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Underweight on business

Why not diversify by buying a tracker fund? Because what is representative of the stock market is not at all representative of the British economy.

The equities century

The equity risk premium seems very high; but perhaps it has just been an unusually good century for equity investors.

The key to the banks

Great size is a warning of trouble ahead in the banking industry; and the trouble may be for the taxpayer as much as the shareholder.

A fair trade in governance

The management and governance of LIFFE is not an easy job. Exchanges are natural monopolies, and provide benefits which are valuable only in what they make possible.

Time to let go

The “regulation” of the banking industry is more like “supervision”. The difference is more than semantic, and the result is less than satisfactory.