June 1, 2017 - 9:00am | Ceri Jones
Threat to dividend payouts and a stronger pound mean income investors should be looking beyond the UK.

Sleeping giant awakens

We are in the midst of a seismic upheaval in the global financial system and a nasty recession looms. The collapse of US bank Lehman Brothers as we went to press last month was dramatic, but it pales into insignificance compared with events over the ensuing five weeks. The law of unintended consequences, a direct result of allowing Lehman Brothers to go to the wall, has been applied to devastating effect, with some savers and all equity investors losing big time.

Postpone and prosper

Pension deferral can be a worthwhile exercise if you have other income options after you reach state pension age, says Faith Glasgow

Dip a toe in the bond pond

Government bond prices have factored in bad economic news, but many corporate bond prices seem to be suggesting economic Armageddon. Jim Levi discovers why valuations are exciting bond fund managers

Punching above their weight

Sam Barrett looks at why women are leaving men behind in the investment stakes, and what attracts them to the stock market

Sod’s law comes a little too late

Two years ago, Money Observer launched a national campaign to highlight the landbanking investment scam. Mark King dishes the dirt on the authorities’ clean-up efforts since then