Ed Bowsher's Articles

Momentum play isn’t over yet, says BlackRock

by , 23rd July 2018

The world’s largest fund management firm is still pretty bullish on prospects for investors this year. Or at least that’s the core message from the BlackRock Investment Institute’s ‘Global Investment […]

An independent voice on smart beta

9th July 2018

Smart beta and factor investing has been a huge growth area in recent years. There is now more than $1 trillion invested in all the available smart beta funds worldwide. […]

Rothschilds back ‘robo’ that’s different from Nutmeg and the rest

by , 9th July 2018

Two members of the Rothschild family* have backed a new robo-advice platform that gives ordinary investors more control over where their money goes. The new platform is called Exo Investing […]

Time to buy into emerging markets?

by , 2nd July 2018

Emerging market equities had a great 2017 and they still looked relatively cheap at the beginning of this year. That relative cheapness – especially when compared to the US – […]

ETF myths

17th June 2018

In this article we look at some widely believed myths about ETFs. Read on to find out why they’re either completely untrue or at least partly untrue. ETFs only track […]

Liquidity and ETFs

15th June 2018

Liquidity is an important issue for investors. If you’re investing in an illiquid asset, you may find it difficult or expensive to sell that asset, especially if you’re trying to […]

Leveraged and Inverse ETFs

3rd June 2018

If you’re very confident that a particular share or market is going to go up, it can be frustrating when you know you don’t have much money available to back […]

The Big Call: How to get a Sustainable Dividend

24th May 2018

It’s pretty easy to find investments that can pay you a chunky 5 or 6% yield. The challenge is to find investments where the dividend is sustainable and won’t be […]

ETF costs

13th May 2018

One of the biggest selling points for ETFs is that they’re mostly pretty cheap, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider costs when you’re picking ETFs for your portfolios. Seemingly […]

Why income investing is riskier than you may realise

by , 13th May 2018

2018 was supposed to be the year that interest rates finally started to rise. After ten long years of ultra-low interest rates, finally we were going to start returning to […]