Articles by Darius McDermott

Revealed: the hidden asset that gives companies a competitive advantage - and how to invest in it

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 | Blog | By Darius McDermott

One of the reasons why Brits are obsessed with buy-to-let investing is because a house or a flat is tangible: we can see it, we can feel it

How the UK stock market doubled in value…without even moving

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Blog | By Darius McDermott

Albert Einstein once said: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it… he who doesn’t pays it.”

Eight last-minute mistakes that could cost you your Isa allowance

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 | Blog | By Darius McDermott

Leaving things to the last minute is human nature.

Income ideas for your Investment Isa

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | Article

With the Isa deadline on the horizon, now is the time to focus on making the most of your investments.

Contrarian investing: Investors can bag a bargain by going against the herd

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 | Article

It’s January, the sales are in full swing and shoppers are out in their numbers. Everyone loves a bargain, and investing should be no different.

Diversify if you’re worried about exchange rates

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 | Blog | By Darius McDermott

We usually only think about currencies when it comes to holiday spending money. However, currencies – or more specifically exchange rates – can also have an impact on our investments

Move over, Amazon - it’s time to shop around in China

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 | Blog | By Darius McDermott

​America's Black Friday is a drop in the ocean compared to ‘Chinese Singles Day’

Are we practising what we preach?

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 | Blog | By Darius McDermott

We do a lot as consumers to minimise our impact on the environment. From cycling or walking instead of driving, to recycling as much of our household waste as possible, we each play our part.

10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed, can we trust banks again?

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 | Article

It has now been 10 years since the collapse of banking giant Lehman Brothers rocked the world, wiping almost $10 trillion off global equity markets.

Bricks and mortar or property shares: which is right for your portfolio?

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 | Article

The Investment Association (IA) will split its property sector in two this September. It’s not exactly a defining moment in history, but it is a helpful one for investors.