Articles of Interest

Seven Day News Diet PDF  The Seven-Day News Diet
The financial media have been consumed by the issue of ultra-fast, computer-driven trading and what it might mean for ordinary investors. But arguably it is people’s own responses to high-frequency news that do the most harm....Click here to read the full report.



The China Syndrome PDF  The China Syndrome
The recent severe volatility in China’s share markets has raised questions among many investors about the causes of the fall and the wider implications for the global economy and markets. The Shanghai Composite Index—the mainland stock market barometer and one dominated overwhelmingly by retail investors—more than doubled during the year from mid-2014, only to lose more than 30% of its value between mid-June and mid-July. ...Click here to read the full report.


Volatility is Back and so is the Noise PDF  "Volatility Is Back and So Is The Noise."
Are you distracted? What does the dog in Aesop's fable have to do with the markets? Sheldon McFarland's illustration is a great reminder of what can happen when we get distracted by "noise" in the markets. ...Click here to read the full report.