Looking forward to 2008

"The global boom continues despite experts' worst predictions." As I write this, pessimists are still hanging to their hope this Christmas that spending is heading for the worst on record. But do you know something? There hasn't been...

Everybody knows

But when everybody knows, you are looking in the wrong direction. "Everybody knows" is a decoy. Don't fall for it. What you should be doing is following those in the know. Everybody knows that the dice are loaded...

What Colour are the Swans

Alan Steel says global growth and high liquidity will continue for a long time. Last week, the Dow Jones Index turned in the best one day performance in four years. It went up 283 points or 2.09% in...

Has Inflation had its Chips

Alan Steel said, "It's probably not a bad idea to nibble away at one or two technology funds if you haven't already done so." Headline writers have become fed up writing about Bird Flu and SARS, oil shocks...

Back to the future

There's a probability you didn't receive our February Letter from Linlithgow. I had written it in the few days after I survived my 60th birthday party. It was supposed to be sent out to clients before the end...

Building wealth

Alan Steel said he'd rather back stockmarket gurus than those still piling into property. As my friend, Gavin, is fond of saying, "We live in interesting times." I managed to grab a week's break earlier this month in...