The GameStop Stock Saga

The GameStop Stock Saga

The ongoing GameStop stock trading saga has caused chaos on Wall Street – but it has also positively highlighted how open financial markets are becoming today. When hedge funds bet against the GameStop share price in recent weeks, they didn’t bargain on day...
2021 Investment Outlook

2021 Investment Outlook

Central banks first introduced low interest rates following the 2008 global financial crisis. They have remained in place due to stubbornly weak economic growth and low inflation. As base rates have moved closer to zero, the likelihood of widespread negative interest...
What is the Iceberg Illusion in Financial Markets?

What is the Iceberg Illusion in Financial Markets?

Usage: The Iceberg Illusion is a deception in which only a small perceptible part of a much larger problem is visible (the tip of the Iceberg); the remaining 90% of the iceberg lies hidden under water as an ongoing threat to passing ships. Iceberg  /ʌɪsbəːɡ/ –...
The Perils of Investing in a Fully-Valued Market

The Perils of Investing in a Fully-Valued Market

The Perils of Investing in a Fully-Valued Market How less-correlated assets can re-balance your portfolio  As we begin the New Year of the Rat, one prediction is easy to make: investors are unlikely to match the double digit returns of the last 12 months, when...