Why is the Wall Street Journal quoting our own Sian Sinclair? When Grant Thornton's recent research reveals what drives $US250bn of foreign property investment, they sit up & listen. But when the main driver is gut instinct, it's time to hit the headlines!

While successful investors will always rely on instinct to some degree, too much reliance on gut feel involves an increased risk of following the herd and thus missing out on alternative opportunities that some disciplined analysis might reveal.