About David Brett

I am an Investment Specialist at Schroders.

2019 Articles

Why M&S’ relegation from the FTSE 100 doesn’t mean the death of the High Street
Why M&S’ relegation from the FTSE 100 doesn’t mean the death of the High Street
Marks and Spencer (M&S) is set to be relegated from the FTSE 100 after the close of business today. This [...]
September 20, 2019
‘Gen Xers care more about sustainability than millennials’
‘Gen Xers care more about sustainability than millennials’
People from Generation X – defined as those between 38 and 50 years of age – appear more motivated to [...]
September 17, 2019
Investing ‘IQ test’ reveals the traits that could limit returns
Investing ‘IQ test’ reveals the traits that could limit returns
Investors globally suffer from an ambiguity bias which can prevent them from taking risks with their investments and potentially lower [...]
August 29, 2019
Economy on red alert with yield curve close to inversion
Economy on red alert with yield curve close to inversion
Both the US and UK yield curves are on the verge of inverting. The yield curve has been a reliable [...]
August 16, 2019
Only a fifth of investors held their nerve during 2018 stock market tumble
Only a fifth of investors held their nerve during 2018 stock market tumble
2018 was a tough year for investors with sharp falls in global stock markets testing the nerve of investors. New [...]
July 15, 2019
Investors forecast returns of 10.7% – millennials expect more
Investors forecast returns of 10.7% – millennials expect more
Investors expect total annual returns of 10.7 per cent over the next five years, according to a major new global [...]
July 10, 2019
Brexit three years on: markets and the economy in six charts
Brexit three years on: markets and the economy in six charts
On 23 June 2016, the UK public voted on whether or not to stay in the European Union (EU). Many [...]
June 24, 2019
Can a 60/40 split portfolio deliver better outcomes?
Can a 60/40 split portfolio deliver better outcomes?
Recent decades have been a tumultuous time for investors. In the last 20 years alone we have experienced two of [...]
May 15, 2019
Countdown to Brexit: three market indicators to watch
Countdown to Brexit: three market indicators to watch
With politicians still struggling to agree the terms of withdrawal, investors in assets linked to the UK economy could be [...]
April 15, 2019
Cash Isa vs stock market Isa: which has returned the most?
Cash Isa vs stock market Isa: which has returned the most?
Saving money into a stocks and shares Isa over the last 19 years would have returned two-thirds more than a [...]
April 2, 2019
14 years of returns: history’s lesson for investors
14 years of returns: history’s lesson for investors
The temptation among investors is to stick to what you know. That is no bad thing. It is a strategy [...]
March 29, 2019
Countdown to Brexit: three market indicators to watch
Countdown to Brexit: three market indicators to watch
The UK is due to leave the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. With politicians still struggling to agree [...]
March 22, 2019
The yield curve explained: is it predicting recession?
The yield curve explained: is it predicting recession?
The yield curve has been a reliable predictor of US recessions over the last four decades. Each time the yield [...]
February 6, 2019
29 reasons not to invest in the stock market
29 reasons not to invest in the stock market
Wars, disasters, economic strife and political instability have been persistent themes over the last three decades and they can affect [...]
January 21, 2019