It is often said that the most dangerous words in investment are “This time it’s different”. Indeed, long-term economic and market cycles, the principle of mean reversion and the generally accepted tenet that, while history doesn’t necessarily repeat itself, it certainly rhymes, are all central to the philosophy of most asset managers. I can vividly
The Ripple Effect Peter Geikie-Cobb of MitonOptimal UK discusses the ripple effect on the markets with Lindsay Williams, on Cape Town’s Fine Business Radio show. (July 9, 2018) [Source: FMR101.3 – Lindsay Williams – July 9, 2018] The show’s host, Lindsay Williams ([email protected]), presents individual features that are aimed to broaden the target audience
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