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Hector Reid

Hector Reid is a freelance investment writer

How the shipping container created today’s global economy
Economy

How the shipping container created today’s global economy

Shipping containers standardised many aspects of trade, allowing globalisation to flourish and radically changing the world we live in. Hector Reid lo…
3 Aug 2019
Investors bail out of commodity funds
Funds

Investors bail out of commodity funds

Commodities investors have had a hard time of late, says Hector Reid. But it's been even worse for hedge fund managers.
14 Aug 2015
Tracker funds engage in cut-throat price war
Funds

Tracker funds engage in cut-throat price war

A major provider of index-tracking funds slashed its fees this week, as a cut-throat price war continues to push down the cost of passive investing.
11 Aug 2015
Five countries (besides Greece) that have stiffed the IMF
Economy

Five countries (besides Greece) that have stiffed the IMF

Hector Reid looks at the other countries to have stuck two fingers up at one of the world’s most respected financial institutions
5 Jun 2015
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Prediction of the day: 'Oil back to $70 in 2015'
Commodities

Prediction of the day: 'Oil back to $70 in 2015'

Credit ratings agency Fitch sees the oil price rising this year. Hector Reid reports on who will be the winners and losers.
13 Jan 2015
The Escape from Balance Sheet Recession and the QE Trap by Richard Koo
Economy

The Escape from Balance Sheet Recession and the QE Trap by Richard Koo

Book review: The Escape from Balance Sheet Recession and the QE Trap Richard Koo's idea of a 'debt trauma' may be a valid concern. But his fears may b…
6 Jan 2015