Trust Economics has no business in securities or other financial products. We are therefore independent and have no conflicts of interest. Our fidelities are quite frankly to our clients, to whom we pledge to provide full, unbiased coverage and to “tell it as we see it”, whether that is good or bad and regardless of whether it is popular, even if that means we must oppose the will and the majority view, even if these positions that we express may be unpleasant and unbearable for the majority.
Our economic philosophy is wide-based and realistic. The worst research is often based on doctrine or “black box” computer programs and algorithms. Although as economic research business we take full account of the monetary aspects of the economy and use econometric analysis when it is required, we do not consider that these approaches are exclusive or necessarily reliable handbook to the real world. Instead, we believe that they must be understood alongside other data. An appreciation of institutional change and new global trends is also vital.
We are not afraid to challenge the conventional wisdom and stand out from the crowd. This is mirrored in our economic and market forecasts, which are very often very different from the unanimity. We prevent simply reporting past developments and aim instead to provide original and forward-looking analysis, with strong and clear conclusions.
We aim to ensure that any fact, figure or quotation is checked for accuracy and credibility by our fact/data-checkers.
When writing about financial markets, we do not make specific trade or asset allocation recommendations. But we do provide detailed analysis and forecasts for the performance of the main asset classes, and always seek to draw out the market implications of our economic views.
The supreme values which we seek to uphold are independence of thought, awareness, clearness, concision, exactness and good judgement.