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THG Life..not so good

We have felt obliged to comment in the past on the curious beast that is The Hut Group, or THG as it is known, not least because it seems to defy every aspect of corporate governance that any one caring Read more…


What if the next big thing, isn’t?

There is an old line that the Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of Stones and just as the Dot Com crash was not caused by a collapse in the share prices of typewriter companies and fax machine Read more…


Australian Financial Review

For those with a subscription, the link to the latest AFR piece is below. What you thought you knew about investing in China is wrong The reality is that under Xi Jinping, the where and how of investing in China Read more…


George talks his book..

In a rare sighting, George Soros appeared in the Financial Times yesterday warning investors about investing in China. (The link is behind a paywall, but it appears in multiple other places, including here). This was interesting for a number of Read more…


Trojan Horses and Slippery Slopes

An under-rated risk for western economies is that in pushing back against the centralisation of state power under the Health Crisis, voters will unintentionally now allow an even greater grab of power by different parts of the state under the Read more…


A Sustainable Bubble?

We have noted on many occasions the seemingly unstoppable trend towards a ‘green’ takeover of the western economy consistent with a centralisation of the allocation of capital according to the UN sustainability agenda. This risks high volatility and stock specific Read more…


Changing Narratives..

Market Thinking is subtitled ‘making sense of the Narrative’ because markets are as much about the stories we tell ourselves as any of the so called fundamentals. Indeed, the fundamentals we focus on are always the ones that fit the Read more…


ESG – be careful what you wish for

As we noted in Wednesday Wanderer’s Wonderings, one of the biggest differences for markets between a Biden or Trump Presidency is likely to be that the former will embrace the concept of a Green New Deal and by extension ESG Read more…


They have plans for your savings

The quote attributed Winston Churchill about never letting a good crisis go to waste came as he and others were looking to set up the UN after the Second World War and was popularised more recently by Obama’s chief of Read more…


And for your next trick?

Fund Managers are sometimes referred to in the terminology of the philosopher Isaiah Berlin as being either foxes – who know many things – or hedgehogs – who know one big thing. Investors should perhaps be particularly careful when a Read more…