Tom Stevenson

2018: A balancing act

Most of the time investors don’t need to think too much about market timing or asset allocation. The long-term trajectory of financial markets is up and the only sensible thing to do is to be fully invested and allow the odds to work in your favour. As we enter 2018, however, it doesn’t feel like ‘most of the time’. 

The eye only sees
Tom Stevenson

The eye only sees

As investors, one of our most unhelpful psychological flaws is the desire to seek out information that reinforces our existing beliefs. So how do we avoid the pitfalls?

Behavioural finance: Why is it so relevant in the field of investing?
Tom Stevenson

Behavioural finance: Why is it so relevant in the field of investing?

Many of the mental shortcuts that have evolved over the millennia have helped humans survive and develop but tend to make us bad investors.

Political instability creating investment opportunities?
Tom Stevenson

Political instability creating investment opportunities?

Does politics matter to investors? Read any market report and the answer might seem obvious. 

A good week to be thinking about risk
Tom Stevenson

A good week to be thinking about risk

This is a good week to be thinking about risk. None of us will forget this day 16 years ago when the twin towers were brought down. 

Are the markets running on borrowed time?
Tom Stevenson

Are the markets running on borrowed time?

10 market peak signals - are alarm bells ringing? 

History. Will it repeat or rhyme?
Tom Stevenson

History. Will it repeat or rhyme?

Last week NASDAQ passed 6000 for the first time. It is unsurprising that investors should be nervous.

Market slumps and the interest-rate cycle
Tom Stevenson

Market slumps and the interest-rate cycle

It's a complex relationship.

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