Phrases such as ‘disruptive innovation’ or ‘disruptive technology and is now so ubiquitous in a business context it is dangerously close to becoming a cliché.
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Over the last few years, certain pharmaceutical businesses appear to have reached the conclusion their sector spends too much money on researching and developing new drugs.
There's plenty of scope for a lot more pain in China.
Property investors might be growing too relaxed about the risks associated with taking on elevated levels of debt.
Whether looked at through the lens of behavioural finance or after crunching the numbers, IPOs really are something best left to speculators rather than investors.
Do riskier investments lead to higher returns?
How does Forest Gump relate to valueinvesting & the ability to buy stocks & hold on to them?
Global debt levels continue to break new highs.
According to a recent academic study, people’s risk preferences are by no means as stable as is generally thought.
There is clearly a reluctance among the short-sellers of the world to live up to their job description and so almost all investors are currently facing in the same direction.
Short-sellers often come in for criticism from both the media and the wider world of finance, but there's a lot other investors can learn from them.
Keen students of behavioural finance may not be too surprised to learn that, over time, margin debt levels have tended to be at their highest just before markets crash.
According to a Barclays (2012) survey, the average high-net-worth individual has almost 10% of his wealth invested in artworks, antiques, jewellery, fine wines and other luxuries in limited supply.
A recent survey suggests homes on streets that happen to rejoice in what are now considered rude-sounding names, can sell at substantial discounts to identical properties just around the corner.
Do we make our own luck?
The idea of a central bank offering ‘forward guidance’ as an insight into its thinking on policy areas – particularly interest rates – is a relatively new one for the UK.
The recent decision of RBS to split its assets across so-called internal ‘good’ and ‘bad’ banks has generated a huge amount of commentary and coverage, but has anything actually changed at the bank?
A start-up company called Fantex plans to launch a trading exchange of stocks linked to the financial performance of sports stars.
With Twitter preparing to float on the stockmarket next month, plenty of investors have been growing very excited indeed. But should they be?
Investors, next time you hear the phrase "we need to grow" from company management, remember to ask 'why?' and "what is it going to cost you to grow?'.
It's possible that a society of educated people is likely to be more cultured and scientific-minded than one of non-graduates, and this should have positive externalities in the form of better political discourse and higher culture. There is, however, little evidence of this in practice.
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