Posts Tagged ‘dangers’

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…

Two smarter investment ideas

And one big trap you’ll fall into - if you're not careful

Two smarter investment ideas

And one big trap you’ll fall into - if you're not careful

If you’re looking for some smarter investment ideas you’re in the right place.

The truth about fund charges

And how much you might be paying for the management of your money

The truth about fund charges

The truth about fund charges

And how much you might be paying for the management of your money

So, what is the truth about fund charges? How much should you pay (in total) to have someone manage your money? Let’s explore the charging secrets of fund managers and advisers.

Should we increase tax rates?

Should we increase tax rates?

So, should we increase tax rates? Well I guess your answer might depend on what rate you pay today. And whether you’re one of those hard working middle Britons – and trying to raise a family whilst suffering tax at over 70% on every extra pound you earn! Oh yes, this is what really goes…

Stockmarket levels now

Earthquake

Stockmarket levels now

So, how’s the UK Stockmarket looking now? Is it safe to invest your life’s savings? This is a big question – with many possible ways of answering it – but if you had to choose just one key number for some guidance on whether Stock-markets are over (or under) priced at any given time – what…

The Japanese stock market bubble

And what we can learn from it

Japan bubble

The Japanese stock market bubble

And what we can learn from it

In 1989 the Japanese bubble (in property and stock markets) was fully inflated. The Japanese were enjoying what they – and the rest of the world – thought was an economic miracle.

What are the chances of that?

A double six

What are the chances of that?

What are the chances of rolling a double six? Well that’s easy – it’s 1 in 36. The chance of rolling a six is 1 in 6 (1/6 as a fraction) . . . so the chance of rolling two sixes is 1/6 x 1/6 = 1/36. Okay, so if probabilities are this easy, can…

Gina Miller is right

Gina Miller is right

I try to avoid writing on Political matters. There’s so much nonsense written about it – I prefer not to add to the noise. But right now, I feel the need to speak out.

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