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Chris Dillow

Against 'income stocks' 'Income stocks' comprise very different assets, some of which are attractive and some not. ...

24 May 2016

Chris Dillow

About Chris Dillow

Incisive economic commentary plus thoughts on investor behaviour

Recent articles

  1. High risk, low return

    26 May 2016

    History shows that investors should reduce equity exposure when volatility increases - contrary to the theory that high risk means high return

    Increased volatility can be a sign not of higher future returns but instead of the onset of a bear market, in which any trade-off between risk and return deteriorates

  2. Consumers' warning

    Consumers' warning

    26 May 2016

    Low consumer spending, relative to house prices, points to low economic growth.

    Just as the decentralized price system embodies more knowledge than any central planner can have, so aggregate spending knows more than any centralised forecaster.

  3. Next week's economics: 30 May - 3 June

    26 May 2016

    Next week's figures might show activity picking up in the US, but only weak growth in the UK and eurozone

    The eurozone - like the US and UK - has seen a slowdown in productivity growth

  4. Not timing strategies

    Not timing strategies

    19 May 2016

    Momentum and defensive investing both pay off in the long run, but we shouldn't try to predict precisely when they'll do so

    There are 'factor cycles' analogous to population cycles in biology

  5. Next week's economics: 23-27 May

    19 May 2016

    Next week's numbers could show unbalanced growth in the UK, partly due to weak world trade growth

    There might be fundamental reasons for consumer spending to falter

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