Wednesday, December 6th 2023

Guest Interview Vol.10 – David Buik MBE

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“…Markets are merciless. If you’re on the wrong horse, you’re going to get stuffed…”


New to investing? Need a strategy? Not really sure where to start in the minefield of Financial Markets? Maybe this podcast will help you on your journey.

Here Sarah Lowther catches up with one of the most well known, highly regarded and respected individuals in David Buik MBE.

Forever cheerful, forever respectful, forever outspoken, but never rude it feels as though David Buik has been a market commentator forever.

There’s a reason for that.  Buik’s observations are witty, pertinent, and prudent delivered in language that is both eloquent and inclusive and sought after for decades by tabloids, TV stations, tablet content makers who know they won’t just get a soundbite, but valuable insight. That sharing of intelligence blended with elegant humour saw him being appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 New Years Honours for services to financial services.

Buik’s bio is extensive and there’s not enough room on this web page to give his long career the further gongs it deserves, but it includes City Index, Cantor Fitzgerald, BCG Partners and now he is a consultant for the very vigorous Aquis Exchange.

For the past two decades David co-hosted many programmes with TMS’s very own Sarah Lowther.  Together they chewed the fat on The Money Channel’s ‘Daybreak, and Share Radio‘s ‘Morning Money.’

Here they reunite to discuss the investment trends of 2021.

David tells Sarah why he believes interest rates will remain as they are for the next two years across all major economies; and why the investment community doesn’t need to get ‘hysterical’ about the ‘exodus’ of euro-based trading equities which have migrated to Paris and Amsterdam.  He is a firm believer London will continue to prevail as a major financial hub if the Boris administration reverses the May/Hammond era which put the City’s financial services on the back burner.

An unashamed ambassadorial consultant for the increasingly trendy Aquis Exchange, David argues  this organisation has the edge over AIM and main board London Stock Exchange in respect of regulation that is tough, but not onerous and access to retail investors and liquidity.

Pay attention to bitcoin and dogecoin he says with Elon Musk’s apparent ‘obsession’ with the cryptocurrency as good as any buy rating endorsement. And biotechs, AstraZeneca and technology companies are appealing sectors due to their add on value potential as is a trip to Specsavers.

Listen to David speak to Sarah below


If you enjoyed this, you’ll get double delight by following David on his Twitter handle @truemagic68

Look out for more of these interviews with REAL investors over the coming weeks. Simply follow @TMSreach and be first to get the latest news and views on the junior, emerging and major markets.

The author was not remunerated for this interview nor was the guest