A quote from the renowned American investor and writer, Howard Marks, sets the tone for this month’s commentary: “The best response when seas are choppy is to focus on completing the long-term voyage and not think about whether the next wave is going to push the nose of the boat up or down.” Despite a […]
Two of the most successful investors of recent times, Warren Buffett and Terry Smith, have recently published their annual investor letters. These letters are always worth reading for their insight into how a successful stock market investor thinks. Although we are dealing with different aims, objectives and risk criteria, Clarion use similar methodology as these […]
A good sense of the change in market sentiment over the year can be gleaned from investor reaction to recent ‘news flow’. The Fed Chair Powell recently issued a slightly more dovish statement implying that interest rates were close to neutral and future moves would be data dependent rather than rigidly following the forward guidance.
With modern media reporting a multitude of economic statistics almost every day, it is easy to become statistic fatigued but it is worth reminding ourselves of what is surely the single most important economic statistic.