Smarter Investment Ideas

How we cause disasters

By trying to avoid them all the time

Forest Fires

How we cause disasters

By trying to avoid them all the time

We’ve had some powerful reminders this week that big ‘natural’ disasters are completely beyond our control. Both Hurricane Irma and the (less well covered) Earthquake in Mexico prove just how powerless we are as natural disasters unfold. At best we can prepare to pick up the pieces after the disaster has passed. There are however other…

When will interest rates go up?

Inflation and Interest rates

When will interest rates go up?

When will interest rates go up? This is surely the biggest financial question on everyone’s mind. Whether you’re saving for a deposit on a home or you already have one with a big mortgage attached, or you’re nearing retirement and concerned about annuity rates. You’ll want to have a view about this. A lot of the…

The amazing similarity between storms and stock markets

And why we cannot control either of them

The amazing similarity between storms and stock markets

And why we cannot control either of them

We’ve had some stormy weather around the UK recently. Strong winds, flash floods, thunder, lightning and a hailstorm that set off the alarm on my car. And as ever this reminds me of what thunderstorms can teach us about economies, stock-markets and house prices!

Index trackers are like the curates egg

"Good in parts" ... of the investment cycle

Flying into a storm

Index trackers are like the curates egg

"Good in parts" ... of the investment cycle

Some investment “experts” will tell you that there’s no point paying a fund manager to manage your money. You don’t need them to pick the shares, or sectors or countries to invest in, they say, All you need to do is buy the whole world stock market with some index tracking funds. So… are they…

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