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Chris Dillow

Fear itself Investors are too scared of losing money ...

10 July 2014

Chris Dillow

About Chris Dillow

Incisive economic commentary plus thoughts on investor behaviour

Recent articles

  1. The case for looking abroad

    23 July 2014

    Ignore the numbers - there is a strong case for investing overseas

    'For investors with years of labour income ahead of them, a big position in UK equities amounts to putting all their eggs into the same basket - the UK economy. This is obviously risky.'

  2. Too big to succeed

    21 July 2014

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

    investors under-estimate the barriers to growth imposed by diseconomies of scale.

  3. Wage trouble for savers

    17 July 2014

    Low wage inflation could keep interest rates down for some time.

    One in seven of the working age population is unemployed or under-employed.

  4. Led astray

    17 July 2014

    Peer pressure has a bigger influence upon our investment decisions than you might think

    'People in the same postal code tend to invest similarly'

  5. Phew, what a scorcher

    17 July 2014

    The weather has systematic effects upon share prices around the world

    'High temperatures in August are associated with lower stock market returns'

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