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.

  • The Case for Non-Predictive Decision Making

    In our view, market participants systematically underestimate the importance of vulnerabilities while correspondingly overestimating the importance of triggers. Why?

    April 5, 2023

  • Inflation’s One-Two Punch

    It’s inflation’s second punch that can deliver a blow that investors may not be expecting.

    January 4, 2023

  • Beware the linearity bias

    We tend to think of our world in linear terms, where the output of a system is proportional and directly correlated to its inputs.

    November 2, 2022

  • The quality conundrum

    The conundrum for investors these days is the trade-off between the value of quality and price to pay for it. 

    March 29, 2022

  • Prepare don't predict

    How an engineering principle can improve investment risk management.

    November 3, 2021

  • On modern monetary theory

    We explore the evolution of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and the notable economic ideas on which it is based. We highlight some notable criticisms and discuss implications of MMT for economic policy and financial markets. Our purpose is less focused on opining whether MMT is fundamentally sound, but rather aimed at understanding its development and how the ground may shift if indeed MMT-based policies are more widely embraced.

    June 30, 2021

  • Where I’m seeing value in emerging markets

    I’ve been revisiting Philip Fisher’s Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits recently. Scanning the opportunity set in emerging markets, I’ve been trying to imagine what Fisher would have made of the current investment landscape.

    May 26, 2021

  • 'Twas the week before Christmas

    ‘Twas the week before Christmas, (and you know it’s true), COVID looms large in our annual review.

    December 18, 2020