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  1. March 5, 2014

    Art and Life: 1920-1931, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK – review

    Today, Ben Nicholson’s reputation rests above all on the extreme abstraction he developed in his bold, minimal paintings and...

  2. July 5, 2013

    Snapshot: ‘Boy with a Cat’ (1926), by Christopher Wood

    The “Boy with a Cat” is a portrait of Jean Bourgoint by the English artist Christopher Wood (1901-1930). The two met in the...

  1. June 7, 2013

    Tokyo’s tumble doesn’t bother me a bit

    Only a matter of weeks ago I was amusing a conference audience by showing them my happy chart of the huge rise in the...

  2. April 10, 2012

    Alfred Wallis: Ships and Boats, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK

    Alfred Wallis became famous only in old age after Ben Nicholson paid his first visit to St Ives in Cornwall with his friend...

  3. August 17, 2011

    John Piper in Kent and Sussex, Towner, Eastbourne

    John Piper became an artist in defiance of his father, who urged him to join the family firm of solicitors. But although he...

  4. March 18, 2011

    Why I’m sticking with Japanese stocks

    Regular readers will know that I have long been a fan of the Japanese stock market – for the simple reason that unlike every...

  5. FT Alphaville

    March 9, 2011

    More on Japan's odd metamorphosis...

    No, it wasn’t Wednesday’s earthquake, even though it prompted the normally staid fixed income commentators at RBS Securities...

  6. February 25, 2011

    A few words on why people no longer invest

    If you can’t explain it in a single sentence, don’t invest. This old saying – attributed at various times to Warren Buffett,...

  7. FT Alphaville

    June 11, 2010

    China overheating?

    Here’s a pop-quiz for China-watchers on Friday: Does this: Chinese inflation exceeds 3% target Chinese inflation has...

  8. FT Alphaville

    June 4, 2010

    Time for the 'Spanish flu trade'?

    Spanish banks rapidly seem to be becoming the ‘new Greece’, or rather, a key focus of eurozone concern, as their shares...

  9. FT Alphaville

    May 25, 2010

    China, A-shares and double-dip recessions

    A big swing up – and back down – for Chinese stocks at the start of the week spoke more eloquently than any analyst could...

  10. FT Alphaville

    May 18, 2010

    China's bright-ish future, according to CLSA

    “The future looks bright, all right, but not that bright” — although China’s beacon is still very much shining, according to...

  11. FT Alphaville

    March 3, 2010

    Sovereign risk and EM bulls and bears

    “The financial system is broke and we are all doomed.” So says Marc Faber, making yet another splendidly bearish splash in...

  12. February 4, 2010

    Hong Kong and Shanghai pick up pace

    The first back-to-back gains for stocks in the region for three weeks was powered by the biggest rises of the year in...

  13. February 3, 2010

    Asian indices enjoy back-to-back gains

    The first back-to-back gains for stocks in the region for three weeks was powered by the biggest rises of the year in...

  14. FT Alphaville

    January 26, 2010

    Greed & Fear and David Stockman on where it all went wrong

    CLSA’s Christopher Wood in an extra edition of his weekly Greed & Fear newsletter highlights a timely criticism of the US...

  15. December 10, 2009

    JPMorgan takes Asian accolade

    JPMorgan has knocked UBS off the top spot as the best equity house in Asia, according to a new survey of fund managers. The...

  16. FT Alphaville

    December 4, 2009

    Trichet and the Dubai spectre in low-speed Euroland

    With the Dubai noise over the past week, it is worth asking where similar debt concerns might suddenly shock markets, says...

  17. FT Alphaville

    November 6, 2009

    Why Asia may shake off an S&P correction

    The risk of the biggest US equities correction since the March low on the S&P500 has increased over the past week — but...

  18. FT Alphaville

    October 7, 2009

    Reflation, deflation, greed & fear...

    Should we be worrying about inflation? Deflation? Reflation? Or, perhaps, as CLSA’s Asian equity strategist Christopher Wood...

