Kyle Caldwell

How our 10 stocks to buy and hold forever have fared

Our July 2017 cover story highlighted 10 shares to buy and hold forever – here’s how they have fared over the past year. 

Spotting a business that will stand the test of time is easier said than done, particularly in an age when technological change is disrupting various industries. 

Bargain Hunter: Buying opportunity on an 8% discount

For the last couple of years, the general consensus among professional investors has been that there are two areas of the world that value investors should be targeting: Europe and Japan.

Cheaper valuations compared to other markets have whetted the appetite, while the economic picture has also been seen to be favourable.

Harry Nimmo gives his rules for stock-picking success

Over three decades ago an academic paper revealed a simple yet highly effective way to improve investors’ odds of stock market success: avoid the big names and instead identify tomorrow’s giants. The study, carried out by Rolf Banz in 1981 at the University of Chicago, first documented what is known today as the ‘small firm effect’ or ‘small-cap premium’, whereby over the long term smaller-sized shares deliver much higher returns than their larger rivals.

Has your fund manager ever dealt with a recession before?

For the past couple of years, the global economy has been described as ‘just right’ – the so-called Goldilocks scenario. But, as parents and grandparents know all too well, Goldilocks is eventually confronted with a family of bears, and the same fate is likely to befall stock markets following their nine-year bull run.