The Art of Boring™ was created for curious and passionate investors. We share strategies, frameworks, and insights to help readers and listeners make better investment decisions. Our aim? To provide some bottom-up, long-term investing signal to cut through the short-term noise.

  • Market Update – March 13, 2020

    Throughout the week, governments around the world have continued to take more significant measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

    March 13, 2020

  • Market Update – March 10, 2020

    Considering the significant market volatility resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as the plunge in oil prices reflecting Saudi Arabia’s decision to accelerate output, we wanted to provide you with an update on Mawer’s strategy in this challenging environment.

    March 10, 2020

  • (Not) boring finds for February 2020

    Why, in investing, it is better to ‘avoid the zeros’; what 700 years of falling interest rates looks like; how mathematics can be a study in wonder (i.e., fun); and the way spices spurred on empires.

    February 26, 2020


  • (Not) boring finds for January 2020

    We close the first month of 2020 by considering the WEF’s list of the top global economic risks (sorted by likelihood and potential extent of impact), Howard Mark’s framework for assessing investment decisions (game theory makes an appearance), what Houdini has to do with risk, and really, what the rise of 5G means for tech.

    January 29, 2020

  • (Not) boring finds for 2019

    As the end of the year (and decade!) is nigh, we thought we’d join the year-in-review fervour, and curate a list of our Top 10 favourite links from 2019.

    December 30, 2019


  • (Not) boring finds for November 2019

    This month, we learned how the 7 most common plots in storytelling can help investors; why analyzing historical returns usually needs more context; the case for “narrative economics”; and a look at the first map of America’s food supply chain. 

    November 27, 2019

  • Investing: The infinite game

    Investing is a fitting example of an infinite game. Why is it that some players last longer in this game than others?

    November 13, 2019

  • (Not) boring finds for October 2019

    This month’s finds include a think-piece on the rise of negative interest rates; a spotlight on Shopify’s origins; what WeWork demonstrates about private vs. public markets for tech stocks; and a look into how humanity’s obsession with gambling has influenced mathematics.

    October 30, 2019


  • (Not) boring finds for September 2019

    Our finds this month include short, helpful investing philosophies to keep in mind and on hand; a case for statistical literacy in civic life; the intriguing history of money as a means of trade; and ways to handle our behavioural biases.

    September 25, 2019