The onset of February has heralded the first significant downturns in world stockmarkets since early 2016. Investors have become used to gently rising asset prices and low volatility, so the recent falls may have come as a shock to many. It’s worth repeating...

By delegating the management of your money to a third party (either a fund manager or a discretionary portfolio manager) do not make the mistake of assuming they will be in control of their emotions any more than you are. Do your homework. ...

We’re all familiar with the ‘wisdom of crowds’ theory, but how does this stand up in today’s global social networks? [5 min read] ‘F. Scott Fitzgerald said intelligence is “the ability to hold two opposing ideas in your head at the same time and still retain...

Research has shown that we are twice as sensitive to losses as we are to gains; the fact that we prefer to avoid losses can compromise our objectivity. ...