Smarter Investment Ideas

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…

CAPE of good hope

A powerful tool for investors to value markets

Cape of good hope

CAPE of good hope

A powerful tool for investors to value markets

So yes, this is the CAPE of good hope. And I was lucky enough to get down there in 2016 to visit my son who was completing his medical studies in Cape Town Hospital.  If you get the chance, do visit Cape Town. It’s an amazing place with wonderful wines and scenery. And their currency has…

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…

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

never was - and never will be - the investment advice you need

Don't worry be happy

Don’t worry be happy

never was - and never will be - the investment advice you need

“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.

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