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One world, two ‘realities’

The growth of AI in both financial markets and society as a whole is skewing our behaviour towards ‘left brain’ characteristics of transactions, data and goal seeking and away from right brain characteristics of analysis, interpretation and context. Computers need Read more…


Red Glasses Award

Back in the 1990s a colleague used to pronounce on the annual “Red Glasses Award’ designed to highlight the most egregious examples of rent extraction from gullible management teams for corporate ‘rebranding’. Our favourite back then was the 1989 multi Read more…


Holiday Reading

Took an old favourite off the shelves…


Warden Hodges is running the narrative

In a previous post back in May, we highlighted how the UK response to Covid resembled nothing so much as an episode of Dads Army: with the scientists at Imperial College playing the role of Private Frazer (“We’re all doomed”), Read more…


Logical Fallacies, Behavioural Finance and Covid-19

Our whole approach to Market-Thinking is based around the psychological behaviour of markets and trying to make sense and anticipate the behaviours of our three key ‘tribes’ – traders, asset allocators and long term investors. Much of the analysis we Read more…