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Global and Proud

Global and Proud

Home bias refers to the tendency for investors to cluster their holdings in domestic markets.This has been well documented in the literature and although not fully understood, the reasons for this behaviour are believed to be explained through a combination of...

Hanging on to (Small) Value

Hanging on to (Small) Value

As the great Yogi Berra once said, "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is"In theory, value investing is easy. In practice, it isn't.  The idea of earning ‘value premium’ by buying cheap companies whose price sits below...

How much do you like paperwork?

How much do you like paperwork?

Not a lot? Avoid it if you can? What about your clients...?Let's be honest, people just want to invest their money simply and easily. So long as everything is recorded, why the need to sign umpteen forms and why oh why, do we still need 'wet' signatures? Think of the...

But what if we’re wrong?

But what if we’re wrong?

“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.”  Winston Churchill I am on record for expressing absolute confidence in our collective ability as the human race to overcome the gravest challenges we face - this time, it’s a global pandemic....

Facing the bear market of 2020

Facing the bear market of 2020

As the world grapples with a global pandemic, our country and our world face a difficult time.There is a tonne of commentary on Covid-19, mainly from non-experts who haven't got the foggiest idea what they're talking about. So I won't add to that drivel. I have no...

Betafolio: Return of the Decade

Betafolio: Return of the Decade

Cast your mind back 10 years ago. Do you remember where you were in January 2010?I remember it well.  I’d just got married, bought half-a-house, and then boom, I got fired. Suddenly, I was a broke-ass 27 year old, in debt up to my eyeballs. The future had never looked...