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Chris Dillow

Investing against incompetence We underestimate the extent of incompetence. This has important investment implications ...

29 September 2016

Chris Dillow

About Chris Dillow

Incisive economic commentary plus thoughts on investor behaviour

Recent articles

  1. On early retirement

    On early retirement

    29 September 2016

    Conventional financial advice is little help in making one of our biggest financial decisions: when to retire?

    Deliberation, which those who begin it by prudence and continue it with subtlety, must, after long expense of thought, conclude by chance.

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

    29 September 2016

    Next week's numbers could show a continued bounceback after the shock of June's referendum result, but also slow growth overseas

    Brexit-related uncertainty is not the only problem we face. It's also the case that overseas economies are struggling to grow

  3. Uses of macroeconomics

    29 September 2016

    Despite the criticisms and failings of macroeconomics, some aspects of the subject are useful for investors

    'The man who'd invested in bonds when Larry Summers recoined the phrase "secular stagnation" in 2013 would have done better than the one who invested on the basis of talk of a bond bubble'

  4. It's too soon to talk about the impact of Brexit

    It's too soon to talk about the impact of Brexit

    22 September 2016

    The UK economy is doing better than economists expected a few weeks ago. This doesn't mean they were wrong to warn about Brexit

    There's a big distinction between a good theory and precise quantification of that theory

  5. Not learning

    22 September 2016

    Stock markets are not as quick to eliminate profit opportunities as economic theory predicts they should be.

    Outside the US market, anomalies remained profitable even after academics had announced their discovery.

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