The wrong track

By Nick Kirrage. Investors define risk in many different ways and given the multitude of definitions out there, who can really blame them? Take volatility, for example – investors are set up to think of volatility as risk, simply because there is a brand of financial mathematics that talks about standard deviation of returns, which […]

21 July 2011 by The Value Perspective

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Your flexible friend

By Nick Kirrage. It is a fact of value investment life that there will be times when the market throws up more reasons to sell existing holdings than buy new ones and a natural side-effect of that is ones portfolio cash position increases in size. To many observers that can seem like a straight active […]

19 July 2011 by The Value Perspective

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Free your mind

By Nick Kirrage. Suppose a friend tells you they have come across an investment – no clues as to what it is at first but, over the last 120 years, it has only been as cheap as it is now 13% of the time*. Presumably you would ask them to tell you more. So your […]

13 July 2011 by The Value Perspective

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The income irony

By Nick Kirrage. You may imagine a high-yield income investment strategy would simply involve buying high-yield stocks but sometimes the clue is not wholly in the name. Income investors typically buy income funds for two main reasons; firstly an attractive yield and secondly the market outperformance which high yield strategies have shown over the long […]

11 July 2011 by The Value Perspective

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Netting returns

By Nick Kirrage. Watching the Wimbledon men’s final at the weekend, I had the distinct feeling I had seen these two players somewhere before – and that may of course have had something to do with them both reaching at least the semi-final of pretty much every grand slam tennis tournament for the last three […]

8 July 2011 by The Value Perspective

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