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Chris Dillow

Too big to succeed Tesco's troubles remind us that investors often under-estimate the power of diseconomies of scale. ...

21 July 2014

Chris Dillow

About Chris Dillow

Incisive economic commentary plus thoughts on investor behaviour

Recent articles

  1. Lending blow to growth hopes

    31 July 2014

    Firms are still paying off debt. This dampens hopes of a big upturn in capital spernding.

    If firms invest simply because they have the cash, the spending might not prove very profitable.

  2. Next week's economics: 4-8 Aug

    30 July 2014

    The Bank of England is expected to leave interest rates unchanged next week, partly because of concerns about the eurozone economy

    'US productivity growth seems to have slowed. This would be consistent with a slowdown in the US's potential growth rate because of a mix of secular stagnation and the effects of the financial crisis'

  3. Yield worries

    30 July 2014

    Low US bond yields could become very worrying for equity investors

    'What should worry equity investors is not a sell-off of bonds but the lack of one'

  4. Pay attention!

    30 July 2014

    Investors sometimes buy stocks because they attract attention, rather than because they have good prospects. This is an expensive error

    'Investors trade more in shares whose names begin with an earlier letter of the alphabet and more in shares whose ticker symbol is a memorable word'

  5. The QE threat

    29 July 2014

    The fact that everyone knows the Fed will soon stop quantitative easing does not mean that share prices are discounting this prospect

    'Financial markets are like a game of chicken. The winner is not the man who does the safe thing, but the one who swerves only at the very last minute'

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