Archive for October, 2013

Are You A Victim Of Home Bias?

Having a bias for your home country is, ironically, truly global, especially among investors. Mutual fund and equity investors alike all around the world tend to shy away from “foreign” markets, preferring to stick to the funds that are close to home – a phenomenon that”s known as “home bias” or “domestic bias.”

Why There’s No Such Thing As A Safe Haven

Original article and image is taken from the Financial Post by Michael Nairne

Investors who flocked to “safe haven” assets over the past several years suffered a rude shock in 2013. Government bonds, the security blanket of choice for investors traumatized by the global credit crisis, lost 2.2% in the first half of the year. Yet this disappointing performance looks absolutely scintillating compared to gold bullion.