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New addition to Dynamic 35: JPMorgan Russian Securities

Before we delve a little deeper into our new fund for the Dynamic 35, let’s front up the obvious challenges. Russia is not everyone’s cup of tea. Its political elite leaves much to be desired – based on Western liberal… Continue reading →

Monday Macro – The bulls point to earnings growth, bears to tighter liquidity

By and large, I’ve turned more bearish in recent months but it’s completely possible that I’m entirely wrong about my grim warnings. I’ve been scaling back my equities position marginally but if I’m honest I’ve not sold too much –… Continue reading →

Student debt nightmare

I suppose its not unnatural that those of us with children in universities tend to take a close interest in student finance, not least because we are usually the Lender of Last Resort, though I use the term Lender with… Continue reading →

Fund updates: Riverstone on a roll, RTW Ventures and watching VPC

I’ve recently included Riverstone Energy (RSE) in my alternative funds trading list. The shares have ticked up nicely since then, partly off the back of rising energy prices. The other key driver is that the managers are trying a clever… Continue reading →

Some thoughts on hedging vehicles

My column this weekend in the Financial Times – online in the next few days – looks at leveraged trackers as a way of hedging the risk of a big market sell off. My hunch is that the probability of… Continue reading →

Monday Macro – US housebuilders on a roll, food price inflation (?) and China’s property problem in context

Investment newsletter Variant Perception has a blog on what I think is the most counter intuitive subject in investment – the long and winding road to ever higher house prices. The conventional wisdom in the US and the UK is… Continue reading →

Check out the new FFF Foodtech index

Regular readers will know that I’m involved with a sister website called My hunch is that the food and agricultural revolution that is coming our way in the next few decades will be pivotal for stockmarkets, which is why… Continue reading →

Still long uranium, still long biotech fund Arix and still long oil at $100 in 2022

Earlier this year I mentioned Arix Bioscience in my FT column as a cheapish way to buy into the biotech VC space, alongside RTW Ventures and Syncona. Well, Arix has certainly had a few upheavals since then, including a management… Continue reading →

Monday Macro – Inflation again, and why UK consumers are OK

Inflation redux Arguably the biggest debate at the moment is between the inflation hawks who think we’re about to suffer a nasty bout of inflationary surges and the transitory camp who think ‘it’ll all pass’. I’m in the latter camp… Continue reading →

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