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Chris Dillow

A nasty & short retirement Low savings mean many of us will have to work longer and retire later. ...

03 March 2015

Chris Dillow

About Chris Dillow

Incisive economic commentary plus thoughts on investor behaviour

Recent articles

  1. Negative yield threat

    05 March 2015

    Bond yields could become more negative in Europe - which could hurt the economy and reduce yields in the UK and US

    Yields could fall much further into negative territory

  2. Next week's economics: 9-13 March

    04 March 2015

    Global economic growth is picking up, next week's numbers could show

    Lower oil prices should eventually stimulate greater demand for manufacturing products, not least by encouraging capital spending

  3. Currencies and shares

    04 March 2015

    Stock markets often move in the opposite direction from exchange rates - which means you shouldn't buy a market because you think its currency will rise

    Those of us putting our own money on the line should not buy overseas equities merely because we expect a particular currency to rise

  4. House price doubts

    03 March 2015

    House prices are falling despite a strong economy. This might be a warning that affordability matters.

    Those younger people who have been priced out of the market perhaps shouldn’t complain too much: maybe housing is about to become a little more affordable in the next few years.

  5. Commodities as insurance

    26 February 2015

    Commodities should be regarded as a form of insurance against economic risk, rather than as a speculative investment

    Commodities, despite being volatile in their own right, are in fact a safe investment

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