It’s commonly accepted that bad news sells. It’s one reason the media tends to emphasize negative aspects of events rather than positive ones.
Behavioral finance, which studies the effect of psychology on investors and markets, has identified a phenomenon called heuristics.
It’s no secret that emerging countries have the lion’s share of the world’s population. It is less well-known that the productivity of the emerging world is expected to surpass that of developed nations before 2020. (Click on article for important information about risks and benefits).
Working in the industry for over 20 years, I have often seen one common mistake made by investors; chasing last year’s hot dot. Very seldom have I seen someone recommend buying an asset class when it’s down significantly or after the media has pounded the table about poor results. All too often the euphoria of […]
There has been a mixed bag of economic news over the past several months. Some of the news has been challenging, some offers hope. The elephant in the room at present is Europe. As the debt crisis continues without any quick solution, it remains a black cloud over global markets. In the U.S., at least […]