My June book review is up on the blog  [4 min read] What did Sir John Templeton really mean when he said four of the most dangerous words in investing were ‘This time it’s different’? [3 min read] The most important requirement for a successful investment experience? Know thyself [2 min read] The future...

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.“ – Voltaire As world equity markets continue to hit new record highs, so the mutterings of ‘experts’ forecasting the next crash grow louder and louder. Of course, at some point, equity markets will suffer a fall – history...

How not to raise a spoiled brat. One of the discussions we often have with clients with young children is about the challenge of raising children when you are a first generation wealth creator. As this article illustrates, sometimes parents find it extremely difficult to relate...

Well, it’s ended up being an ‘interesting’ week, hasn’t it? Here are a few distractions for you…. Charts don’t always show the full picture – [3 min read] I’ve recently started to study the Stoics. One of their philosophies was the practice of Inversion. Interesting stuff when applied to our...

Why you never want to purchase leveraged ETFs [3 min read] Florence Nightingale invented infographics, apparently – who knew? [3 min read] One from the archives – a vintage interview with Nobel laureate Eugene Fama from 1999. [20 min video] Millionaire tells millennials: if you want a house, stop buying avocado...

If you have ever ordered a new car you will know how difficult it can be to reach the point where you find out how much you actually need to pay.  An endless list of choices: upholstery, in-car entertainment, sat nav, not to mention paint…....

This week’s blog covers a subject close to our hearts: Costs  [2 min read] Chairman and co-founder of Dimensional Fund Advisors, David Booth, reminds us that successful investing involves not just following the evidence, but having the discipline to stay the course when times get tough in his letter...

Investors have a lot of control over what kind of lifetime investment experience they have.  Nevertheless, the charts in this article make for interesting reading.  [4 min read] In a similar vein, it takes a lot of self-control to earn market returns [3 min read] Professor Eugene Fama explains how...