Behavioural finance



05JAN 2018

How I scored in the investIQ test – and what I learned

Value fund manager Nick Kirrage reveals his results in an investment IQ test designed to help investors understand their biases



03NOV 2017


A few investment tips for you – though not for the Melbourne Cup

Value investing is all about keeping you on the right side of the averages and ensuring you are not caught out by your own emotions


24OCT 2017


The flood of cryptocurrency ICOs are an echo of the dotcom boom

All market extremes are driven by one of two emotions – fear or greed – and it would appear the world of the cryptocurrencies is now firmly in the grip of the latter

17OCT 2017


Lessons in value investing from Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler

The work of Richard Thaler, who has just been awarded the 2017 Nobel prize in economic sciences, offers plenty of food for thought for value investors – including a paper inspired by daytime television

12OCT 2017


How the human instinct to repay hospitality can undermine investors

Tens of thousands of years of evolution mean we instinctively want to reciprocate favours – a largely admirable trait that can be deeply unhelpful when it comes to investing


22SEP 2017


Three alternative top tips for new (and old) investors – Part 1

With many graduates starting new careers in investment, we offer three unusual but important tips investors of all ages and experience should take on board. Here is the first one.


01AUG 2017


Why ‘winter is coming’ for overvalued growth stocks

The immediate prospects of any investment are as uncertain as those of a Game of Thrones character but there is no doubt that, as their valuations rise, even stable businesses can become dangerous to own


21JUL 2017


Federer beat the averages. How often does this happen when investing?

In becoming the oldest Wimbledon champion of the open era, Roger Federer may have confounded the averages – but the thing about averages is they only happen most of the time