  19. FT Alphaville

    September 4, 2009

    The ups and downs of Japan's first post-LDP week

    It has been a very bad week for stocks and (LDP) politicians in Japan. Commentators might still be excited over the...

  20. FT Alphaville

    August 20, 2009

    Indonesia's year of living safely

    Even in Asian investment circles, it can come as a surprise to learn that the world’s second-best performing stock market...

  21. FT Alphaville

    August 3, 2009

    Doom, gloom, greed & fear: What markets should expect next

    There’s no joie de vivre or bull sentiment behind their views but both CLSA’s Christopher Wood and Marc (aka Dr Doom) Faber...

  22. FT Alphaville

    June 29, 2009

    Of con men, spivs and 'gangreenous' stocks

    The headline on a recent Bloomberg stock market report out of Japan said it all: “Japan Stocks Rise on Green Technology...

  23. FT Alphaville

    June 22, 2009

    Apres le rally, look to Asia and to gold

    Hold on equity investors – and look to Asia, if some are to be believed. There is general unease among investors ahead of...

  24. FT Alphaville

    June 15, 2009

    Greed, fear, interest rates and bond yields

    Too many eyes – and too many concerns – focus right now on the Fed’s next move and the trajectory of US bond yields, worries...

  25. FT Alphaville

    June 8, 2009

    The dollar, US jobs and a risk that could derail markets

    The dollar seems to be bouncing back from its lows last week, due partly to better-than- expected US jobs data last Friday –...

  26. FT Alphaville

    May 22, 2009

    Nouriel's 'perfect storm'

    So the ubiquitous doomster, Nouriel Roubini, is at it again (the man never stops). “Don’t believe the optimists”, he warns...

  27. FT Alphaville

    May 19, 2009

    India: Time to change those Asian asset allocations?

    Get rid of a few Communists and see what happens… India did just that in its weekend election, handing the ruling Congress...

  28. FT Alphaville

    March 20, 2009

    Restructure or punish? Bonus rage wins, for now

    Is America’s escalating ‘bonus rage’ eclipsing all those lesser, irritating issues such as teetering financial institutions,...

  29. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2009

    What's coming next, from the 'Man Who Saw It Coming'

    The litany of dire predictions for currencies, commodities and the global economy in general not only seems endless – it is...

  30. FT Alphaville

    January 20, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Insight: Christopher Wood – Western banks should follow the Swedish...

  31. January 19, 2009

    Insight: Swedish model for western banks

    As newspaper headlines are full of stories about more forced capital injections by governments into leading American and...

  32. March 26, 2008

    Subprime saga packs a global punch

    As the subprime saga has unfolded in recent months, it has packed a powerful - and somewhat unexpected - -globalisation...

  33. March 25, 2008

    Subprime saga packs a global punch

    As the subprime saga has unfolded in recent months, it has packed a powerful – and somewhat unexpected – ­globalisation...

  34. March 8, 2008

    Japanese pin the blame on their politicians

    It's the politics, stupid. The mantra for Japan's sickly stock market is getting louder. "Economists, brokers, investors,...

  35. March 7, 2008

    On Asia: Japanese point finger at usual suspects

    It’s the politics, stupid, The mantra for Japan’s sickly stock market is getting louder. Foreign and local economists,...

  36. FT Alphaville

    February 22, 2008

    The fallout for China equities -- and the rating agencies

    China is in the sights of CLSA’s Christopher Wood this week, as he asks about threats to China’s booming equity story,...

  37. February 19, 2008

    US banks quietly borrow $50bn from Fed via new credit facility

    US banks have been quietly borrowing massive amounts of money from the Federal Reserve in recent weeks by using a new...

  38. February 18, 2008

    US banks borrow $50bn via new Fed facility

    US banks have been quietly borrowing massive amounts of money from the Federal Reserve in recent weeks by using a new...

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