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 enemy is us: Mitigating confirmation bias

    Back in March, as physical distancing practices were being implemented globally, I was bemused by contrasting provocatively titled articles published within a day of one another. 

    June 10, 2020

  • Mawer Market Update—March 20, 2020

    Over the last week, the world has seen a continued increase in COVID-19 cases and, consequently, a greater effort to contain the virus. 

    March 20, 2020

  • 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

  • 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

  • Avoiding the group of death

    The strength of your competition has an important bearing on your own odds of success. 

    September 18, 2019

  • Mawer's autumn reads 2019

    We thought we’d channel some of that “back to school” enthusiasm and provide a few recommended reads. (Why should kids have all the fun?!) Each selection was hand-picked from our Research team. Happy reading everyone!

    September 11, 2019