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David Burrows

For more than 25-years, Dave has written for a wide range of newspapers and broadcasters including The Times, The Financial Times, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Sky News. Previously nominated as National Financial Media Journalist of the Year, Dave specialises in investment features and business profiles.

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Fortune teller
Where will the clever money go in 2018?

There’s been no shortage of surprises for investors in 2017. Who’d have thought that Bitcoin valuations would go through the roof or that emerging markets would perform so strongly. Will there be more of the same in 2018 or will new themes emerge?

David Burrows11:24, 31 December 2017
SQS agrees £281m takeover bid from Assystem Technologies

Software Quality Systems has recommended to shareholders an offer made by Assystem Technologies (Bidco) for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of SQS.

David Burrows09:04, 15 December 2017
Where was money made and lost in 2017

So where was the clever money made in 2017? With little attraction for sitting in cash, investors have had to be flexible in where they place their money for a decent return – as well as try to balance risk and rewards.

David Burrows16:36, 13 December 2017
Coats Group
Coats snaps up Patrick Yarn Mill for $21m

Coats Group, the industrial thread manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of US business Patrick Yarn Mill.

David Burrows10:00, 11 December 2017
Climate change
Everything you ever wanted to know about ethical investing

The history of ethical investing goes back centuries to the mid-1700s when Quakers and Methodists made moral choices regarding where they invested their funds.

David Burrows15:00, 4 December 2017
Impact investing
Everything you ever wanted to know about impact investing

Impact investing involves individual targeting of investment cash and often personal involvement in the businesses backed. You invest to make a difference.

David Burrows13:00, 29 November 2017
Bitcoin pic
Cryptocurrency: who, what, why & how of bitcoin and others

Essentially a cryptocurrency is a digital currency. Think of it as electricity converted into lines of code with monetary value. The rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is with little doubt the biggest disruption to the monetary system for centuries.

David Burrows18:48, 31 October 2017
Picture of ethics and trust on cogs
Jargon Buster of Ethical Investing

Ethical investing used to centre around the Five B’s boobs, booze, baccy, betting and bombs. Or using slightly better grammar – an investment fund which screened out companies linked to pornography, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and arms manufacture. But things have evolved somewhat.

David Burrows16:39, 5 October 2017
Fund managers: pros and cons of single country trading

Fund managers are offering single country funds in developing markets such as China, Brazil, India and Indonesia, but do they offer great rewards and are they worth the risk?

David Burrows10:13, 6 September 2017
Recovery chart
Recovery funds: can fund managers pick turnaround firms?

Which fund managers have the capability to identify turnaround stories and how have recovery funds fared during recent bull markets

David Burrows15:43, 29 August 2017
Closed sign
How to avoid investing money in firms that go bust

Investing money in listed companies is risky. High street names such as Woolworths can go spectacularly bust while major brands can fall from grace with incredible speed.

David Burrows10:30, 17 August 2017
London property
Property investment post-Brexit: as safe as houses?

What are the prospects for UK Commercial property funds after a tough year and with Brexit beckoning?

David Burrows09:21, 17 August 2017
company accounts
What are the basics of trading smart?

There is no sure-fire way to ensure trading success but there are plenty of common pitfalls you should avoid. Learning the basics of trading will help you invest smart.

David Burrows09:34, 14 August 2017
Bonds can offer good returns
Are Mini Bonds the ideal solution in a low-interest rate world?

With savings rates dismally low, investors are searching for better rates of return. Mini bonds, which are loans to companies, certainly offer investors a great deal more but are they worth the risk?

David Burrows13:06, 19 July 2017
Charts showing investments in multi-asset fund
Do multi-asset funds offer the best of all worlds?

Multi-asset funds promise investors good diversification as they can include equities, bonds, property, cash and alternatives – such as oil, gold and inflation-linked government bonds.

David Burrows13:34, 13 July 2017

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