Latest News - David Coombs
Tried and tested solutions to volatile markets won’t cut it
To reduce the effects of gyrating markets on our funds, we have to own defensive assets that perform well when equities fallBy David Coombs - 21 March 2019, 14:44
Flash in the pan? Gold rush will melt away
Despite a strong start to 2016 compared with equities, doubts remain over gold’s long-term value and ability to counter inflation
Magnificent seven: the All Companies all-stars
UK All Companies is a crowded sector and it is not easy to spot the best managers. Rathbones’ David Coombs and Michael Toolan of Brooks Macdonald pick their top three
Why it pays to avoid piling into Japan’s value trap
With an overvalued yen hitting exporters and post-tsunami reconstruction providing little more than a fleeting stimulus, Japan’s perpetual inertia makes it a poor medium-term bet, writes David Coombs of Rathbone Unit Trust Management.
Equities’ attraction is growing outside ‘uninspiring’ Europe
With positive data coming from the US, compelling valuations elsewhere and Europe’s stranglehold on global growth loosening, it could be time to add to global equity holdings, writes David Coombs (pictured).