Robert and I recently attended two conferences in the US.  Taking time out of the office to attend any conference must always be carefully considered as to whether it will be a good use of our time. ...

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...

My book choices this month were a lot more upbeat than my April selection, which made for a happier month all round.  Something I think I need to bear in mind! Management Lessons from Mayo Clinic (Inside one of the World’s most admired service organisations) – ...

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...

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw When I first started working with Manager Tools, I noticed that there was a phrase which they would often use and which I had never heard before: “Communication is what the...

First up this week, thanks to Robin Powell for alerting me to this cartoon which explores how difficult it can be to change our opinion about something we believe to be true [4 min read – WARNING some strong language] On the same theme of how people can sometimes refuse...