Insights

How to test your investment adviser

Mencken. Clear, Simple & Wrong. Paul Claireaux

How to test your investment adviser

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:-)

Investment risk bubbles are everywhere

bubbles everywhere

Investment risk bubbles are everywhere

Hey guys, I’ve just (October 2020) updated some parts of this long post on investment risks. The last time I updated it properly, was in February 2018. I may update it again, at some point, when something significant changes. For now (October 2020) my message is simply this: The risks in markets are getting higher

Why behaviour change takes time

kicking bad habits

Why behaviour change takes time

If you’ve ever tried to kick a bad habit and replace it with a good one – or you know someone who has – you’ll know it isn’t easy. Yes, there are plenty of products that promise to help us with various unhealthy habits, but we need to check for evidence, (with our doctor, if…

Here’s my happiness list

Here’s my happiness list

How often do you stop and think about what’s really important for your personal happiness? What activities seriously lift your mood – without giving you a hangover afterwards? In this extract from one of my books – I’ll tell you mine.

Can you help spread betting Joe?

Joe and Naomi

Can you help spread betting Joe?

Updated following the tragic recent death of ‘day trader’ Alex Kearns. This Insight is aimed at helping anyone (like my fictional character Joe, in the story below) to understand the real and horrendous risks of spread betting before it’s too late. Please share with your friends.

A story about a banker and his standard deviations

No golden rules, Shaw

A story about a banker and his standard deviations

If you’ve not yet heard this true story of the Investment Banker and his standard deviations, read on. This ludicrous but funny story might just help you remember one of the most important things about investment risk – and it’s this. The model the ‘experts’ use is wrong!