Stock markets confounded forecasts and rose on Donald Trump’s election to US President, but will the Trumpflation trade run out of steam?
Trump’s spending, tax cuts and tearing up of regulations have been seen by traders as spelling good news short term for many US companies – and shares have been snapped up.
But will he prove to be a good President long-term for investors?
Simon Lambert, of This is Money, Richard Hunter, of Wilson King Investment Management, and Nick Batsford, of TipTV, take a look at what President Trump will mean for the economy, investors and people’s money, in the latest episode of the Investing Show.
Can you make money from crowdfunding?
But are global stock markets’ giant companies where the best opportunities lie, or could there be in a much riskier but more rewarding opportunity closer to home?
In the second part of the show, James Codling, of Venture Founders, answers questions on whether investors can make money on crowdfunding.
he looks at why investors need to apply discipline to crowdfunding – and diversify, as some investments will go bust.
James explains how he has brought an investment background to crowdfunding, curating deals that his firm would invest in and opening them up to individual investors who can put in sums from £1,000.
He alo reveals what he looks for in a business, what investors should think about and tells us about the early stage firms he likes the most, from a company revolutionising breast cancer screening to one ‘doing phenomenal things’ to combine kids entertainment with education.
And finally, James also gives us his tips on how to raise money through crowdfunding.