Hilaire Gomer has written on finance, business, savings and investment for all the UK broadsheets and many trade journals. She enjoys financial writing because of the variation and new interest. She tries to be as transparent and as clear as possible in a serious and complex financial world.
One of the hardest things to do in investing is knowing when to buy stocks and shares and when to sell them.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a 21st century phenomenon with assets under management over $4trn. Is their success too fast and strong, can they continue at this rate?
Loss aversion bias – the irrational belief that losses are bigger than similar-sized gains –can be influential in economics and investment.
The disposition effect in behavioural finance is one of the many biases or partialities that people are influenced by when they make imperfect decisions, particularly in investing and market trading.
Investment bonds have a 'nice but dull' reputation - until recently when income-seeking investors are accepting higher risks bonds. Inflation is also posing a change for bonds.
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been a huge success but now there are fears that they are too big and could upset markets.
The biotechnology or ‘biotech’ sector is one of the hardest sectors to invest in. Biotech investing is only for the robust investor seeking high risk/reward on what is a roller coaster. It’s not for the risk averse.
Gold has been the investment of last resort since 3000 BC. It has often been out of favour as an investment and it is now. Why?
Supermarkets in the UK have been struggling with customer trends, fierce competition and now there's inflation.
Finance technology or fintech, using 'block chain' software, is high fashion for start ups and it is fast becoming a faster, cheaper way to handle payments digitally.
Can the old style industrial engineering metal bashing companies become more flexible like their smaller component makers?
AkzoNobel, world leading paint maker and owner of Dulux paint, has turned down a third takeover offer worth €26.9bn by its US competitor PPG Industries.