20 Apr 2018
Academic studies conclude that investors are far from uniformly ‘homo economicus’. Investment behaviour is influenced by compelling factors other than rationality. The example below supports the view that much investment behaviour is emotional.
11 Apr 2018
Last quarter I wrote about unusually low investment market volatility in 2017, and the likelihood that 2018 would not pass so calmly. On cue, a wave of volatility hit at the beginning of February, caused by a tantrum in the US bond market, and has continued since. Clearly, this year will be defined by more frequent ups and downs, so investors should remain wary.
15 Mar 2018
Tulips, South Seas, and Mississippi: short, true tales on three infamous manias in investing history.
26 Feb 2018
One of the most favoured sayings used by wise investors is: ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’. It’s a reliable and prudent notion – and here are good reasons for it....
18 Jan 2018
The Partners of Joseph Palmer & Sons are pleased to announce the following executive changes.
Barry Schebella, who has been with Joseph Palmer & Sons since 1994, is retiring. Barry has worked tirelessly for more than two decades in his capacity of General Manager, and will be surely missed by staff and clients. We wish Barry a very relaxing and long retirement in Adelaide...