Whichever way you voted, it is hard not to be dismayed by the shambles that is Brexit, concocted by all sides. In the event any deal agreed gets voted down in Parliament, or there is no deal, there is a material chance the government could fall. One or both of these events would come with […]
For investors, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the relentless stream of news about markets. Being bombarded with data and headlines presented as impactful to your financial well-being can evoke strong emotional responses from even the most experienced investors. Headlines from the ”lost decade”¹ can help illustrate several periods that may have led […]
During this week’s global stockmarket volatility, as in 2017, we were again reminded of the importance of following an investment approach based on discipline and diversification vs. prediction and timing. As we leave the new year and venture into 2018, we can look at several examples during 2017 that provide perspective on what guidance investors […]
The US election: the one thing we can be sure about is uncertainty We are somewhat loathe to put out yet another piece about what might happen in the markets as it risks focusing long-term, sensible investors’ minds on short-term events. The referendum on Scottish independence, Grexit, China’s slowdown and most recently Brexit, have come […]
Andy Haldane, the Chief Economist at the Bank of England, complained recently that he did not understand pensions and then, as if to prove the point, went on to suggest that property might provide a better return than pension investment.