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Chris Dillow

The myth of expertise Fund managers aren't very good at managing their own money. ...

20 October 2014

Chris Dillow

About Chris Dillow

Incisive economic commentary plus thoughts on investor behaviour

Recent articles

  1. When the UK slows

    30 October 2014

    Continued growth in the US could cushion equities from the effects of a UK slowdown. But increased political risk could offset this.

    Economic growth doesn't support shares merely by boosting corporate earnings. It also increases' investors' appetite for risk

  2. Next week's economics: 3-7 Nov

    30 October 2014

    Next week's numbers could show a gentle slowdown in the UK, but continued growth in the US

    Economists have recently been pushing back the date when they expect the first UK rate rise; it is now not expected until the spring

  3. Halloween's effects

    Halloween's effects

    28 October 2014

    Australian experience confirms that investors have seasonal mood swings

    Investing is not a wholly rational process. Like our pagan ancestors, we are prone to seasonal mood swings

  4. In defence of big stocks

    In defence of big stocks

    27 October 2014

    Despite Tesco's troubles, there's still a strong investment case for big stocks.

    returns on big firms, over the long run, are pretty similar to those on smaller ones

  5. Why volatility varies

    24 October 2014

    Big moves in share prices and volatility, even on the basis of little news, can be quite rational

    There is the possibility of a vicious downward spiral of economic stagnation, risk aversion, financial crisis and policy uncertainty

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