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...
Why Reinvestment Risk Matters for Fixed Interest Investors

Why Reinvestment Risk Matters for Fixed Interest Investors

In our regular survey of financial articles, we often see commentary describing equities as risky and fixed interest as “safe”—a trend we find disheartening. Whilst debt issued by stable countries like the UK, US, Germany, France, Holland, Japan and others might have...
Productivity Doesn’t Drive the Economy or Markets

Productivity Doesn’t Drive the Economy or Markets

Economists consider productivity—the economy’s output per each hour worked—a key ingredient in rising living standards. In our regular survey of news media, many—including at the Bank of Englandi —view productivity’s slow growth as a national scourge, limiting the...