Understanding how the mind views investing in the markets

Welcome to investing psychology 101. No matter how experienced an investor you are, the human brain is wired to have certain tendencies that influence our judgement. Although it seems that these inclinations are deep rooted in our intrinsic nature, there are things you can do to identify, suppress and control them, in order to develop […]

Exciting stocks to watch in 2023

It’s always prudent to keep an eye on the stock market and continuously look for new potential investments. Whether it’s investing in penny stocks, emerging markets, or clean energy – knowing the right stocks to watch can be a boost to your portfolio. With the dawn of the new year just broken, there could hardly […]

Five Moments That Shocked World Markets in 2022

It’s that time of year when everybody asks, “is it that time already?”. And that time is one of new beginnings, resolutions and ventures. Many will be glad to see the back of 2022, writers especially, having exhausted all available adjectives to adequately describe just how tempestuous a time it has been. So, as we […]

Is now a good time to invest in clean energy?

Rishi Sunak has pledged to make the UK a green energy superpower. The Prime Minister set out his ambitious plans in advance of his attendance at Egypt’s COP27 last month. He redoubled his commitment to accelerating Britain’s energy transition, telling the climate delegation that “We need to move further and faster to transition to renewable […]

What can we expect from financial markets in 2023?

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If somebody claims to be able to predict the future – don’t believe them. From Britain to Beijing, turbulent geopolitics and market forces conspire to make uncertainty the only thing we can count on. But our window into the future is not totally oblique, to borrow a phrase from Donald Rumsfeld:  “There are known knowns; […]

Has China’s economic growth peaked?

Shanghai City, China

Keen China spotters will this week have been surprised by the government’s postponement of its growth figures for the Chinese economy. Scheduled for publication on the 18th of October, third-quarter GDP data has been delayed indefinitely, as rumors of a financial crisis circulate. The unusual move follows disappointing year-on-year growth of 0.4% in the second […]

How Bad is the Pension Crisis?

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The government’s mini-budget of September 23rd spooked the market. Pension funds were forced to sell gilts to cover a liquidity crunch, as their capacity to match their asset and liquid value collapsed in the face of high-interest rates and bond yields. With the author of that crisis (Kwasi Kwarteng) now sacked, and Jeremy Hunt assuming […]

How to Invest in Mutual Funds

Mutual Funds

Mutual Funds are a type of financial vehicle which is expertly managed by a fund manager who decides where and when to invest your money on your behalf.