The evidence appears to be pointing to an increase in interest in the environment and to a growing willingness to act on it. Nor is it just certain sections of the population whose attitudes are changing. 2019 may just be the year that, in Britain at least, the tide of public opinion finally turned on climate change.
It’s very tempting to try to second-guess the market. But successful market timing is often down to luck rather than skill, and doing it consistently is almost impossible. So what are the alternatives?
Never be deterred from taking a test your doctor advises is necessary. But if it’s just curiosity getting the better of you, make sure you’re fully informed about the potential financial impact of sending off for a DIY genetics kit.