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Australian Dollar Claws Back Losses after RBA Cut; More Easing on the Cards?

On February 3rd, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points. This was in response to tanking oil prices and the global inflationary downtrend this sparked. The news was somewhat surprising because RBA … Read More

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Statistics that show why we all need to save more

Working in financial services requires you to keep up to speed with the ever changing financial landscape and the many changes that come into play regarding legislation. And so in my quest to remain informed, and whilst studying for yet … Read More

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The Jellybean Trilogy (Part III) – Why most back-tested data is less helpful than it could be

By Ian Kelly In Part I of The Jellybean Trilogy, we looked at the statistical science behind why most new medical research could well mean nothing before, in Part II, extending that line of thinking to the realm of financial … Read More

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Junior ISAs – an alternative to yet another Frozen dress!?

A Junior ISA is simply a savings account you can set up for your child. Think of it as a tax efficient savings pot for your kids. The interest on cash or the capital gains on any investments are free … Read More

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The Jellybean Trilogy (Part II) – Why you should show causation before you seek correlation

In The Jellybean Trilogy (Part I), we highlighted a number of reasons – particularly the increased chance of finding so-called ‘false positives’ – why a leading US professor of health research had concluded most new medical research does not hold … Read More

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The Jellybean Trilogy (Part I) – Why you may not know what you think you know

By Ian Kelly In the first of a new trilogy we look at the statistical science behind why most new medical research could well mean nothing. Clearly when L P Hartley wrote his memorable opening line to The Go-Between – … Read More

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Metric conversion – What would it actually take for UK house prices to rise further?

By Ian Kelly We recently highlighted the unfortunate knack some investors have of misjudging when they move into illiquid assets. That article, Best laid plans, had been published on The Value Perspective for all of five minutes when, leafing through … Read More

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Hot and bothered – Looking too often at portfolio performance can be counterproductive

By Ian Kelly It was only a matter of time before somebody made the connection between the marshmallow test and retirement planning. After all, when you think about it, the test is all about delaying instant gratification in the pursuit … Read More

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Football may not be competitive in sports or business terms, but the remedy – financial fair play – may be making things worse

Manchester United are tipped to take over from Real Madrid in the global financial stakes in the next two years providing they secure Champions’ League football. The Deloitte Money League suggests that United, despite last year’s disappointing seventh in the … Read More

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2015 anti-forecast – Let valuation not prediction be your guide over the coming year

By Kevin Murphy The start of a new year is traditionally seen as the time for all fund managers to opine on the future of economies, markets and the general state of the universe but, ever the contrarians, here on … Read More

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