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Cash lies dorm-ANT

There are many Bankers having a rant this morning about the reluctant debutant that is ANT financial. As the world’s largest IPO, it was highly significant and meant to provide a stimulant of hundreds of millions in fees for the Read more…


Holiday Reading

Took an old favourite off the shelves…


It would help if they understood markets

Captain Mainwearing: Private Pike, kindly report back on the situation regarding gas masks for the platoon. Pike: I couldn’t get any Mr Mainwearing Captain Mainwearing. Whyever not boy? I gave you a chit for 17 shillings and told you to Read more…


COVID-19 cases plateauing, markets calming. Value opportunities emerging.

We said that we needed two things to be happening before engaging with markets over the Corona Virus panic. First, we had to see markets themselves begin to stabilise as distressed sellers are flushed out by asset allocators rebalancing portfolios Read more…


Rotations and Trend Changes

The $ has lost momentum, as have the major $ bond indices, all of which have had a tremendous run year to date, suggesting profit taking as year end starts to come on the radar. Also very interesting to note the continued unwind of the momentum over value trade in Equities (click on header for more)


When the bigger fool……is you

In our current upside down world of investment, where bonds are bought for capital gain and equities for income, and where an obsession with low volatility has driven a dangerous rush by institutional investors into ‘alternatives’, such as Private Equity, Read more…