What Moves Markets Most May Surprise You

What Moves Markets Most May Surprise You

In our regular review of financial media, we often find headlines speculating over what will affect equity prices. Many treat the relationship between news and market movement as clear cut. For example, a weak economic data report must automatically be “bad” for...
Overlooked Positive Trade Developments

Overlooked Positive Trade Developments

Amid the many negative trade headlines we have seen recently in our survey of media publications, it is perhaps easy to overlook positive trade developments. But several new trade deals are in the works and nearing completion, underscoring what we think is a bullish...
Familiarity Doesn’t Reduce Risk

Familiarity Doesn’t Reduce Risk

In our experience, many investors globally tend to carry huge holdings in companies they are familiar with. Sometimes it is a local company they see on the nightly news. Sometimes it is their employer. Sometimes it is merely a firm from their country. Familiarity...
The Economy Isn’t the Market

The Economy Isn’t the Market

When the economy booms, the equity market zooms, right? This may seem like a logical presumption, and in our review of financial media, we have occasionally seen commentary claiming fast-growing economies present attractive investment opportunities. Yet as we will...
Gold Doesn’t Shine as an Investment for Long-Term Investors

Gold Doesn’t Shine as an Investment for Long-Term Investors

In our daily review of financial media, we often see articles touting investments that allegedly will fare well when equity markets tumble. Gold is common, with many presuming the shiny yellow metal is an insurance policy against falling stocks. With plenty of periods...
A Different Perspective on Political Risk

A Different Perspective on Political Risk

Disclaimer: Our political commentary is non-partisan by design, and political bias can lead to dangerous investing errors, in our view. We prefer no party, politician or ideology and assess political developments solely for their potential market impact. Alongside...