Articles by Chris Dillow
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  • Why we shouldn’t treat share markets as individuals 
    Save + Invest

    September 9, 2014 - 
    “The fact that the S&P 500 is near a record high shows that the stock market is relaxed about the prospect of rising US interest rates.” This is a common enough statement…
  • Up and down: Is low volatility a sign to buy shares? 
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    July 8, 2014 - 
    Share market volatility has fallen. You don’t need to be a maths whizz to know this. The mere fact that share prices haven’t moved much lately tells us as much. So, is…
  • Is deflation such a bad thing? It depends who you ask 
    Mind + Money

    May 6, 2014 - 
    People in Europe are worried about deflation.
  • Do social media distort financial decision making? 
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    March 25, 2014 - 
    Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media are changing our lives. And given that history tells us that it often takes decades for the full effects of new technology…
  • “You’re one of the luckiest people who ever lived. Why not celebrate?” 
    Mind + Money

    February 10, 2014 - 
    The typical Briton has a lower real income than in 2007, given pressure on wages and high inflation.
  • My top five lessons for 2013 
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    December 18, 2013 - 
    2013 has made us a year older. But are we a year wiser? If you pay attention to proper economics, you should be – because economic researchers have this year discovered…
  • Why are share prices so volatile? 
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    November 19, 2013 - 
    Is economics a science? Of course, it depends what you mean by “science”. By one standard though – does knowledge make useful progress? – the answer is surely yes.…
  • Here’s the forecast: now ignore it 
    Spend + Earn

    October 22, 2013 - 
    In October 2013, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast that most advanced economies would grow faster in 2014 than in 2013. For practical everyday purposes, we should…
  • Is saving worth it? 
    Save + Invest

    September 23, 2013 - 
    Why bother saving? With cash savings rates likely to stay below inflation for a long time yet in the United Kingdom, United States and Eurozone, millions of people are asking…