Protecting from Disasters

Who should you vote for?

The triumph of evil

Who should you vote for?

Here’s a thought on the coming fight against political extremists. (You’ll find that quote at the entrance to the Holocaust exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum) There can be no doubt that the people want change and are gravitating towards the political extremists who promise it. The question is – do we need their sort…

Red Alert

JM Keynes_No more crashes

Red Alert

This is the March 2017 update on the ‘red alert’ article that I’ve been running for some time. In stark contrast to the calming words of J.M Keynes (in 1927!)  – now, the ‘experts’ are putting out red alerts In an excellent article (FT, October 14, 2016) Gillian Tett relayed some ideas about what’s really shaping…

One good thing about Trump

One good thing about Trump

This political type of Insight is rare for me but this issue comes down to human behaviour and I have something to say about that. Yesterday, Donald Trump took a another big step towards chaos in the USA – and around the world – with his latest ‘executive order’ – on immigration.

Good and Bad times

Good and Bad times

Here’s a short Insight into the good and the bad times of investing. Have you ever expressed concern about the risks of investing to a financial sales person? If you have, then you’ll probably have been shown a nice, upwardly sloping chart of stock-market returns – like the one below: My Osteopath tells me ….

US House prices now

US house prices

US House prices now

Let’s take a quick look at US house prices now. This very short Insight is simply a compliment to another Insight on UK house prices here. The chart above is derived from the U.S.A. Home Price index data of Professor Robert J. Shiller whose full set of data (back to 1890) you can find here  For…

Why we hang on too long

Couch Potato

Why we hang on too long

Why do we hang on – too long – to things that are just not worth it! No, this Insight is not about personal relationships! Although it might explain some aspects of them 😉 This is about a natural human behaviour that can get us into a lot of trouble – unless we manage it.

Once in a generation?

Generation gap

Once in a generation?

You may have heard some experts say that . . . the banking crisis (of 2008-09) was the last in a generation Indeed, I’ve heard one (award winning) financial adviser /educator use exactly that phrase as part of his ‘investment training’ series. So I’d suggest that you don’t take that bit of his course too…

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