Category Archives: Behavioural Finance

lab rat

The Japan lab rat is missing foreign fund flows…

The world’s most extreme financial experimental lab rat, Japan, is experiencing a high degree of scepticism from foreign investors. Foreign flows this year into Japan’s equity markets are down 94% from 2013.

December 30th, 2014 by

Behavioural Finance

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denial

TESCO: Denial is not an investment strategy….

In numerous meetings in recent weeks the likes of Tesco and adidas came up in discussion. Both have hurt investors hard in recent times and are an interesting insight into investor behaviour….   

September 5th, 2014 by

Behavioural Finance

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complacent?

Brokers bemoan low volatility but not risk, oh really?

The drum beat of financial headlines and broker results would persuade casual observers of extremely low volatility in equities markets. Last week was a bit livelier but low volatility is no excuse for complacency.

July 14th, 2014 by

Behavioural Finance

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bears play

Nervous market; corporate earnings, not so much….

Markets were pretty weak last week which was an odd way to greet some seriously strong US employment figures. It’s not just jobs, we were struck by recent US earnings expectation trends….

July 14th, 2014 by

Behavioural Finance, Editorial

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turkey thoughts

Twitter, Turkey and Taper in the context of confidence….

While many digest turkey leftovers the other Turkey has witnessed a mini-implosion of its ministerial cabinet. No matter, markets continue to hit new highs and show there is just no substitute for confidence.

December 27th, 2013 by

Behavioural Finance

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trading activity

‘Safe’ portfolio carnage and window dressing activity…

The chatter from dealing desks is that activity is still pretty brisk despite holidays approaching. We did wonder what could be driving activity and then we saw this delightful cheeky tweet….

December 10th, 2013 by

Behavioural Finance

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cnbc netflix

Compare Netflix optimism with investor apathy…

Netflix is hitting all-time highs today which would suggest that investors are prepared to discount a pretty decent future for video streaming. However, overall investor interest in the equities markets looks to be tapped out.

September 10th, 2013 by

Behavioural Finance

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germanbeach

Germany bathes in cheer as China tops the macro risk list!

Only a few days ago we listed 6 macro threats to a relaxing time on the beach for investors. BOA/Merrill Lynch have just published their July investor survey and, by a street China topped the fear list.

July 17th, 2013 by

Behavioural Finance

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chinaexport

China: When it’s bad data it’s good Dax?

The latest China trade data is pretty miserable with both imports and exports registering negative growth for June. How do the IMF feel now about their just downgraded GDP growth forecast of 7.7%?

July 10th, 2013 by

Behavioural Finance

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winnerlion

All asset classes pounded but there was one huge winner!

Yesterday was ugly across the asset class universe bar the liquidity haven of the US dollar. However, there was one other huge winner which we highlighted on June 13th.

June 21st, 2013 by

Behavioural Finance

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