Jim Mellon

Mellon on the Markets

Mellon on the Markets

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Two trips to Australia in two weeks is not a recipe for a Juvenescent life. Bottom line, if you have to do it, go Emirates. It’s way better than BA, sadly, which has dropped all pretence of service in favour of short term profits. I went the second time to speak at a conference known…

Mellon on the Markets

Mellon on the Markets

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I’m on an Emirates A380 over the island of Goa, en route to Dubai from Melbourne. For the past ten days, I’ve been on a whirlwind visit to Hong Kong, where I spoke at the Economist Longevity conference, and to Australia, where I discussed, inter alia, lithium and more Juvenescence. In less than two weeks,…

Mellon on the Markets

Mellon on the Markets

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What to write about this month? Victor Hill has already – and brilliantly – covered Catalonia, and I have banged on about Longevity long enough (pun intended). But the latest book (Juvenescence) is now  out – at last – and the launch party for journos, collaborators as well as  friends and family, at the Oxford…

Mellon on the Markets

Mellon on the Markets

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This missive is being written on the Edinburgh to London train, as I return from a full week at the Edinburgh Festival. My friends Alan and Fran Steel of Alan Steel Asset Management, Scotland’s most successful IFA (Independent Financial Adviser), asked me to speak to a selection of their clients during my visit, which I…

Mellon on the Markets: New “highs” for early investors

Mellon on the Markets: New “highs” for early investors

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There are three of us Mellons currently trying to get books out ahead of each other: my father is finishing one on African Bangles; my brother in law is close to completing a magnum opus on the future of media; and I am pleased to say that, albeit delayed, Juvenescence is coming out on September…

Mellon on the Markets: The times they are a changin’

Mellon on the Markets: The times they are a changin’

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I was recently invited to a Conservative Party lunch hosted by the City and Westminster Tory Association. It was a jolly affair, with hundreds of well-oiled attendees, and despite the recent electoral setback, the mood appeared quite upbeat. Mrs May, to her credit given the recent events, made a formulaic speech that was well received,…

Mellon on the Markets: Assume the brace position

Mellon on the Markets: Assume the brace position

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In the past month, I’ve been going around the British Isles, talking to groups of people about my research into longevity, ahead of the launch of the Juvenescence book in July. I know it’s always a mistake to develop confirmation bias, but the more I talk on the subject, and the more I look into…

Mellon on the Markets

Mellon on the Markets

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Juvenescence, Bill Gates and the markets It’s been a month since the Master Investor Show, and it’s been a busy one. Markets have basically gone nowhere, except for the post-Macron relief rally which, if you ask me, will soon peter out. I’ve been busy getting the Juvenescence book done, and I think I am now…

Mellon on the Markets: The next money fountain

Mellon on the Markets: The next money fountain

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Another Master Investor done! A huge crowd, impressive companies, great speakers and an engaged audience. Well done Swen and team! I must say I always feel wrung out afterwards, as it takes weeks to prepare my speech and develop my theme. Luckily, this year, I think we are onto a new money fountain centred on…

Mellon on the Markets: On the road again

Mellon on the Markets: On the road again

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Well, I’m on the road again. This time, I’m travelling around the US, in part researching for the new book, which I hope will be out in early May, but will definitely be featured in my talk at Master Investor 2017 on March 25th. The other part of the trip is to observe the US…