Jim Mellon

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…

Mellon on the Markets

Mellon on the Markets

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I made a speech a few days ago to a gathering of property entrepreneurs in London. I intended to speak of my excitement about the new science surrounding longevity – and I did – but I think had I not mentioned property I would have been lynched! So I improvised some thoughts on real estate,…

Mellon on the Markets

Mellon on the Markets

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My family has gathered on the Isle of Man for the holiday period, and a jolly time we have had. The one unpredictable and notorious feature of this beautiful island is the “four seasons in one day” phenomenon, which means we go from lashing rain to bright clear skies in literally a matter of minutes.…

The BONDfire of the Vanities

The BONDfire of the Vanities

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Last week I was in New York, and by sheer chance I ended up right next to Trump’s golden palace (and of course the many thousands of indignant demonstrators objecting to his position as President-elect). I’d come across on the mighty Queen Mary II, as I find it easier to research  new books on the…

The signs of a Great Unravelling are appearing

The signs of a Great Unravelling are appearing

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Another month of the phoney war in markets; range bound almost everywhere, except in Japan – which is performing well – and ahead of every other major market. (So it should: it’s the cheapest and best bet!). Don’t think for one moment that this quiet period and low volatility will last – I’ve just been…

Jim Mellon: The things keeping me awake at night

Jim Mellon: The things keeping me awake at night

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With the gaggle of visitors to my Spanish lair abating with summer, I’ve had a lot of time for thinking lately. It’s been a quiet time for markets, seemingly, but there have been opportunities, some of which we’ve taken, and others which we outright missed. But you only need one or two to stay ahead…