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21
MAY
2018

Learn about Bonds from the True Experts

PIMCO’s New Digital Education Platform for Advisers   I teach finance to professionals but I am no super-expert in Bonds. I trade them but do not sell them. I can’t say I understand them deeply. I was delighted to see this excellent free course for financial experts...
13
MAR
2018

Expectations Lead Reality – Technology Index Makes a New High at Last

We remember the heady days of the .com boom and bubble built on a vision of a future where the world would be driven by technology. The banks and shops on the high street would close. AI would rule. There would be automation everywhere in manufacturing. You would be able to hold...
15
FEB
2018

Past Performance is not an Indicator of Future Success

The phrase “past performance is not an indicator of future success” can be found in the fine print all fund literature. Yet, due to either force of habit or conviction, investors and advisors consider past performance and related metrics to be important factors in fund selection....
15
AUG
2016

Because Analysts Cannot Understand the Market Does Not Mean it is Not a Market

Financial Times 15/8/16 - The bizarre nature of market signals has barely started. The words of Bachman Turner Overdrive spring to mind: ‘You ain’t seen nothin’ yet’. This is an Alice in Wonderland market where nothing is how it seems. Indeed we are falling foul...
14
AUG
2016
Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway Style Drift Taking Its Toll

I use the market’s love affair with Warren Buffett to illustration our need for someone like that to exist in my Behavioural Finance talks. Our fawning is so extreme that it is almost heresy to question the ‘data’. But the data, plain before our eyes, does not...
11
JUL
2016

Trevor Neil Joins Bentley Reid’s International Investment Committee

Bentley Reid, the independently owned wealth management firm that looks after the Financial affairs of Wealthy individuals and the families has invited Trevor Neil to join their Investment Advisory Committee.  See Bentley Reid International Advisory Committee The Bentley Reid...