Latest equities thinking
Don’t follow the herd: taking advantage of behavioural biases
24 Aug 2017
The behavioural biases of investors offer opportunities to outperform so long as you avoid falling into the same traps, argues, Giles Parkinson.
Emerging market investors should beware China’s credit cycle
27 Jul 2017
There are signs China’s credit cycle has begun to turn, with big implications for other emerging markets, writes Will Ballard.
Emerging market reformers: hope or hype?
25 Jul 2017
Emerging market investors welcome leaders who promise reform – but those promises are not always kept, writes Ed Wiltshire.
Amazon: how big can it get?
13 Jul 2017
Amazon surprised the market with its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods, but as the company extends its reach into new sectors, will antitrust regulators begin to scrutinise its activities more closely?
European equities: this time could be different
8 Jun 2017
European equities, weighed down by political concerns, have appeared undervalued for a year. However, with political risk fading and the euro zone economy simultaneously strengthening, that could be set to change.
Equities: taking the long view
12 Apr 2017
The stock market is frequently, sometimes justifiably, seen as the epitome of short-termism. There are plenty of instances where the opposite is true, although accurately assessing companies’ long-term prospects is not straightforward, writes Giles Parkinson.
The Amazon effect
10 Nov 2016
The rise of Amazon.com has forced traditional retailers to adapt their business models. But who will be the winners – and losers – in the battle with e-commerce?
Technology: the big disruptor
9 Nov 2016
Identifying companies set to benefit from technological change will be a major driver of future investment returns. Avoiding the losers will be just as important.
Equity investors should consider the duration of their portfolios
11 Oct 2016
The difficulty in developing a model that accurately predicts equity duration means few managers pay much attention to the concept. And yet, just because it’s a tricky task, doesn’t mean it should be ignored.
The great digital detox
From Russian hackers interfering in foreign elections to high-profile corporate breaches, people are waking up to some harsh realities around data. We look at what the European call for a ‘Magna Carta’ for data has led to, and explore the investment implications of the growing scrutiny over data privacy.
Shares boosted by Korea talks
While interest rates appear to be on a gradual upward trajectory in much of the world, UK financial markets were forced to scale back expectations of tighter monetary policy as softer domestic economic data appeared to give the Bank of England pause for thought.