The Weekend Starts Here....

The Weekend Starts Here....

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Happy New Year!

This first piece kind of made my head explode 😉. I kept saying to myself ‘No, that can’t be right!’, then Googling it, only to find out (of course) that it was.  The first ‘factoid’ in particular just seems incredible to me. It’s 2020 and you’re in the future [Wait But Why 3 min read – plus extra time for Googling]

“Under any economic, social or political system, individuals, business firms, and organizations in general are subject to lapses from efficient, rational, law-abiding, virtuous, or otherwise functional behaviour.”  Welcome to our world. [Tim Harford 3 min read]

“It’s unrealistic to expect universal agreement on the topics of politics or religion on the internet.” Oh so true. [Josh Brown 3 min read]

Another great long-form piece from one of my favourite bloggers. Avoiding a mistake – not being stupid – helps more than being smart does.  [Bob Seawright 7 min read]

Which countries have the most valuable brand?  (Will be interesting to see how the UK fares in this in the years ahead) [ Visual Capitalist Infographic]

Information scarcity is disappearing. [Seth Godin 1 minute read]

Our clients are all pretty good in respect of this next piece Five Behavioural Resolutions for Investors in 2020 but that last one is always worth repeating [Joe Wiggins 3 min read]

I loved this next one. At Bloomsbury, we only include daily traded assets in our clients’ portfolios, for liquidity reasons, but there’s nevertheless a part of me that wonders whether investors would be better served by NOT having easy access to their invested capital.  The Illiquidity Discount? [Cliff Asness 4 min read]

Eight ways we kid ourselves we’re good at stockpicking [Robin Powell 3 min read]

And finally.  As we embark on a new decade, which economies do forecasters believe will be the biggest by the start of the next one? [Visual Capitalist 2:58 video]

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, I hope it’s a good one.