What did we learn in 2016?

Every year has its twists and turns. But 2016 arguably had more than usual. The political and media establishments are …

Has Trump taken the shine off gold?

Judging by past evidence, Donald Trump’s motto could be “Build it then gild it”. Trump’s penthouses, planes, casinos and hotels …

Lies, damned lies and CPI

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” Benjamin Disraeli, British prime minister (attributed by Mark Twain, …

Turbocharge your stock profits

Investing in stocks is full of uncertainties. There are loads of things that you can’t control. But there’s one thing …

Where should you put your money?

We live in difficult times for investors. Practically all major asset classes are richly valued in most developed markets. Yields …