Smarter Investment Ideas

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…

To buy or not to buy

... that is the question

Anne Hathaway's cottage

To buy or not to buy

... that is the question

To buy – or not to buy (and rent) that is the question! Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous house price growth … … OK, sorry, got carried away there. The truth is that buying a property is one of the biggest financial decisions we will ever…

Should you invest in bitcoin?

Or are you a teeny bit late?

Bye bye Bitcoin

Should you invest in bitcoin?

Or are you a teeny bit late?

Please note the date of this article. Yes, it needs an update but the key points remain valid. In early December 2017, a friend of mine asked me if he should invest in bitcoin? So, I wrote this article for him at that time. And a few weeks later he was quite angry at me…

Why house prices will probably fall

Unless earnings rise a lot

House price crash

Why house prices will probably fall

Unless earnings rise a lot

I realise that this message (that house prices will probably fall) will not be welcomed by a lot of homeowners – and I’m sorry about that. But this site is about education and, from time to time, the facts about asset prices (houses or shares) don’t make for easy reading. That said, I think younger…

Bubbles, Bubbles everywhere

but not everyone believes they exist

bubbles everywhere

Bubbles, Bubbles everywhere

but not everyone believes they exist

Hey guys, I realise that this article needs updating … … I last updated it in February 2018 and have been updating it since September 2016 … and will update it again soon … … but it’s still highly relevant. I’m also very sorry if this is the first time you’ve seen these warnings because the trouble…

How to test your investment adviser

Before it's too late

Mencken. Clear, simple and wrong

How to test your investment adviser

Before it's too late

This Insight will equip you to test your investment adviser about your expected investment returns. If you think this is useful guidance and you want to help me stop the spread of misleading information from parts of the multi-trillion pound (dollar) investment industry, then please share:-)

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