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The truth about fund charges

And how much you might be paying for the management of your money

The truth about fund charges

The truth about fund charges

And how much you might be paying for the management of your money

So, what is the truth about fund charges? How much should you pay (in total) to have someone manage your money? Let’s explore the charging secrets of fund managers and advisers.

The best investment advice

Your best investment ever

The best investment advice

Okay, so what’s the best investment advice you’ll ever get? Simply this. Ignore all specific investment recommendations you read in books, newspapers and online blogs. Regardless of how ‘reputable’ the writer appears to be. Their ‘recommendations’ cannot possibly be tailored to your particular circumstances.

How to value markets now

Overheated markets

How to value markets now

It’s very hot outside today. So, let’s stay in the cool and check if stock-markets might be overheated now too. And let’s use one of the most powerful tools you’ll find.

The myth of stability and certainty

And where to learn the truth of what we have instead

Minsky on Stability

The myth of stability and certainty

And where to learn the truth of what we have instead

Whatever your interest (or leaning) in politics you surely, cannot have missed Theresa May’s promise of stability and certainty in the recent election campaign.

Does your adviser really understand risk?

And should you find out sooner rather than later?

Mencken. Clear, simple and wrong

Does your adviser really understand risk?

And should you find out sooner rather than later?

Benoit Mandelbrot had a beautiful mind for risk. A Polish-born, French and American mathematician – he was the guy who discovered the idea of “self-similarity” in nature. You may have heard the term ‘Fractal’ which he coined to describe the beautiful and ‘apparently complex’ shapes in nature. This extraordinary simple concept explains how snowflakes are…

The thing about economists

The thing about economists

Economists have really struggled to be taken seriously since the financial crisis of 2008-09. And that’s worrying because these experts are probably the most important policy-shaping advisers behind our politicians.

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