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...
Parsing Media’s Market Metaphors

Parsing Media’s Market Metaphors

Markets. Financial media often talk of them as if they are people. Sometimes markets fear things. Other times, they cheer. Pundits also claim they can ignore and underestimate risks. Sometimes they are supposedly complacent. Other times, we read they are simply...
An Investing Lesson From Amazon’s Recent Milestone

An Investing Lesson From Amazon’s Recent Milestone

Fisher Investments UK doesn’t make buy/sell/hold recommendations on individual securities. The discussion of individual securities herein is meant to illustrate a broader point about investing generally. A few weeks ago, online retailer Amazon became the second...