Merryn Somerset Webb

Is hyperinflation overhyped?

26 September 2015 9:00 am

A regular look at cult finance books. This issue: When Money Dies by Adam Fergusson


Worry about the eurozone crisis if you like. But profit, too

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Panic in Europe means opportunity for investors

Golden Rules

1 October 2014 8:00 am

Is it too late to buy into the gold boom? Not if you know what you’re doing

Scotland Prepares For Independence Vote

What it means for your savings if Scotland votes yes

13 September 2014 9:00 am

The economic consequences if Scotland votes for independence


They made me sit an exam on giving financial advice. And I'm glad

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Has the introduction of standard qualifications made financial advisers more reliable – or produced ‘a better class of crook’?


How to make money from the Scottish referendum

2 November 2013 9:00 am

An investor’s guide to the Scottish referendum

Money Lending Firm Wonga Report Profits Of Over £1m Per Week

If only more banks were more like Wonga

5 October 2013 9:00 am

There’s an unlikely new role model for sellers of savings products


George Osborne's property bubble will lead to disaster

25 May 2013 9:00 am

The Chancellor is pouring billions into sub-prime debt. What could possibly go wrong?

A Tokyo sunrise, circa 1870, by Hiroshige

Investment special: How Shinzo Abe has revived Japan

4 May 2013 9:00 am

Japan’s new leader is the catalyst for a resurgent stock market


Reform at last

3 November 2012 9:00 am

New rules should ensure better advice for investors

An Island of One’s own

22 September 2012 10:40 am

Now is the ideal time to snap one up, says our modern-day Robinson Crusoe

Capital Gains

23 June 2012 10:40 am

There’s still money to be made in London property


Investment Special: Searching for income

17 March 2012 3:00 pm

Despite low rates and QE, decent returns are still to be had


INVESTMENT SPECIAL: The kids can wait

15 October 2011 6:00 pm

Save for yourself before you save for your children


Any other business

27 August 2011 12:00 pm

The shocks won’t end with the summer


INVESTMENT SPECIAL: Sell the East, buy the West

12 February 2011 12:00 am

The end is nigh for the Asian boom – but parts of Europe look perky

My crystal ball sees disappointment ahead

14 December 2009 12:00 am

Merryn Somerset Webb doubts that markets will go on rising — and advises us how not to get poorer in 2010

Private education

9 July 2008 12:00 am

School fees: a luxury you can’t afford

You wouldn’t buy Britain in this state, so why hold your cash in pounds?

13 February 2008 12:00 am

Merryn Somerset Webb on investing in currencies

The City’s fascination with farming

31 October 2007 5:17 pm

Farming is a great investment, just not in this country

The price of sex in the City

18 July 2007 1:00 pm

Morgan Stanley has just hosted its first ‘early access’ event for young women: 75 girls from 15 top schools were taken on a tour of the trading floor (I bet there weren’t many traders off sick that day)

Women and money make a perfect match

6 June 2007 5:08 pm

Merryn Somerset Webb wonders why the investment world is a sea of men in suits, when women are naturally so much better at the job

Sell Madrid, buy Berlin

9 May 2007 4:38 pm

They see the choice not as between investing in Spain or in Switzerland but between, say, pharmaceuticals and retail.

Not so dark continent

28 March 2007 3:09 pm

Nigeria’s more than what you think it is.

Money really can grow on trees

22 February 2007 10:52 am

Money really can grow on trees