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President-Elect Trump: The view from Europe

‘Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?’ – Robert Orben   Political watching from a European time zone in 2016 has all been about the hour from 2am to 3am (London time). In late June, consensus expectations of a Brexit referendum ‘remain’ […]

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Brexit update September 2016

The cataclysmic failure of everything was forecast by David Cameron, George Osborne and the ‘big beasts’ in Remain and has not happened. The Electoral Reform Society in a recent report found that Project Fear may have had the opposite to the desired effect.

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Should you sell now, August 2016?

The headline in a recent post published on FE Trustnet was: ”Advisers positioned for a mass sell-off – should you do the same?” The short answer is “No!” and this post presents some evidence. FE Trustnet describes itself as: “the UK’s most comprehensive free source of online investment data, analysis, research and news.”

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The Delusion of Objectivity We see what we want to see!

Tim Harford is the ‘undercover economist’ who writes a column in the FT Weekend Magazine most weeks. He recently wrote about the “Delusions of objectivity” and the sort of situation whereby an analyst highlights the positive nature for an investment trust of a price at a discount to Net Asset Value (NAV) whilst over-looking the […]

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