It seems an awful long time ago, but when I would go to football training as a kid, I’d fret about what kit to wear, not wanting to stand out. My Dad would say to me “don’t worry about what everyone else is wearing, you’re there to do a job, it’s not a fashion show”.
The latest TLA (three letter acronym) rolling off asset managers’ tongues at every conference is ESG. Every manager claims to espouse the principles of ESG in their fundamental research process and when pressed for a sound bite to quote their adoption of ESG, one is offered a suspiciously similar paragraph from each manager that one
Looking into 2019 and attempting to make sense of the year ahead, I am reminded of the old expression that economists exist to make weathermen look good! With that in mind, and the fact that almost no investment strategists called the events of 2018 (except for the perma-bears, but as they say even a stopped
In a recent Weekly Comment entitled ‘The Big Picture US Interest Rate Debate ’ penned by Scott Campbell (no relation to your modest scribe), the article underlined that we are in the early stages of a multi-year period of rising US interest rates. What wasn’t touched on, however, is the divergence in monetary policy currently
Every time one opens the financial press, one is faced with the debate between “active” investing and “passive” investing and, particularly these days, how investor flows have been flooding out of active investing and into passive. Active investing is easy to define. It is the style of an investment manager to take active bets away
As we have been presenting and debating for over 20 years, the big picture discussion over US inflation / disinflation / deflation and then inflation again is clearly shown on any long-term chart of the US Bond Yield. The last time we had US 10 year interest rates at a cyclical low of around 2% was