Smarter Investment Ideas

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 … well… 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…

Are we really dumb at investing?

Or is the popular report on this wrong?

Facts from Myths

Are we really dumb at investing?

Or is the popular report on this wrong?

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…

How do house prices look now

And what might happen next?

UK Home Prices Feb update

How do house prices look now

And what might happen next?

With UK home prices having fallen (on both the Halifax and Nationwide indices) recently … it’s a good time for a fresh look at price prospects. For thoughts on USA house prices go to this page Or to see if RENTING really is ‘money down the drain’  see here Here I want to ask if UK…

US House prices now

February 2019 update

USA Home Prices

US House prices now

February 2019 update

It’s often said, in the USA, that Janet Yellen didn’t have any appetite for pricking bubbles  – or upsetting pr_cks – before her departure as the head of the US Federal Reserve. And whilst Jerome Powell (the new head of the Fed) seems happy enough to upset Trump (not difficult) … and has been raising interest rates for…

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