Our politicians will do well to remember that economics drives politics and not the other way around, unless of course you are a dictatorship. Just ask Marie Antoinette what happens when you run out of bread or was it cake….
The most important factor in successful investment is your behaviour and it’s the hardest thing to manage, because it is usually driven by irrational thinking and the failure to learn from past mistakes. No matter how much evidence is provided
Why does nobody believe the published inflation rate? I will attempt to answer this question by explaining how inflation is calculated. The inflation rate refers to the annual average rate of increase in prices represented by a basket
At the risk of committing career suicide I would like to admit the following. I have no idea the affect Trump will have on our share market over the next few months……I can hear the response “What! You don’t know.
I vividly recall attending an investor feedback session with a hotshot offshore manager whose fund had performed terribly. After taking some criticism from the hostile audience he totally lost it, raising his voice he stated that “it was only numbers”.
With the US stock market now entering its 9th year in a bull market phase, it’s probably a good idea to reflect on some old age wisdom, which is nicely explained in the following quote; Bull markets are born on
“Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy” Warren Buffett The big financial institutions have just released their economic forecasts for 2018 and what do you know they are extremely bullish with a consensus view of
For this week’s article I am going to ask you to pretend you are living in a make-believe world, which shouldn’t be too hard, just follow our supreme leaders example by living in denial until you believe your own lies;
A bias is defined as; “Not logical or reasonable” “…tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment”. Recency Bias refers to our expectation for future returns based on
Why all the fuss over the recent cabinet reshuffle and the firing of Pravin Gordhan (PG) as Minister of Finance. Quite simply the treasury has been “captured”; the next institution under threat would be the Reserve Bank and then the