The ABCs of Market Emotion

Might that I had 100 years left to watch what is coming at us unfold. I look at my son Max today and I can only smile because of the unbelievably exciting world that is rushing his, and...

Time to pour cold water on market doomsayers

If you’re a stock market investor, especially if you’re getting on a bit like me, February certainly lived up to its reputation for springing surprise extremes on us, although over my lifetime it’s February’s weather extremes that spring...

The Value of Market Panic

What a difference 10 days make, eh? Investors have certainly ridden a market sentiment rollercoaster of late. And, it seems, the moment they began to re-emerge from their 2008/09 bomb-shelters, where they’ve sat huddled and worried for about...

Mellon on the Markets - February 2018

All articles in this section are provided courtesy of Master Investor Magazine and are not necessarily the views of Alan Steel Asset Management. Another year, another pilgrimage to the JP Morgan Biotech conference in San Francisco, now in...

How to create order from chaos through financial planning

All articles in this section are provided courtesy of Master Investor Magazine and are not necessarily the views of Alan Steel Asset Management. Have you noticed that survey after survey shows that most people in the UK are...

That was the week that was

Fifty five years ago this month, Saturday-night cult viewing on the telly was a satirical programme introduced by David Frost which shared this month’s title of Letter from Linlithgow. It was broadcast in black and white. My grandchildren...

The DNA of ASAM's Success

The Ghost in the Bull Market Machine

There are literally hundreds of reasons that are now being created for why the market is falling back a bit. My response to this, as I’ve noted many times before, is that we will all need to get...

Economics Trumps Emotions

I have just come back from a few days in New York. Whilst there I spent an hour or two perusing some of their many bookstores and if I did not know better I would think that a...

Boomer’s Boom Turns Millennial

Global economic activity is accelerating across the board. In fact, just last week, the IMF once again raised their growth forecast for both 2018 and 2019. And we should expect that the fuse lit by the bold steps...