Smarter Investment Ideas

How to overcome fear

without trying to avoid it

Fear of freefall

How to overcome fear

without trying to avoid it

If you google ‘How to overcome fear?’ you’ll find c. 30 million results ! And that’s a lot of stuff to read 😉 But what’s interesting is that there are twice as many ‘Google results’  – yes c.60 million – on the question of ‘How to avoid fear?’ So, when you get fearful about certain matters…

It’s OK to miss the best days

So you can ignore that misleading nonsense

Three kinds of lies, Disraeli

It’s OK to miss the best days

So you can ignore that misleading nonsense

If you follow the money pages of any newspaper, you cannot have missed the ‘missing the best days’ story. But what they won’t tell you is that this story is … complete and utter nonsense. So, let’s expose it for the grossly misleading rubbish that it is – before you base any of your investment decisions on it….

Dumb and DALBAR

Beware the reports that don't add up

Getting IRATE

Dumb and DALBAR

Beware the reports that don't add up

This site is about bringing you the best ‘Insights’ to help you make better decisions about your money. So, I spend a lot of time exposing the lies that you’ll find elsewhere. And sadly, there are a lot of people who mislead you about money … In this Insight, I’ll expose the problems with a…

Don’t worry be happy

Is not the investment advice you need right now

Don't worry be happy

Don’t worry be happy

Is not the investment advice you need right now

“Don’t worry be happy” is a cheery little song. But for goodness sake, let’s not confuse it – as some ‘market fanatic’ investment promoters do – with being great investment advice. That, it is not.

How much risk is right for you?

When investing your money

Four factors for risk

How much risk is right for you?

When investing your money

Whether you’re an existing investor or just starting out and you’re confused by all the ‘mumbo jumbo’ jargon of investing, don’t worry … …most people, including a lot of advisers are confused about it too – and for good reason, as you’ll find out below! What’s more, quite a lot of that theory (which is…

The Nobel name dropping game

depends on which name you drop

Modern portfolio theory

The Nobel name dropping game

depends on which name you drop

Working inside the Financial Services industry for 25 years (and observing it from the outside for another five) I guess I’ve seen most of what goes on there. I know what good (and fair priced) financial products – and financial advisers – look like. And some of those advisers are really good at their job. But…

Two Nobel prize winners

With very different ideas

Two Nobel Prize winners

Two Nobel prize winners

With very different ideas

Some financial advisers promote their investment service as ‘robust’ because it’s based on the ideas of a particular Nobel Prize-winning economist. The trouble is, they don’t tell you about the other Nobel Prize winner of the same year  – who had very different ‘herding’ ideas about what drives prices in stock markets 😉 Here’s an…

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