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Chris Dillow

A loopy world The biggest thing we have to fear from China's crash is the possibility that positive feedback effects can magnify crashes and downturns ...

25 August 2015

Chris Dillow

About Chris Dillow

Incisive economic commentary plus thoughts on investor behaviour

Recent articles

  1. House prices & string quartets

    28 August 2015

    The tendency for house prices to rise over time might be due to more than easy credit and tight planning laws.

    The relative cost of houses has risen over time for the same reason that school fees have done so.

  2. It's a gamble

    28 August 2015

    Share prices depend in part upon our willingness to gamble.

    It's a commonplace that day-to-day variations in share prices are due to changes in appetite for risk. The same might be true of much longer-term swings.

  3. Biased to bubbles

    28 August 2015

    A number of cognitive biases combine to cause us to pay too much for "growth" stocks.

    In investing, it is not good enough to be right. You have to be right at the right time - which is much harder.

  4. Deflation looms

    Deflation looms

    27 August 2015

    A global economic slowdown could push western economies back into deflation

    The reality is that demand is short around the world

  5. Next week's economics: Aug 31 - Sep 4

    25 August 2015

    Manufacturing output is growing slowly across the western world, next week's figures could show

    Weak global growth and a lack of monetizable opportunities might be holding back capital spending

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