An old market adage often referred to as ‘The Halloween Indicator’ urges investors to “Sell in May and go away”. Many academic studies have successfully demonstrated that, while in the past, lower trading volumes over the summer months may have led to stagnant markets, in today’s multi-asset, globally connected investment universe, this seasonal strategy is
Roeloff Horne appears on the FMR101.3 Fine Business Radio Show with Lindsay Williams (April 306, 2018) to discuss the markets and the importance of learning to cut through the chatter to get to the whole picture, before making investment decisions, as well as trying to understand your sources of information in an age where we
“Trade wars are good and easy to win” (Donald Trump, March 2nd, 2018) In 2009, in an effort to slow the growth in imports that the United Steelworkers’ union blamed for thousands of American job losses, President Obama approved a near nine-fold increase, from 4% to 35%, in the US’s tariff on Chinese-manufactured car tyres.
I recently returned from an investment forum hosted in London, at which various fund managers and investment professionals presented on technology and innovation as a disruptor within industries and economies. One presentation was of particular interest, not least because it combines two themes we have implemented within our private client models: technology and India. We
In what many consider will the last of his budget presentations, South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, who is accused of state capture and rumoured to be one of the cabinet ministers who will soon lose his job, presented a surprising and far better than expected budget. Within that budget, he increased Value Added Tax
Looking back at last week’s long-expected correction (remember trees don’t grow to the sky, much like, markets don’t go up in a straight line forever!), I suspect there are a number of inexperienced market participants who have not only had their egos dented, but also likely to have suffered long-lasting damage to both their capital