This segment was broadcast on 15 September 2016. Some information may be out of date.

Why I’m sticking with shares for the long term — despite recent research

  • Provocative email from a listener
  • Research suggests cash deposits beat shares
  • Quibbles and serious concerns about the research
  • Best ways to invest in shares
  • Why I think shares will always win in the long term
  • Next time: why I like index funds and exchange traded funds

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Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.