20
Nov

If only I had a second chance

No matter our age, most of us would probably look back on some aspects of our lives and say to ourselves: "If only I could do that again; if only I had a second chance".
14
Nov

Are we in another 1990s tech bubble?

A quick look at the valuations of the so called FAANMG group of stocks – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft and Google – and it certainly feels like it we’re in a tech stocks bubble a-la the late 1990s.
14
Nov

4 steps to help protect portfolios against political risk

When Australia’s High Court ruled deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce ineligible to sit in Parliament because of his dual New Zealand citizenship, the decision briefly sent tremors through equity and currency markets. It was a clear reminder that political risk matters to markets.
10
Nov

How to explain our irrational behaviours

Nobel prize-winning economists do not usually have a lot to say to everyday investors. This year is different. Professor Richard Thaler won the Nobel memorial prize for economics for his work in behavioural economics. In short, he won for the understanding he has brought to the way 'real' people think and react when making financial decisions.
10
Nov

Behavioural finance: why is it so relevant in the field of investing?

Tom Stevenson, Investment Director I was delighted that Richard Thaler was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics last week. Thanks to the work of Thaler and other giants in the field of behavioural economics like Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, it is increasingly accepted that ‘homo economicus’, the rational agent always seeking economic advantage, does not exist.

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