Posts Tagged ‘dangers’

Should you pay for financial advice?

And if so, what is a reasonable price?

Lost in front of map. Paul Claireaux

Should you pay for financial advice?

And if so, what is a reasonable price?

If you’re considering working with a financial coach, planner, or adviser and are concerned about the potential cost, this Insight is for you. This is a 10 to 20-minute read, depending on your speed. Yes, it’s quite a long read, but we believe everyone needs to understand the (various) answers to this question. After all,…

Who might be happy after a stock market crash?

and who might be seriously upset?

Who might be happy after a stock market crash?

and who might be seriously upset?

A 10 to 15-minute read – depending on your speed. By the end of this Insight (for investors of all ages), you’ll understand more than most people about this critically important paradox of investing. In short, you’ll know why stock market crashes can (simultaneously) be good news for some people and miserable for others! We…

How much Investment risk is right for you?

Part one (of three): Sorting out the basics.

Swimming naked. Buffett. Paul Claireaux

How much Investment risk is right for you?

Part one (of three): Sorting out the basics.

A 5 to 10-minute read, depending on your speed. This is the first of three Insights to help you consider how much investment risk might be right for you – on each of your financial life goals. These Insights are written to help all investors (new, recent and experienced) because we all need to ensure…

Change three words you use each day

and transform your life for the better

Change three words to transform your life

Change three words you use each day

and transform your life for the better

During these extraordinary times, it’s easy to feel pressured (by others or ourselves) to do more of those things that we think we ‘should’ be doing. But that way of thinking doesn’t really help us to ‘achieve more’ at the best of times and it certainly won’t help now. So, let’s explore a different (and…

Two Nobel prize winners

with very different ideas on stock market pricing

Two Nobel Prize Winners. Paul Claireaux

Two Nobel prize winners

with very different ideas on stock market pricing

Some wealth managers promote their investment service as being robust because it’s based on the ideas of a 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. In this Insight, I…

Why most managers take bigger risks with your money, than you’d expect.

The story of Tony Dye

Tony Dye. Bulls and Bears. Paul Claireaux

Why most managers take bigger risks with your money, than you’d expect.

The story of Tony Dye

In this extract from chapter 5 of my book ‘Who misleads you about money?’ I explore the story of Tony Dye to help you understand why most fund and wealth managers will always take bigger risks with your money than you might reasonably expect. Dye was the chief investment officer at Philips and Drew when…

Achieve more of what you want

Simply by changing one word you use

Achieve more of what you want

Simply by changing one word you use

We’ve already seen how most people fail on most of their personal goals and explored seven ways to help you achieve more of yours. Here, I just want to share one of the most powerful ideas I’ve ever found for getting more done.

The Nobel name dropping game

depends on which name you drop

Modern Portfolio Theory. Paul Claireaux

The Nobel name dropping game

depends on which name you drop

Working inside the Financial Services industry for 25 years, and observing it from the outside for another ten, I guess I’ve seen a lot of what goes on. I know what good (and fair priced) financial products, and financial advisers, look like, and many of those advisers are really good at their job. However, they’re…

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