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The Disposition Effect

19 Nov 2018

The ‘disposition effect’ has been described as ‘One of the most robust facts about the trading of individual investors’ (Barberis & Xiong).  Professor Hersh Shefrin (Santa Clara University, USA) describes the effect as ‘a predisposition toward get-evenitis’.


Three Pillars Investing: Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude

7 Nov 2018

One’s attitude towards investing is likely to be heavily influenced by age.

While not a hard and fast rule, young investors are more likely to take greater risks than older investors; the rationale being that, if things go sour, younger investors have more time to ‘get things right’.

Well, yes, though not always.

13 things Australian investors can learn from overseas

2 Nov 2018
13 things Australian investors can learn from overseas

Many things affect the Australian stock market, including the state of the national economy, corporate profits, government policy (including corporate tax rates and interest rates) and business and investor confidence.

Three Pillars Investing: Attitude, Aptitude, Altitude

31 Oct 2018

Let's start with an immutable fact: the best investment any person can make is the one they make in themselves. 

Investment & Economic Review October 2018

18 Oct 2018

A notable economic feature of late is the inexorable rise in US interest rates, and its consequential effect on rates elsewhere, and market valuations. Equally notable is the escalation of trade disputes, most particularly between the United States and China. This shift towards greater protectionism by the United States could, if not mitigated, trigger more dramatic retaliatory actions, possibly including currency devaluations, and stands as a primary market risk as we look to the remainder of 2018 and into 2019.

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