Blogs

Is space investment the final frontier?

When I was a boy I used to love watching the weekly Star Trek TV series in the late sixties.  The introduction “Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and...

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Is SPAC the new South Sea Bubble?

So what is a SPAC? A special purpose acquisition company, SPAC, is a “blank-cheque” shell company designed to take companies public without going through the traditional IPO (stock market flotation) process. SPACs allow retail investors to invest in private...

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Why do shares outperform bonds?

I have unashamedly borrowed the following extract from a recent blog by an American blogger called Cullen Roche. Why do certain asset classes perform the way they do? One of the lessons gleaned from long-term studies is that stocks have historically outperformed...

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The new phenomenon that is digital art

When it comes to art I’ve often wondered if I am a philistine. Maybe it goes back to my abysmal performance in Art O Level at grammar school where I achieved a low-grade E for my efforts. Most of the time I just don’t get it. In fact, my lack of appreciation of the...

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Are we entering the new Roaring Twenties?

Investors are often baffled when markets respond to news events in counterintuitive fashion. So bearish news such as the US coming off the gold standard in 1971 was surprisingly followed by a major stock market rally in the US. In part, this apparently paradoxical...

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