John Looby

John Looby

Will the real value investors please stand up?

Will the real value investors please stand up?

Curiously, just 5 per cent of investors use the tried and trusted technique championed by Warren Buffett to estimate the difference between an asset’s price and its real value

The Donald, the dollar and 'Exorbitant Privilege'

The Donald, the dollar and 'Exorbitant Privilege'

Trump's presidency could undermine the dollar's position at the heart of the global monetary system, writes John Looby

Comment: Process, outcome and persuasive Scots

Comment: Process, outcome and persuasive Scots

National sterotypes can play a role in investment decisions, says John Looby

Why sell AIB Minister Noonan?

Why sell AIB Minister Noonan?

For the sake of his legacy, and the better protection of future taxpayers, Noonan needs to re-think his plan, writes John Looby

John Looby: 'A soft centre and the telling of hard truths'

John Looby: 'A soft centre and the telling of hard truths'

Centrist politicians have been recklessly poor at challenging the narrative of their alleged impotence

John Looby: 'Reagan's presidency is a useful guide for what may evolve under Trump'

John Looby: 'Reagan's presidency is a useful guide for what may evolve under Trump'

Reagan's success as issuer of the unanchored global reserve currency highlights the freedom now in the President-elect's hands

John Looby: The delusion of Trump and Farage is echoed in our industrial unrest

John Looby: The delusion of Trump and Farage is echoed in our industrial unrest

Public sector grievance renders reason increasingly powerless in the face of emotion

'Trump represents the smashing of an idea of innocence'

'Trump represents the smashing of an idea of innocence'

The all-but-sacred idea of what it is to be US president was smashed beyond repair this week

John Looby: Like Argentina's Falklands gamble, Brexit is set to backfire

John Looby: Like Argentina's Falklands gamble, Brexit is set to backfire

Be it The Great British Bake Off or the fanaticism of support for Team GB, the signs of Britain's demise have been there for some time

It’s time for our leaders to make history

It’s time for our leaders to make history

Afer the Brexit and Apple shocks, a step-change in the right direction is there for the taking

The Irish income tax system - a tyranny of the majority?

The Irish income tax system - a tyranny of the majority?

Budgetary policy in Ireland owes little to political or economic principles

Comment: Is Nama an early riser or late sleeper?

Comment: Is Nama an early riser or late sleeper?

A fire sale has been led by the body set up to avert it, writes John Looby

Comment: Have Central Banks unleashed a sledgehammer in QE?

Comment: Have Central Banks unleashed a sledgehammer in QE?

Similar efforts to stimulate economies have ended badly in the past

Comment: Britain, Brexit, Europe and the lessons of Suez

Comment: Britain, Brexit, Europe and the lessons of Suez

GB Shaw said that ‘we learn from history that we learn nothing from history’, writes John Looby

John Looby: Prague, Brexit, and the dangers of appeasing the extremes

John Looby: Prague, Brexit, and the dangers of appeasing the extremes

Nigel Farage may be gone, but his damaging irrationality stands triumphant