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Month: June 2021

Zero Trust..the need for Cyber Security

The latest piece for Citiwire was delayed, but is now up at the following link. A fuller piece on the subject will appear in the blog next week as usual. https://citywireselector.com/news/the-market-thinker-cyber-security-themes-you-need-in-your-portfolios/a1523514?ref=citywire-global-latest-news-list


Front Running

The Bond market is trying to front run the Fed (as usual), while traders trying to front run China are finding a more determined adversary. As we used to see with FX markets, monetary authorities will intervene to push markets Read more…


Energy Thematics

The second CitiWire piece on Thematic investing is from two weeks ago and was about Investing in Energy, not just the fashionable Clean Energy Sector, but also the old fashioned stuff needed to keep the economy moving. Naturally we made Read more…


Those Green Jobs…Bastiat had it right

One of the mantras from Politicians of all persuasions about the Build Back Better campaign is that in addition to ‘saving the planet’ it is going to provide ‘thousands of Green Jobs’. Without wishing to sound churlish, a job is Read more…


Where are the Customers’ jets?

We have been talking about Private Equity since the early days of this blog, but more recently here and here, where we asked an update to the famous Fred Schwed question “Where are all the (Private Equity) Customers’ Private jets? Read more…


Market Thinking June

While there was an initial attempt at Sell in May and Go Away, as far as equities were concerned the selling by leveraged retail traders was largely countered by buying on the dips for quality stocks from longer term investors. Read more…


A NICE future for Uranium

With the G7 meeting in the UK coming up next week with a focus entirely on ‘Carbon’ and politicians everywhere seeking to out-compete one another to be ‘greener than thou’ it is probably no coincidence that this week, Bill Gates Read more…


Why Savings are like Autos

I am delighted to be working with Lawrence Lever and his team over at CityWire in a series of fortnightly pieces on Thematic Investing under the moniker of Market Thinker (a bit of nominative determinism there). The following is by Read more…