Chris is something of a perfectionist which may explain the raft of automated spreadsheets ensuring charts are properly formatted to Teschmacher® standards. Having become the resident quiz master, he keeps his colleagues on their toes with a steady stream of investment trivia. This worldly Dutchman has wanderlust in his blood – he was born in Australia and has lived in London, New York and Paris. He has since settled in London with his young family, although regular trips to the South of France suggest that ambitions to become a vineyard owner are still strong.
By Christopher Teschmacher - September 27, 2017 3 mins
In my previous post I outlined the possible benefits of using multiple asset classes to achieve a more stable and attractive level of yield from an income-focused portfolio. In this post I take aim at targeting a fixed level of yield, showing that this objective could mean you miss the big picture.
By Christopher Teschmacher - September 26, 2017 2 mins
Much like the choice between TV channels, income investing was easier in the old days. Investors seeking stable and attractive income from their investments needed to look no further than bonds. These days, with yields near historic lows, many investors are looking elsewhere.
By Christopher Teschmacher - May 05, 2017 3 mins
With the final round of the French elections just days away, the political moment that people have been talking about since President Trump’s election has arrived. While the polls point to an overwhelming win for Macron, I take a quick look at the ways in which this election could still turn, and also the reasons why this time could be different to Brexit and Trump.
By Christopher Teschmacher - March 09, 2017 3 mins
In my recent post The future ain’t what it used to be, I talked about the importance of looking ahead for scenarios that could affect our portfolios, and assessing what impact they might have. 2017 is littered with potential event risks; here we look at the 'unlucky 13', with European politics taking centre stage.
By Christopher Teschmacher - February 28, 2017 5 mins
“The future ain’t what it used to be” is a quote often attributed to New York Met’s coach Yogi Berra, and is also one of Meat Loaf’s songs. The same applies to financial markets and investments. We can’t just rely on the past behaviour of markets to understand the risk we face in the future; that would be like driving a car using a rear view mirror. So what should we do instead?
By Christopher Teschmacher - August 31, 2016 3 mins
Many have heard of the FTSE 100 index. But did you know that of the original FTSE 100 constituents, only 22 remain? As a result, the driving factors behind today’s top 100 blue chip companies have changed significantly.
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