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A fresh look at the small cap effect

The idea of a premium for investing in smaller companies has been around since at least the early 1980s. The common view is that small companies tend to be riskier [...]
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The unpredictable economy

Ten years ago, the French bank BNP Paribas froze three of their funds, thus marking the beginnings of a credit crunch that ultimately led to the Great Recession.
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Immortality

After a busy week for economic data, we are again left arguing that the prospects for the world economy look well founded.
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Lessons in giving: Summer reading

It’s the time of year when many newspapers; magazines and book shops produce their ‘Summer Reading List’.
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Goldilocks won’t leave?

The US election prompted many in the market to dramatically reassess their inflation expectations. Large chunks of President Trump’s legislative agenda were deemed inflationary [...]
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New Economy 2.0

Shares in the technology sector have soared in the first half of the year, up some 24%. Comparisons with the 2000 tech bubble are multiplying amongst nervous commentators.
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