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Living with volatility

07 February 2018

The recent plunge in global equity markets appears to be primarily a sign that the market is blowing off the excessive optimism built up in recent months on the back of signs of an ever-strengthening global economy and, in particular, the boost to US earnings following congressional approval of a major package of tax reforms.

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INVESTMENTS THAT PAY

02 November 2017

Do dividends matter? While very conservative investors have long been attracted to low-risk stocks that offer the regular distribution of a portion of the company’s earnings, such shares have largely fallen out of favor.

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Europe's gray market

28 September 2017

Europe’s greatest long-term challenge is not economic but, rather, demographic. By 2060, some 28% of the EU’s population will be 65 or over, compared to just 18% today.

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Behind the curve

26 June 2017

Compared to most economic theories, the so-called “Phillips Curve” couldn’t be simpler. Developed by the New Zealand economist William Phillips, it argues that there is an inverse relationship between unemployment and inflation: when one goes up, the other should come down.

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No place like home

06 March 2017