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Cash is still king and trouble in store for the Russian economy

Last week I mused about why so many perfectly rational economic actors like to irrationally keep their wealth in cash. It may yield next to zero, but cash isn’t a traditional ‘investment asset class’ – it’s a bundle of options… Continue reading →

Monday Macro – The Dash for trash, slowing dividends growth and watching the Feb PMIs

So far, we’ve had a strong start to 2019, with the MSCI World up 11% from its lows and +6.3% year-to-date. According to Andrew Lapthorne over at SocGen a “remarkable 87% of all MSCI World stocks are up to year-to-date;… Continue reading →

Updated 2019 Watchlist

Here’s my 2019 individual stock watchlist for anyone who’s interested. Tristar Resources. I was an avid buyer at around 25p but the price has shot up today after news that it might not need to raise extra equity finance. My… Continue reading →

Thinking about ETFs, indices and how to pick the right fund

Apologies but I’m still stuck in my post-Boglephase, this time with a focus on ETFs. Jack Bogle famously disliked ETFs of course, thinking that they ended up being much too tactical. He worried that they encouraged short term thinking and allowed… Continue reading →

The real legacy of Jack Bogle – Why we need more mutuals

I had the great fortune to once interview Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard. He was effortlessly charming, the classic patrician with revolutionary zeal. On a side note, I also thought he was the classic Lost Republican – an old school… Continue reading →

Monday Macro – Why I think many UK equities are cheap

I tend to stay away from all things Brexit related but I would observe that UK focussed equities are getting hammered by the all (in my view, misguided) talk about extreme Brexit outcomes. Gary Channon, fund manager Phoenix and Aurora… Continue reading →

Why cash really is king plus more Investment Portfolio updates

Why so many “savers” ignore interest rates Quite rightly quantitative easing and the “lower rates, longer” financial model is subject to intense debate, with many pointing out that it has resulted in inflated asset prices. But critics of QE also… Continue reading →

More investment ideas for 2019

I’m still on the prowl for good investment/trading ideas for the New Year and three caught my eye this week. Two are bullish (from Liberum and Killik and Co), one more bearish. First up is the new Alternatives Portfolio from… Continue reading →

Reasons to be Bullish Part two

Global equity markets continued their positive start to 2019 last week, with a 2.8% rise in the MSCI Developed World Index and a 3.7% rise in Emerging Markets. Intriguingly Andrew Lapthorne over at SocGen reports that among the strongest sector… Continue reading →

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